Fotograf Gallery

Václav Magid
— Epimenides´ Lessons

Opening: Thursday, June 26, at 6 pm
Curator: Jiří Ptáček

To begin, let’s clarify a couple of definitions:  a work of art is raw material for documentation. The gallery is the setting wherein the work is photographed.  An exhibition is an excuse to publish a catalogue.  A theoretical introduction is the template for its English translation. Text and illustrations are material for graphic layouts. The cover of the printed catalogue is the basis for photographs published online. The artist’s name is a tool for internet searches. The internet is the dominant means of production for neoliberal capitalism. Battles in the field of art run parallel, in capitalism, to political and social battles; as a show that distracts from the process where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. The production of culture only legitimizes growth in barbarianism and I can’t do anything about it.

Václav Magid



Fotograf Gallery is supported by the Czech Ministry of Culture and during the year 2021 by a grant from the City of Prague amounting to 630 000 CZK.