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“What do you photograph?”—”Everything.”
“Where would you like to go?”—“Everywhere.”


From… To… is part archive part storyboard and presents the photographic work of Jiří Makovec from 2018–2002. Shot in the streets, in dimly lit hallways, during festive parades, in empty lots, and anywhere else he goes, the photographs exemplify Jiří’s approach, which is neither documentary nor fictional. As much as some of his pictures may look staged, they are mostly situations captured by chance. Within the layered orders of the world, where everyone and everything seems to have its assigned position, Jiří’s gaze transgresses ethnic, class and age divisions by the simple act of looking.


With a text by Jiajia Zhang and supplementary liner notes.


This publication was made possible with the generous support of Kanton St.Gallen, Stadt St.Gallen, Stiftung für Ostschweizer Kunstschaffen and Ostschweizer Kulturmagazin Saiten.



Jiří Makovec


Jiajia Zhang


Samuel Bänziger

Rosario Florio

Larissa Kasper


272 pages

315 × 315 mm

1525 color illustrations


CHF 58.00