The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center hosted a gallery talk with contemporary Czech photographer Ivan Pinkava on November 3, at 5 pm, as he presented his exhibition Remains, curated by Petr Vanouš. The black and white works employ generally comprehensible cultural codes to refer to the state of the human spirit of the individual in 'Western' culture. During the gallery talk, Pinkava discussed his genuine love for black and white photography and engaged the audience in the role of religion and culture in art. He revealed that his photography holds a duality. For almost thirty years, Pinkava has created his own, distinctive visual language, which can be identified with his thinking about the world. In 2004, the Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, mounted his biggest solo exhibition to date, accompanied by the publishing of his monograph Heroes. The current exibition Remains covers Pinkava’s work between the years of 1997-2011 and is on display until December 16, 2012. For more information about Ivan Pinkava, please visit www.ivanpinkava.com.