Situations, as though they took place yesterday
Galerie TIC / BRNO (Czech Republic)
11.07.2018 – 11.08.2018

Situations, as though they took place yesterday The presentation of Lenka L. Lukačovičová, Slovak artist, photographer, is based on her long-termed program of creating photographic cycles, in which she repeats or refers on civil actions, representatives of underground at scene of the 70´s – 90´s in Czechoslovakia, which are recorded through the pictures. Known is the lifetime cooperation of conceptual artist Július Koller and photographer Květa Fulierová, who recorded many of his actions. In the artwork of Ľubomír Ďurček, the relationship between photography and performance is even more blurred, specifically in the works, where he worked with physical dimensions and compositions of public space with distinctive geometry. He completed or changed those with a subtle intervention, by presence of his body. Ľubo Stacho works with time and he makes portrayals of people after some periods of time, who for this particular situation of shooting expose themselves into some sort of civil performative form. At the other hand, Rudolf Sikora uses photography as a record of action, which took place and left a temporary sing in the landscape. All these perspectives are evaluated by Lenka L. Lukačovičová and in her authorial diction she explores them again. In contrast to Barbora Klímová, who was more interested in sociocultural advancement of gestures within the changed political context at the repeatitions of selected actions of the Czech conceptualists from the same time period, Lenka L. Lukačovičová explores this topic rather from the positon of a photographer and instead, she conceptually problematizes the relation of photography and performance.
Current selection involves analogue photographs with the author herself, but in more autonomous and abstract position in comparison to the original concept and sensitive to medium photography, which becomes dominant. Photographs were taken o colour negative film of medium size (6 x 6 cm) and enlarged via the C–print technology.
Curated by Ivana Hrončeková

Courtesy of the artist
Photocredit Lenka L. Lukacovicova