Untitled, 1970-1980
Untitled, 1970-1980
Gelatin silver print laid down on cardboard with frameline black ballpoint pen
Image: 8.2 x 4.9 in
Unique artwork
Signé
Untitled, 1970-1980
Untitled, 1970-1980
Gelatin silver print
Image: 8.7 x 5.1 in
Unique artwork
Sans titre, 1950 - 1980
Sans titre, 1950 - 1980
vintage gelatin silver print, marker, paper
Image: 11,7 x 8,2 inches
Unique artwork
Sans titre, 1950 - 1980
Sans titre, 1950 - 1980
vintage gelatin silver print
Image: 9,4 x 4,8 inches (16,3 x 11,8 in)
Unique artwork
Sans titre, 1950 - 1980
Sans titre, 1950 - 1980
vintage gelatin silver print
Image: 4,9 x 6,8 inches
Unique artwork
Sans titre, 1950 - 1980
Sans titre, 1950 - 1980
vintage gelatin silver print
Image: 10,5 x 5,2 inches
Unique artwork
Sans titre, 1950 - 1980
Sans titre, 1950 - 1980
vintage gelatin silver print, pastel, carton
Image: 9 x 6,3 inches
Unique artwork
Sans titre, 1950 - 1980
Sans titre, 1950 - 1980
vintage gelatin silver print, marker, paper
Image: 11,6 x 7 inches
Unique artwork
Sans titre, 1950 - 1980
Sans titre, 1950 - 1980
vintage gelatin silver print, marker, paper
Image: 10,2 x 7,8 inches
Unique artwork
Sans titre, 1950 - 1980
Sans titre, 1950 - 1980
Vintage gelatin silver print, gouache, marker on paper
Image: 7,9 x 5,7 inches
Unique artwork
Sans Titre, 1950 - 1980
Sans Titre, 1950 - 1980
vintage gelatin silver print
Unique artwork
Sans titre, 1950 - 1980
Sans titre, 1950 - 1980
vintage gelatin silver print, pastel
Unique artwork
Sans titre, 1950 - 1980
Sans titre, 1950 - 1980
vintage gelatin silver print, pastel
Unique artwork

Miroslav
TICHY

How is an artist invented? How is a photographer propelled from obscurity to fame in a few short years? How do exhibition curators construct a narrative around a photographer and his work? What factors determine the success or failure of such a narrative? This article highlights the curators’ work in attaining artistic recognition for the Czech photographer Miroslav Tichý. Initially exhibited unsuccessfully under the label of ‘outsider art,’ Tichý achieved renown in 2004 when the curator Harald Szeemann presented him under the aegis of contemporary art. He was subsequently honored with an award at the Rencontres d’Arles and exhibited at Kunsthaus Zurich, then at the Centre Pompidou, and his works were acquired by numerous collections. The critical analysis of schemas of presentation and legitimation that vary according to the context in which the works are being presented – outsider art or contemporary art – highlights the role played by curators in the artistic recognition of the Czech photographer; their work, however, runs up against the resistance of the artist himself.


The Invention of Miroslav Tichý
Marc Lenot




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Miroslav Tichy

04.02.2015
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