until 18.04. | #2704ARTatBerlin | Galerie aKonzept and Raphael Lévy present from 6th March 2020 the solo exhibition “Subliminale images” by the artist Jiří Valoch.
“Our exhibition cannot pretend to explain Valoch’s prolific work, nor place it in the political and artistic context of his time. However, what we are exhibiting sums up fairly well the essence of his work, which is that of extracting meaning from life and of sharing it. It is not difficult to understand his work which, despite its graphic reduction, is generous because it leaves its interpretation open to all. His works often animate our thoughts so vividly that they provoke smiles and the joy of abandoning ourselves in spaces that quickly become familiar to us even if we had never been there. His works are joyfully serious and profound. They are like a friend who suggests to us in a word or two a thought that we make our own. As when Valoch printed in 1973 “fragment of a book that does not exist” on a single sheet, which was at the same time the title of the work. Jiří Valoch is good for us.”
fragment of a book that does not exist. 1972. Text printed on a sheet of handmade paper,
signed, and dated in pencil on the reverse. “fragment of a book that does not exist”
printed on a single sheet of handmade paper, which is at the same time the title
of the book. 15 x 21 cm.
Jiří Valoch. Art theorist, curator, artist, poet. Born 1946 in Brno. Since 1963 he has created visual poetry, and exhibited since 1966. By the end of the 1960s, his work transformed itself in accordance with the march of concrete poetry and conceptual art. In 1968 he organised Computer Graphic art exhibition in Brno.
Untitled. 1968. Photogram. 3 white keys on black background. Signed and dated on the back.
A photogram is a photographic image made without a camera. It is made by placing
objects directly onto the surface of a light-sensitive material such as photographic
paper and then exposing it to light.
1972-2001 he has been a theorist and curator in The House of Arts in Brno. After the realization of the exhibition Contemporary Czech Drawing, he was restricted from publishing. Since the early 1970s, he has cooperated on the organization of non-official exhibitions at several different places in Czechoslovakia. 1968-1972 he was a member of the Concretists’ Club. Lives in Brno.
Vernissage: Friday, 6th March 2020, from 6:00 pm
Exhibition period: Friday, 6th March to Saturday, 18th April 2020Zur Galerie aKonzept
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