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Photographs - The Unseen

The Unseen

  • Object:

    Photographs

  • Date:

    2015

  • Artist/Maker:

    Zelenkova, Tereza, born 1985 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin Silver Print

  • Credit Line:

    Purchase funded by the Photographs Acquisition Group

  • Museum number:

    E.218-2018

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case TOAST

Tereza Zelenkova is a Czech-born artist known for her imaginative exploration of mysticism. She is inspired by literature and philosophy, but also values intuition and coincidence as essential guides in her creative process. Zelenkova’s work peels back the layers of myth that build up over time, interrogating the historical past of places and people, probing at folklore and imparting a modern sense of Surrealism onto familiar things, such as the grave of Georges Bataille, the Moravian cave of Byci Skala, or a statue by Michelangelo in the V&A’s cast courts.

Zelenkova holds a BA in Photographic Arts from the University of Westminster and an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Jerwood Photoworks Award (2015), and was a finalist of the ING Unseen Talent Award (2016). Her work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums worldwide, including Whitechapel Gallery in London, Le Bal in Paris and Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne. Zelenkova has published three monographs, in which images are accompanied by her own writings.

Physical description

Black and white photograph depicting a table and four women with white scarves on their heads in the centre of the photograph. The table is covered by a white lace tablecoth, each female figure is wearing a blouse and pleated skirt, one is standing and three are seated. The background is black.

Date

2015

Artist/maker

Zelenkova, Tereza, born 1985 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin Silver Print

Dimensions

Height: 100 cm, Width: 125 cm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Tereza Zelenkova, 'The Unseen', 2015. Gelatin Silver Print, 100 x 125cm, edition of 3.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver process; Photography

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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