MeetFactory, o. p. s.
Ke Sklárně 3213/15
150 00 Praha 5
13:00 do 20:00 + based on evening program
personal obsession” is how Andrew Gilbert describes the dominant
subject of his work. In his paintings, installations and sculptures
the Scottish born artist occupies himself with the excesses of
British imperial wars in the south of Africa and allows the public to
immerge themselves into his multiply disturbing inner world.
the Zulu Queen, some kind of crazy African Napoleon, exists in an
imaginary setting before 1879,” is how the Berliner-by-choice
explains the background of his works. In this setting before the
bloody victory over the Zulus in the decisive battle of Ulundi,
African war gods eat European war gods and in ethnographical museums
Zulus learn about the primitive life of European soldiers.
want to describe a certain feeling, which creeps over me when
visiting European museums,” says Gilbert. Eurocentrism, the
fetishizing of Africa, war propaganda, Anti-Islamism, Anti-Semitism,
Zionism, these are the topics Gilbert is looking at in a cynical,
Gilbert is in Prague from April until June 2010 as an Artist in
Residence of the Goethe-Institut Prag at MeetFactory. He is working
in a temporary studio at MeetFactory, where his work will be
showcased on the 23rd of June.