East Contemporary

Category: Exhibitions

Futura Project: Cezary Poniatowski „Vaults and Swellings”

Prague, May 5 – June 20, 2021, https://futuraprague.com Poniatowski works with old carpets, artificial leather etc. He “upcycled” these materials into weird three-dimensional shapes, that somehow remind furniture or… sculpture. A sculpture that satisfies the stereotypical dustiness of post-communist Eastern Europe even 30 years after the regime changed. Old interior textiles with out of fashion…

Meetfactory: Oliver Torr “Trans Europe Postal Express”

Prague, May 3 – July 4, 2021, http://www.meetfactory.cz Oliver Torr is a Czech electronic music artist and sound designer. The showcase in one room at Meetfactory was a presentation of his sound project done last year in the context of the SHAPE platform “for Innovative Music and Audiovisual Art from Europe” that is co-financed from…

City Gallery Prague: Lukas Machalicky “Eclecticism Hour”

Prague, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, May 29 – September 1, 2019, http://www.ghmp.cz A conceptual-minimalist exhibition that featured 3D scans of specific parts of the interior printed out as large framed photographs installed next to the real parts of the interior scanned. Additionally, a room was almost closed off with a high white wall with a little hole…

Venice Biennale 2019, Pavilion of the Republic of North Macedonia: Nada Prjla „Subversion to Red“

Venice, Palazzo Rota Ivancich, May 11 – November 24, 2019, www.2019northmacedonia-labiennale.art I enjoyed “Subversion to Red” a lot. Probably a part of my positive feelings was caused by arriving at the cool palace after wandering through the Venice summer heat. Probably a part of my positive feelings was caused by the off-location in a crumbling…

Biennale Arte, Venice 2019: Moving image works, East Europe, East Asia

Venice, Arsenale and Giardini, May 11 – November 24, 2019, https://www.labiennale.org/en/art/ (videos below text) Venice Biennale… the original mega-show, the art circus. A lot of stuff. This year the show was doubled: The seemingly never-ending long noodle-shaped Arsenale docks exhibition had its double in the large Central Biennale Pavilion located in the gardens (Giardini). The…