Martin KOLLAR

Provisional Arrangement


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"Winner of the 2016 'Prix Elysée', Martin KOLLAR’s new photo book, 'Provisional Arrangement', considers that which is temporary in a world made up of provisional situations and solutions.

'We are tenants of culture', wrote Nicolas BOURRIAUD, foreseeing a world of precarious inhabitation of ideas.

'I grew up in Czechoslovakia during the Communist era,' says KOLLAR, 'and with the motto, with the Soviet Union for all Eternity – which has been one of my few experiences with eternity... People of my generation fight against the void left behind the abandoned dogmas.' (© Martin KOLLAR)

It is this world that KOLLAR turns to, one of aborted eternities and slackened certainties – to situations which reveal the disintegra-tion of permanences, capturing their fall into the provisional." (publisher's note, © Mack Books, 2016)

Other photo book titles by Martin KOLLAR are:
'Nothing Special' (2008)
'Cahier' (2011)
'Field Trip' (2012)

About the photographer, Martin KOLLAR (b. in Zilina, Czechoslovakia (now Slovak Republic):
Martin KOLLAR studied at the Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava and has been working as a freelance photographer and cinematographer since he graduated.
He has received several grants and awards, including the Fuji Film Euro Press Photo Award and the Backlight Photography Award in Finland. His work has been exhibited across the world, including Maison Europeen de la Photography Paris, France, Rencontres d’ Arles in France, MOCA Shanghai China, Guandong Museum of Art in China and Month of Photography in Krakow.

"Der Gewinner des 'Prix Elysée' 2016; Martin KOLLARs neues Fotobuch 'Provisional Arrangement', betrachtet das Temporäre in einer Welt, die aus provisorischen Situationen und Lösungen besteht.

'Wir sind Mieter der Kultur', schrieb Nicolas BOURRIAUD und sah eine Welt prekärer Ideenbewohner vor.

'Ich bin in der Zeit des Kommunismus in der Tschechoslowakei aufgewachsen', sagt KOLLAR, 'und unter dem Motto 'Sowjetunion für alle Ewigkeit' - eine meiner wenigen Erfahrungen mit der Ewigkeit: 'Menschen meiner Generation kämpfen gegen die Leere hinterlassen die verlassenen Dogmen.' (© Martin KOLLAR)

An diese Welt wendet sich KOLLAR, mit einer Reihe von gescheiterten Ewigkeiten und geminderten Gewissheiten, zu Situationen, die die Auflösung von bleibenden Zuständen offenbaren und ihren Fall in das Provisorische einfangen." (freie Übersetzung des Verlagstextes, © Mack Books, 2016)