East Contemporary

Category: Prague

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…

Prague City Gallery: “Carnations and Velvet. Art and Revolution in Portugal and Czechoslovakia”

Prague, Municipal Library 2F, April 30 – September 29, 2019, http://www.ghmp.cz The exhibitions attempted to compare Czechoslovak and Portugese art on the basis of historical similarities between the “Carnation Revolution” in 1974 Portugal and “Velvet Revolution” in 1989 Czech Republic. The focus was on art spanning this period, with a little excursion into the contemporary…

Prague City Gallery: Ondrej Filipek “Ligament”

Prague, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, May 29 – September 1, 2019, http://www.ghmp.cz The “Start Up” exhibition series is dedicated to the youngest generation of artists from Czech Republic. It takes place in one smallish room of the palace. Filipek’s sculptures strongly referenced the human body and its scale. They resembled furniture or objects from the urban environment…

GHMP: Hulacova – Keresztes – Janousek “Entomos”

Prague, November 21, 2018 – March 3, 2019, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace 3F, http://www.ghmp.cz A duo-exhibition of two young sculptors. The exhibition space was located in an old crumbling palace, but the insides of the rooms were transformed in a white-cube setup, and I could feel that the exhibition architecture was considered as an inherent part of…