IVAN PINKAVA | Double Binding

Project Title: Ivan Pinkava – Double Binding
Year: 2020
Location: Olomouc, Czech Republic (Telegraph Gallery)
Curator: Jan Dotřel
Client: Telegraph; Ivan Pinkava
Photo: Zdeněk Porcal

“The interpretation and reading of Pinkava’s photographs are always dual. Chlapec s kuličkou / Boy with a Ball (2009) can be a real child with a toy or God looking down on the created world where physical laws apply. The triptych Foucaltovo kyvadlo / Foucault Pendulum (2009) refers to intertextuality presented by Umberto Eco. Gravity (2009) presents a young man who is literally pushed to the ground by a heart of stone. “The boy is a symbol, a referent, a motif of Pinkava’s concentration and conveys a different story in each of the pictures. The same boy becomes Christ as well as a mere object of a photograph,” concludes the curator… (Jan Dotřel)”