Hello, I’ll be showing photographs from my commissioned series on migration. which I based around London Brick factory. The group exhibition called “Rebecoming” will open on the 9th at Flowers East Gallery.



Rebecoming
The Other European Travellers
 
Flowers Gallery, London. 10 September-10 October 2014
Virgílio Ferreira, Henrik Malmström, Tereza Zelenkova and Lucy Levene
Curated by Tim Clark, 1000 Words1000 Words is delighted to announce a group exhibition featuring the four winners of the inaugural 1000 Words Award at Flowers Gallery, London this September.
Rebecoming brings together newly commissioned works from four artists Virgílio Ferreira, Henrik Malmström, Tereza Zelenkova and Lucy Levene. Focusing on migration patterns between 1950 and 1980 from southern to central and northern Europe, it depicts fragments of the lives, stories and environments of individuals who left their countries of birth to start a new life in new lands, principally due to economic reasons.
The works explore issues related to family, labour, mobility, boundary, cultural heritage and social expectation. They also connect to instances of courage, upheaval, opportunity, unfreedom, self-respect, heroism and the dream of returning ‘home’, not withdrawing exploitation and poverty; the ultimate capitalistic ethic. By offering personal visions of lived experience, Rebecoming examines the contradictory nature of how the stage for temporary migration in many cases became permanent.
Aninstallation by Tereza Zelenkova (b.1985, Czech Republic) comprises black and white photographs from two series’, Girls & Gloves and Stewartby inspired by John Berger’s 1975 seminal text The Seventh Man. Shot in the former London Brick factory in Bedford, England - a company that once recruited more than 7,500 men from villages in southern Italy to fill the least desirable and repetitive jobs during the post-war reconstruction boom - the images make visible bits of detritus strewn across the building’s crumbling interior.
Workers’ gloves and posters of women form Zelenkova’s topology, offering monuments to desperate optimism. Drawing on her signature surrealist impulse, these objects undergo metamorphosis and alongside portraits and images of a housing estate in the adjacent town Stewartby, become imbued with emotional encryptions that speak to isolation, powerlessness, homesickness, sexual frustration and desire. Central to her project lies an exploration of how, or whether, the dream of a suburban life abroad was ever realised.
 

Hello, I’ll be showing photographs from my commissioned series on migration. which I based around London Brick factory. The group exhibition called “Rebecoming” will open on the 9th at Flowers East Gallery.
Rebecoming
The Other European Travellers
 
Flowers Gallery, London. 10 September-10 October 2014
Virgílio Ferreira, Henrik Malmström, Tereza Zelenkova and Lucy Levene
Curated by Tim Clark, 1000 Words

1000 Words is delighted to announce a group exhibition featuring the four winners of the inaugural 1000 Words Award at Flowers Gallery, London this September.
Rebecoming brings together newly commissioned works from four artists Virgílio Ferreira, Henrik Malmström, Tereza Zelenkova and Lucy Levene. Focusing on migration patterns between 1950 and 1980 from southern to central and northern Europe, it depicts fragments of the lives, stories and environments of individuals who left their countries of birth to start a new life in new lands, principally due to economic reasons.
The works explore issues related to family, labour, mobility, boundary, cultural heritage and social expectation. They also connect to instances of courage, upheaval, opportunity, unfreedom, self-respect, heroism and the dream of returning ‘home’, not withdrawing exploitation and poverty; the ultimate capitalistic ethic. By offering personal visions of lived experience, Rebecoming examines the contradictory nature of how the stage for temporary migration in many cases became permanent.
Aninstallation by Tereza Zelenkova (b.1985, Czech Republic) comprises black and white photographs from two series’, Girls & Gloves and Stewartby inspired by John Berger’s 1975 seminal text The Seventh Man. Shot in the former London Brick factory in Bedford, England - a company that once recruited more than 7,500 men from villages in southern Italy to fill the least desirable and repetitive jobs during the post-war reconstruction boom - the images make visible bits of detritus strewn across the building’s crumbling interior.
Workers’ gloves and posters of women form Zelenkova’s topology, offering monuments to desperate optimism. Drawing on her signature surrealist impulse, these objects undergo metamorphosis and alongside portraits and images of a housing estate in the adjacent town Stewartby, become imbued with emotional encryptions that speak to isolation, powerlessness, homesickness, sexual frustration and desire. Central to her project lies an exploration of how, or whether, the dream of a suburban life abroad was ever realised.

 

'Artefacts' Rag Facotry16-18 Honeage Street, E1 in London
Tomorrow the 5th from 6-9pm
Exhibition opened till the 12th from 10-5pm
Me and my colleagues from one and only North London Darkroom !!!

'Artefacts' 
Rag Facotry
16-18 Honeage Street, E1 in London

Tomorrow the 5th from 6-9pm

Exhibition opened till the 12th from 10-5pm

Me and my colleagues from one and only North London Darkroom !!!

Open studio at Aberystwyth Arts centre at the end of my AiR stay.

Work in progress: Folding my new book The Absence of Myth!

Work in progress: Folding my new book The Absence of Myth!

nomorebadfuture asked:

great work! what do you shoot with?

Tereza Zelenkova Answer:

Thanks! Various medium format cameras on Ilford delta 400




 



THE ABSENCE OF MYTH
Tereza Zelenkova
“’Night is also a sun’, and the absence of myth is also a myth: the coldest, the purest, the only true myth.”
- Georges Bataille
Legion TV are pleased to present Tereza Zelenkova’s first solo show in London.  The exhibition will include Zelenkova’s latest photographic works, which are presented as excerpts from a critical dictionary created by the artist. Drawing on the traditions of Surrealism, Zelenkova’s darkly romantic work frequently references Georges Bataille, whose writings also partially inspired this project.
Working in black and white, Zelenkova’s photographs are often a nostalgic and melancholic representation of the present, that for her perpetually blends with the past, and vice versa. The images are mostly uninhabited and still; time here is frozen, not only through the alchemic process of photography, but also through the subject matter itself: old museum exhibits, preserved period interiors, or historic paintings, among others. It is as if the work resists the passage of time, the only dynamic feature being the water that occasionally runs through the otherwise timeless and unchanging environments.
The installation itself takes on the aesthetics of a museum exposition, creating a certain tension between the lyrical nature of the photographs and a detached, institutional-like presentation. The individual photographs are of intimate sizes that oscillate between public display and private album. For Zelenkova, each of her works is a result of subconscious choices, a mixture of chance and intentions, which under closer inspection reveal a web of associations, weaving together a narrative of a personal biography and artist’s cultural heritage. This is also the first time that Zelenkova presents her photographs together with text, revealing some of the inner concerns behind the work.  
 The exhibition is accompanied by a limited edition artist publication, which also serves as an exhibition catalogue, bringing together foreword by Daniel C. Blight, Zelenkova’s photographs, texts, and also a poem written by French poet Ed Anon. 

THE ABSENCE OF MYTH

Tereza Zelenkova

“’Night is also a sun’, and the absence of myth is also a myth: the coldest, the purest, the only true myth.”

- Georges Bataille

Legion TV are pleased to present Tereza Zelenkova’s first solo show in London.  The exhibition will include Zelenkova’s latest photographic works, which are presented as excerpts from a critical dictionary created by the artist. Drawing on the traditions of Surrealism, Zelenkova’s darkly romantic work frequently references Georges Bataille, whose writings also partially inspired this project.

Working in black and white, Zelenkova’s photographs are often a nostalgic and melancholic representation of the present, that for her perpetually blends with the past, and vice versa. The images are mostly uninhabited and still; time here is frozen, not only through the alchemic process of photography, but also through the subject matter itself: old museum exhibits, preserved period interiors, or historic paintings, among others. It is as if the work resists the passage of time, the only dynamic feature being the water that occasionally runs through the otherwise timeless and unchanging environments.

The installation itself takes on the aesthetics of a museum exposition, creating a certain tension between the lyrical nature of the photographs and a detached, institutional-like presentation. The individual photographs are of intimate sizes that oscillate between public display and private album. For Zelenkova, each of her works is a result of subconscious choices, a mixture of chance and intentions, which under closer inspection reveal a web of associations, weaving together a narrative of a personal biography and artist’s cultural heritage. This is also the first time that Zelenkova presents her photographs together with text, revealing some of the inner concerns behind the work. 

 The exhibition is accompanied by a limited edition artist publication, which also serves as an exhibition catalogue, bringing together foreword by Daniel C. Blight, Zelenkova’s photographs, texts, and also a poem written by French poet Ed Anon. 

THE ABSENCE OF MYTH

Photographs, texts and design by Tereza Zelenkova

Foreword by Daniel C. Blight

Poem by Ed Anon

Publication:

32 pp., 28 black and white plates

Digital print, saddle stitched and individually numbered.

Edition of 250.

Special edition of 20 books comes with 10x8” gelatin silver print hand printed by the artist.

 

£20 / 26.00 €

£60 / 75.00 €  special edition

Release: 18/10/2013

For distribution contact me:

tereza.photography@gmail.com

For direct sales contact Kiera:

kiera@legion-tv.com