EVOKATIV by Libuše Jarcovjáková


The street, night, sex, work, alcohol, love, and depression. Libuše Jarcovjáková’s photos are captured with a self-destructive lack of restraint. She is unafraid of imperfection, she portrays the world around her, other people, and her feelings of apparent hopelessness with unwavering honesty. The book features photographs taken between 1970 and 1989 in Prague, in communist Czechoslovakia during a dark period of political oppression and lack of personal freedom. Libuše Jarcovjáková’s photographs, on the other hand, recount freedom, express fluidity and atmosphere, and bear an authentic and clear-eyed witness to the life of an artist. 

EVOKATIV by Libuše Jarcovjáková


The street, night, sex, work, alcohol, love, and depression. Libuše Jarcovjáková’s photos are captured with a self-destructive lack of restraint. She is unafraid of imperfection, she portrays the world around her, other people, and her feelings of apparent hopelessness with unwavering honesty. The book features photographs taken between 1970 and 1989 in Prague, in communist Czechoslovakia during a dark period of political oppression and lack of personal freedom. Libuše Jarcovjáková’s photographs, on the other hand, recount freedom, express fluidity and atmosphere, and bear an authentic and clear-eyed witness to the life of an artist. 

EVOKATIV by Libuše Jarcovjáková is the first publication of Untitled publishing house. The book is presented at the exhibition of the same name at the photo festival Les Rencontres d’Arles 2019.

 "I was fortunate to see a developed version of Libuše Jarcovjáková’s EVOKATIV at a workshop in Vienna in Spring 2019. This project bridges the difficult juncture between a highly personal diary and significant socio-political moments in the history of Czechoslovakia and the realignment of Europe. And it is a wonderful book, which should be in everyone's collection."  – Michael Mack, Publisher, MACK.

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