‘The Tireless Epic’. Fieret-Tichý-Heyboer
2 October 2010 – 9 January 2011
Fall 2010 the Hague Museum of Photography will exhibit the work of three eccentric figures who are considered as outcasts in the world of photography: Gerard Fieret, Miroslav Tichy and Anton Heyboer.
Their personal universe and love of women were the starting points for an incessant stream of images showing the world as they saw it. All three were trained artists but entirely self-taught as photographers. This autumn, the Hague Museum of Photography is showing the work of a trio of eccentrics regarded by the photographic world as ‘outsiders’: Dutchmen Gerard Petrus Fieret and Anton Heyboer plus Czech artist Miroslav Tichý. The three are linked not only by their chosen themes, but also by an obstinately idiosyncratic way of life. This exhibition brings their highly singular worlds together. Its title, The Tireless Epic, comes from a poem written by Fieret.
Image: Miroslav Tichý, MT Inv. No 2-6, undated, gelatin silver print. Courtesy Foundation Tichy Ocean.