Hynek Alt

Infrastructures of the Obvious

25.03.2021 / 6pm

Hynek Alt: Infrastructures of the Obvious

Shifting between photography, video, object and installation, Hynek Alt is concerned with forms of perception of the human in the current digital era and the navigation in between physical surroundings and constructed social systems. He uses generic objects and situations, analyses them and changes the way of their presentation, while questioning their purpose. He employs at times widely accessible and cheap technologies (photography, Xerox, offset) aiming at precision, specificity and thorough research while usually arriving at a very general outcome and at times high-tech methods (3D scanning, 3D rendering) to achieve the opposite. His work consists of either a combination of different elements or isolation of one from the other to create new tension and layers of possible reading while challenging their usual hierarchy.

Since 2017 he is head of the Studio of Photography and New Media at FAMU, Prague. From 2008-2016 Hynek Alt was head of the photography studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, together with Aleksandra Vajd.

His work has been shown at Fotograf Gallery in Prague, House of Art, Česke Budějovice, Futura Gallery in Prague and Rudolfinum Prague, Škuc Gallery Ljubljana, Slovenia, Plato, Ostrava, National Gallery, Prague, <rotor>, Graz, Galerie Fait, Brno, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Mumok, Vienna, among others.