JIŘÍ THÝN
CONSCIOUSNESS AS A FUNDAMENTAL ATTRIBUTE
16. 5.—22. 6. 2014

A reproduced plate from a magazine, posted on a noticeboard, writing engraved in a plastered wall, a black curtain ... To what extent can we still call that photography? Today, to be concerned with the theory of photography is just as suspect as to be a photographer. Both entail certain preconditions of photographic thinking. Jiří Thýn has been observing this for a long time.
One of the typical expressions of such thinking is an interest in the thematization of time. The endeavour to make a slice of time or, possibly, to demonstrate that something like that cannot really be done. After all, ‘now’ is not a point; it has duration; similarly, the camera shutter is subject to the laws of physics and the shortest exposure takes a certain time.
Even a reproduction is a photographic topic par excellence. It takes an artwork out of context, strips it of its original purpose and often also of its frame, and thereby also strips it of its own topical character. This meaning can then imperiously be turned upside down when uniqueness is ascribed to infinitely reproduced photographs.
Some things have to be seen, because it is difficult to express them in the logic of words. Photography has the ability to overturn our conception of the world when what was its image can change into its pre-image.
The camera is aimed; the shutter release is pressed ... But this aggression can also be turned against photography itself. By a violent cut, a reproduced work is stripped of its purpose, and is forced to communicate a different message; it is relocated in space and time, and is, by means of art, returned to reality.

Hana Buddeus

 

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CV — Jiří Thýn

*1977 v Praze

Studium
1998 / 99 ITF - Slezská Univerzita v Opavě obor fotografie
Od 1999 / 2000 VŠUP Praha, ateliér fotografie prof. Pavla Štechy
Stáže
2002 / 2003 AVU Praha ateliér malby prof. Vladimíra Skrepla a Jiřího Kovandy
2002 / 2003 UIAH Helsinky, ateliér fotografie
Samostatné výstavy
2002 Místa ticha pro mojí sestru, Galerie Francouzkého institutu
2003 Místní území , Galerie CO14
Skupinové výstavy
1999 STUDIO EMOTION, Praha
2002 A SAKRA!, Galerie 1, VŠUP
2000 KONFRONTACE,Galerie PHP
2003 VěříME, Galerie 1 VŠUP
2003 BROUMOVSKÉ DVORKY (umění ve veřejném prostoru)
2003 IN / OUT, festival digitálního obrazu, Praha
2003 COMPRESSION, Berlín, ve spolupráci s galerií Display
2004 PRIVATE EVOLUTION, galerie VŠUP
2004 1+1 galerie Jelení
2004 DESIGN BLOK botel Neptun, s podporou organizace Tranzit
2005 ENVIROMENTAL, Galerie AM 180, Praha
2005 FUNKEHO KOLíN, fotografický festival
2005 UDĚLALI JSME TÉMĚŘ VŠECHNO,Galerie Entrance
2006 LAND LOCKED, Well Gallery, London Collage of Comunication
2006 THIS POINT..., Preproduction GalleryBerlin-Weding
2006 VĚCNÉ STAVY, Karlín Studios
2006 ÚÈEL.galerie AVU
2006 INDIKACE,4+4 dny v pohybu
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