Supreme Vice book published by Morel, 2011.

“It is the empirical, sometimes accidental meaning and beauty of Nature – as well as the overlooked obvious – that art portrays.” 


- Austin Osman Spare                                            


The mid-19th century was characterized by radical changes within society. New theories about man and the universe disrupted the traditional religious views of Christianity – God was dying, but Nietzsche had not yet officially erected his tombstone. The triumph of materialist positivism together with industrialism were beginning to show their first deficiencies, resulting in social and psychological crisis. Intellectuals and artists became advocates of ideals that were critical of civilization: this can be seen in the literature of Naturalism, in Expressionist Art and in the whole Decadent movement. During this time, when the old values were shaken but the new ones had not yet been fully formed, a wave of irrational and superstitious beliefs washed over the Western World. By the end of the 19th century countless forms of occult beliefs were practiced and a number of secret societies dealing with magic were born.


Supreme Vice work is contemplating our susceptibility to irrational beliefs that often stems from the desire to better understand the natural order of things in a time when God is dead and science is unable to provide us with satisfactory answers. The photographs in Supreme Vice invoke death as the only objective truth of our existence.

TEREZA ZELENKOVA

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I        Work

          Two and two is five . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2014

          The Absence of Myth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2013

          Georges Bataille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013

          La Trousse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2013

         The Other Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012

          Index of Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011

          Night is also a sun. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011

          Supreme Vice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010     


II      Publications

         The Absence of Myth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013

         Index of Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012

         Supreme Vice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011

     

III    Online Reviews

         The Guardian

         1000 Words blog

         Notes on metamodernism

         The Telegraph

         Dazed Digital

         Ahorn Magazine

         Photo-Eye

         1000 Words


IV    Information

         News   

         About

         CV

         Contact

       

V    Editions