The Process of Measuring. Daniela Dostálková

AS Gallery
św. Tomasza 26, Krakow
Mon.-Sat. 11:30–18:00
 The Process of Measuring . Daniela Dostálková
Daniela Dostálková, Förster Perimeter, from the series The Process of Measuring, 2013. Digital archival print © Daniela Dostálková.
"After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in aesthetics, plasticity, and form." Albert Einstein

No quote could be more accurate in appreciating Daniela Dostálková’s Process of Measuring, an ongoing photographic work which embraces the world of modern psychology, shown through the perspective of its instrumental apparatuses, scientific methodology and anticipated results.

Indeed, Daniela Dostálková, through her uncanny images of the uttermost precision, shows how modern psychology has had the ambition to describe, analyse and measure the human psyche. In her photographs, all seems organised, rational and clear. And yet a hint of dementia seems to lurk behind Dostálková’s models and instruments; this is precisely what makes her work fascinating and equivocal. As Goya would write in 1797, when modern psychology was being discovered: “the sleep of reason produces monsters”.  

Daniela Dostálková (born 1979, Třinec, Czech Republic)
Graduated from the Institute of Creative Photography (ITF) in Opava and Pavel Baňka’s Photography Studio at J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem. In 2004 and 2007 she attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, and in 2005 she and her sister Linda founded the Bestseller Creative Platform studio.


Daniela DOSTÁLKOVÁ – The Process of Measuring
Curator: Nicolas Grospierre
Vernissage: 17.05, 7 PM
Exhibition open: 17.05-15.06
AS Gallery, ul. św. Tomasza 26

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