Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays
MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSVaclav Stratil: I'm History
Hardcover, 6.25 x 8.25 in. / 238 pgs / 85 color / 80 duotone. | 3/1/2007 | Not available
Published by JRP|Ringier/Tranzit series.
Edited by Jiri Skala, Vit Havranek. Text by Jiri Patek, Karel Thein, Jiri Skala.
Prague performer, photographer, musician and painter Václav Stratil, born in 1950, isn't a boyish Cindy Sherman--his costumes and production are way too nonchalant--but he's playing similar riffs. This first monograph, I'm History presents and comments on selections from seven of his photographic cycles. Most of the images it gathers, which date from 1991 to the present, were taken in public photo studios. They are distinguished by the constant, and often slight, transformation of the artist's identity through playful investigation or confrontation--through a leather jacket or a baleful look. A short overview of his career is accompanied by an essay from the philosopher Karel Thein on identity, image and the history of photographic documentation of the face.
Hardcover, 6.25 x 8.25 in. / 238 pgs / 85 color / 80 duotone.
Pub Date 3/1/2007
Out of print
Catalog: SPRING 2007 p. 151
ISBN 9783905701753 TRADE
List Price: $29.00 CDN $39.50