ARTIST PROFILE

Jiří Žák

  • Czech Republic (b. 1989 in Zlín)
  • Currently in Prague.
  • Jiří Žák utilises a video essayistic approach to his films, reflecting ideas, politics, and history. He tries to add a narrative to complex issues via their internalization and change of perspective.

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Historical maps

Historical maps

  • 2015

  • Set of authentic historical maps of Baťa company from the Museum of Southeast Moravia.Via connection of these trade maps with Mother City video in a museum-like installation I can show a different context and meaning of specific history.

  • Historical 20maps 20(part 20of 20mother 20city 20project) 1
  • Historical 20maps 20(part 20of 20mother 20city 20project) 2
  • Historical 20maps 20(part 20of 20mother 20city 20project) 3
  • Historical maps - thumbnail Mother City (english subtitles) - thumbnail Mateřské město / Mother City (czech subtitles)  - thumbnail Digital ghost and the avant-garde poets  - thumbnail

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    Mother City and others | 2015

This series of works deals with particular historical connections of colonization of Brazilian territory by Baťa Company. Besides the colonial and post-colonial aspect it shows also the problematics of labour, utopia and construction of hegemonic historical narrative via institution of museum.