Jungle Heat v 1.8.17
Exhibiting performers: Aleš Čermák, Katarína Hládeková, Anna Hulačová, Matyáš Chochola, Johana Střížková
Guest: Laure Provost (FR)
Event curator: Karina Kottová
Event architect: Zbyněk Baladrán
A global jury has actually selected here five finalists of 27th version of Czech Republic’s many prestigious award for music artists to age 35: Aleš Čermák, Katarína Hládeková, Anna Hulačová, Matyáš Chochola and Johana Střížková. After a series of side occasions presented in the 1st 50 % of the year across the Czech Republic, the performers introduce on their own at the autumn exhibition within Trade Fair Palace in Prague. Because of this celebration, they ready new jobs including sculptural and audiovisual installments through experimental work with the medium of photography to brief film essays. Their common denominator could be the delicate stress between a poetic and involved method of modern themes and difficulties. The exhibition is not conceived as a juxtaposition of individual “competing” principles but instead as an area for a generous presentation of five remarkable designers regarding the up-and-coming generation aided by the purpose of providing them with the maximum amount of conceptual and manufacturing background with regards to their present act as feasible. The exhibition is also accentuated all together representing a merchant account of a particular some time a certain generation, merging the person approaches and supplementing all of them with unexpected contexts.
Whilst the 2015 edition were held in Brno, the convention associated with the finalists of Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2016 is held at Trade Fair Palace associated with the National Gallery in Prague. It's conceived the area for the Korzo and also the surrounding spaces, often non-exhibition ones, therefore continuing final year’s presentation associated with Silver Lining exhibition arranged regarding celebration of the 25th anniversary of Jindřich Chalupecký Award. The finalists of Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2016 had been selected by a worldwide jury comprising Holly Block, curator and manager of Bronx Museum associated with the Arts in nyc, visual musician Jiří Kovanda, art theorist and director associated with Slovak nationwide Gallery Alexandra Kusá, director of the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo Gunnar B. Kvaran from Iceland, art theorist and curator Pavlína Morganová, art critic, curator, creative director of PLATO Ostrava City Gallery and previous manager associated with the Moravian Gallery in Brno Marek Pokorný, and Marina Shcherbenko, curator and professional agent of Bottega Gallery and Shcherbenko Art Centre in Kyiv.
Overseas guest: Laure Prouvost (Turner Prize 2013)
The novelty of the year’s version of Jindřich Chalupecký Award may be the launch associated with the tradition of a global visitor who'll present his / her project relating to the event associated with the finalists. It should be a unique musician whoever work resonates with the current activities on the Czech art scene, even though it may not have been introduced in great detail so far. The guest of 2016 is Laure Prouvost, 1st French artist, situated in London and Antwerp, to win UK’s prestigious Turner Prize in 2013.
Prouvost uses a truly intermedia strategy. She combines video clip, painting, item and site-specific audiovisual installations in her own work, producing forceful, frequently also theatrical moments and environments. She relates to the motifs of nature, sexuality and seduction about the effectiveness of money, modern relics and technologies, also fabulating about her grandparents and relating them to your Dada action. Her unique, aesthetically and conceptually attractive works are the important part of play with language, text and communication opportunities generally.
The installation Prouvost introduces on Trade Fair Palace takes the people to a jungle of (going) pictures and textual signs pointing out the fluctuating definitions arising between your individual convention components and also the visitors‘ imagination. In the movie Drilling mind (2015), the fingers associated with musician nearly actually touch the viewer’s mind, drilling through it and pushing his / her body and perception down. Motives from the borderland between phantoms and flashes of truth emerge among ficus leaves and unique recesses. At specific moments, the depiction associated with the persisting refugee crisis seems; then the scene fades onto a more abstracted, universal amount. The video clip Into all of that is here now (2015), the focus of the installation, is an invitation to go also deeper, to one’s subconscious, sexuality, concern, playfulness and realization of ambivalence that surrounds today’s existence. The video installation we all know we're only Pixels (2014), quite the opposite, stays caught into the digital sphere that the protagonists cannot escape. The convention thus becomes a recapitulation with many factors, one that's almost urgently real and concrete and also at the same time frame elusive and volatile.