Launch of the catalogue and a public reading...
19.2. 2012, Tuesday 19 February at 7pm
dittrichova 9, praha 2, CZ
Lukáš Jasanský, Martin Polák, Czech/English edition, texts: Karel Císař, Tomáš Pospiszyl, graphic design: Adéla Svobodová, 472 pages, published by tranzit.cz and JRP-Ringier (Monographs & Artists’ Books Collection), 2012.
Extracts from Jan Vrba’s book Myslivcův rok (jaro/léto/podzim/zima) [A Hunter’s Year (spring/summer/autumn/winter)] will be read by Petr Weig.
Lukáš Jasanský and Martin Polák are among the most highly respected living Czech photographers. They express themselves through extensive cycles of photographs that until now have only been documented separately in smaller catalogues featuring only extracts of their work. A larger overview and assessment of their work has been missing. Both artists express themselves through a conceptual type of photography based on typological series, the paradoxes of the photographic image, and the performative character of joint creation. The all-pervasive irony and deadpan humour of Jasanský and Polák bear witness not only to the properties of photography as a medium, but to life in Eastern Europe over the last few decades. The publication includes 1,363 photographs and is the first foreign-language book that comprehensively records the history of all the cycles of this photographic duo. It is being published in collaboration with the Swiss publishing house JRP-Ringier.
During the launch the catalogue will be on sale for a special price of CZK 600. To mark the publication of the book, tranzit.cz is offering a new edition of limited photographic multiples by Lukáš Jasanský and Martin Polák for the price of CZK 5,000 per multiple.A buyer will receive the catalogue free of charge with a multiple.
Monographs & Artists¹ Books
Edited by Tomas Pospiszyl
Author(s): Karel Cisar, Tomas Pospiszyl
Czech / English Edition
ISBN 978-3-03764-312-9 (JRP/Ringier)
ISBN 978-80-87259-15-3 (tranzit.cz)
Softcover, 200 x 250 mm
Images 237 color / 1110 b/w
Print run: 1200
Distribution by JRP-Ringier and Kosmas
The book was published with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.