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Art of Pornography

Art of Pornography is a tribute to Zbigniew Libera, a Polish artist who exploits relativism in his work. All you can see in the photographs are screenshots from hard-core porn movies. I deliberately picked up the “narrative parts” between the sexual scenes where some primitive storyline unfolds. Here I find moments that refer to famous works of art. Finding high art in low porn movies is an ironic way to undermine our common perception of artistic/aesthetical values.

Branislav Stepanek (1974) is a Slovak photograher living in Bratislava. He has studied photography at the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava, Czech Republic. In his work, he explores the notion of visual representation related to art, architecture, environment, politics, or common habits.