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Nov 18, 2020 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Czech Photography Masterclass on Instagram N.4 /Ivan Pinkava

Our next Czech Photography Masterclass will start on the 18th of November, hosted by the remarkable Ivan Pinkava (@ivanpinkava). Join him on his journey into the complex and magical world of fine-art photography.


November 18, All day on Instagram
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Ivan Pinkava is a very well-known Czech art photographer. In his masterclass, you will have a unique opportunity to get a glimpse into the way he thinks about his work. You can learn about the deep symbolic meaning photography can have as well as Pinkava’s philosophy, and get some precious insight into the analogies and abstract techniques used in his art.


For almost thirty years, Pinkava has created his own, distinctive visual language, which can be identified with his thinking about the world. In 2002 he was included in a German encyclopaedia of international photographers, Das Lexikon der Fotografen 1900 bis heute. In 2004 the Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, mounted his biggest solo exhibition to date, accompanied by the publishing of his monograph Heroes. From 2005 to 2007, Pinkava ran the Photography Studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague.

Pinkava's works primarily makes merciless reference to the state of the human spirit of the individual in 'Western' culture. Searching for the essence, he offers certain generalizations of his reflections, presenting them in generally comprehensible cultural codes. He dismantles their usual validity, however, and suggests possibilities for shifts and changes in their meanings. Pinkava has created a series of propositions about the identity and uncertainties of 'Western' man as he passes through historical experiences - crises, rises and falls, always returning to the generally valid rules of human existence, which, it seems, elude our giving them names. If these rules cannot be named with words, their visual evocation, including their infringement, is often stronger and more striking - more striking in their negative imprint and referential ambiguity.

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Photo credit: Ivan Pinkava

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Nov 18, 2020 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM


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