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Dopitová, Milena / Collective transmission (1)

2014

digital photograph, paper 700 × 1000 mm

purchased 2020 with the support of the Czech Ministry of Culture

Olga Malá: Milena Dopitová I Love and Accept, Prague City Gallery, Prague 2014, unpaged.

This cycle of photographs represents another facet of Dopitová’s work; it is a commentary on the queer identity of adolescent boys. As in the object We were somewhere, but not hot, where Dopitová offers a concentrated and non-traditional image of masculinity, this cycle disrupts traditional depictions of heterosexual structures. Though visual signs depicting men, she thus subtly addresses “feminine” issues.

DOPITOVÁ MILENA

(1963, Šternberk) A conceptual artist who works with various media – photography, sculpture, installations, video, and body art. She studied under Milan Knížák at Prague’s Academy of Fine Arts (1986–1994). In the 1990s she travelled abroad for a number of residences, especially in the USA. In 2002 she participated in the prestigious International and Curatorial Program in New York. She has won several major awards, such as the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1997) and the Michal Ranný Prize (2011). She was a member of the (now-defunct) “Monday” group. Dopitová is a social artist; she is associated with the emergence of Czech feminist art (or gender-focused art in general). Her work addresses issues connected with human life – death, ageing, and pain. Her more recent works have been somewhat more positive, moving away from weighty existential problems such as death and birth. Her installations combine a range of different media and materials. She takes everyday items (such as chairs or hairdressers’ hood dryers) and covers them in cloth or weaves threads around them (made of wool or cactus leaves). Although Dopitová has been described as a feminist artist, she also explores (with a level of intimacy that is typical of her work) the world of men, viewing them from a personal perspective (as a mother or partner) as well as from a broader gender perspective.
video,  purchased 2020 with the support of the Czech Ministry of Culture
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mixed technique, textile, wood, 180 × 230 × 70 cm, purchased 2020 with the support of the Czech Ministry of Culture
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