Lausanne - Exhibition

Martin Kollar: Provisional Arrangement

Musée de l'Elysée

21 Sep 201631 Dec 2016

“Provisional Arrangement” is the realisation of the project that Martin Kollar submitted for the Prix Elysée launched in 2014 .

Convinced by the quality of his work, the museum proposed him, in addition, to produce an exhibition presented from September 21 to December 31, 2016 and curated by Lydia Dorner.“Provisional Arrangement” is thus the result of two years of work with Martin Kollar, confirming the museum’s commitment to sustaining contemporary photographers.

For several months, Martin Kollar roamed the roads of Europe and searched through his personal archives to bring together in a rich corpus his idea of the provisional—a difficult subject to address visually. Nevertheless, Kollar didn’t waver and, with “Provisional Arrangement”, offers us around 30 images that all, in their own way, explore the notion of temporary—and, implicitly, the far broader notion of memory in the process of (de)construction.

Brought up in communist Czechoslovakia, the artist has always been fascinated by the clash between the unchanging aspects of our society and those that become a fleeting part of it to compensate for life’s trials and tribulations. In this way, he presents images of the backdrop for a generation for whom the provisional governed everyday life, when it was more a question of adapting to endless variations than putting down lasting roots in a defined time and place—a world in which durability could not be counted on—rendered poetically by this photographic journey capturing the disintegration of the permanent in favor of the temporary and provisional.

  • Martin Kollar, from the series Martin Kollar, from the series "Provisional Arrangement," 2016. © Martin Kollar.
  • From the series Provisional Arrangement, 2016 © Martin KollarFrom the series Provisional Arrangement, 2016 © Martin Kollar
  • From the series Provisional Arrangement, 2016 © Martin KollarFrom the series Provisional Arrangement, 2016 © Martin Kollar
  • From the series Provisional Arrangement, 2016 © Martin KollarFrom the series Provisional Arrangement, 2016 © Martin Kollar

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