What You See Is What You Think. Markéta Kinterová. NAMU

Posted in books, photography on April 7th, 2022
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How do we see the cityscape and its periphery? Can we read these as a composition of volumes pasted over with brand labels and messages? The appearance of our cities is a mirror image of the state of our culture. People read and interpret the city based on a form of text written by the private sector and the state. What does our urban public space tell us? The present artist book responds to visual strategies deployed in public space with the intention to consolidate and entrench a repressive system of control, turning citizens into consumers.

Markéta Kinterová (*1981) focuses on conceptual photography, oftentimes overlapping into public space. She studied photography at the Faculty of Art and Design at the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic. The author’s book is published as the artistic part of the doctoral thesis Oppositional Reading of Public Space, which she defended last year at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. She has been the head of the Documentary Photography Studio at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) since 2016. She has taken part in several independent and group exhibitions. She is the editor-in-chief of the Fotograf magazine and the executive director of the Fotograf Festival in Prague.

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