In Search of a Monument II
The House of Arts, Jaroslav Král Gallery
Malinovského nám. 2, Brno
Open: Tue – Sun 10 am – 6 pm
Curator: Marika Svobodová
A multi-media installation will introduce the latest work of Jiří Thýn, in which the artist returns to photograms and shows the potential of their visual impact within the spatial concept. In Thýn’s approach photography extricates itself from the traditional photographic canon and becomes contemporary visual art. An interest in traditional analogue black-and-white photography, the history of the discipline and working with experimental photographic techniques intermingles in Thýn’s output with non-photographic processes and conceptual thinking. The resulting image is a contextual fusion of different levels of approach to photography and contemporary art.
Jiří Thýn graduated from the Studio of Photography at the Prague Academy of Art, Architecture and Design under Pavel Štech and Ivan Pinkava. He was a founding member of the Ládví group which operated on a volunteer basis for the benefit of protecting the public space in the local housing estate. He was twice among the finalists of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award.