MeetFactory, o. p. s.
Ke Sklárně 3213/15
150 00 Praha 5
13:00 do 20:00 + based on evening program
Come and see our exhibitions Flightlessness
by art group Little Warsaw and Flow by Jan Poupě! The exhibitions will last until 3 April and part of the program will be a guided tour with curator Jaro Varga
which will take place 30 March from 7 pm.
The Hungarian art group Little Warsaw (András Gálik and Bálint Havas) belongs to the most striking artists of their generation, which emerged on the contemporary art scene after the year 1989. Their work is closely connected with issues specific in the context of former Eastern Bloc countries – analysis and re-contextualization of objects and ideas from the past, deconstruction of common art forms, a striking anti-establishment attitude, a critical mirror held up to modernism, retro-avant-garde, conceptualism and neo-conceptualism, the expansion of the borders of art and transfer of artistic discourse into a broader social reality.
FIGHTLESSNESS is the first solo presentation of this art group in the Czech Republic. The prevailingly sculpture exhibition develops several parallel narratives that have been in the center of interest of Little Warsaw, along two basic lines: individual confrontation with the external world and with oneself (a kind of artistic introspect).
Jan Poupě (born 1988 in Prague) graduated from the Prague Academy of Fine Arts (Atelier Painting I, professor Jiří Sopko). In 2011 Jan made two study visits within the Academy (Guest Professor Atelier, Silke Otto-Knapp; and Atelier Intermedia II, Professor Jiří Příhoda). In 2012 Jan paid a study visit to the Facultad de Bellas Artes, Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain, where he created a painting-istallation called Inner Spacein microRezidensies Islandia.
In the center of the FLOW exhibition stands a monumental object, dominating the space of Kostka Gallery. Here its author further develops his long-term interest in natural and meteorological phenomena, this time stepping out of the two-dimensional canvas, trying to grasp this complex theme by means of a complex environment – a total installation.