MeetFactory, o. p. s.
Ke Sklárně 3213/15
150 00 Praha 5
13:00 do 20:00 + based on evening program
The questions of image and reality, of formats and sizes of the aesthetic, are constantly being raised in new ways by Philip Topolovac in his work. The mechanisation of the modern world, the omnipresence of technologies that hardly anyone still understands, and the changes this brings about in the way we perceive things, are themes that preoccupy Topolovac, as is the precise observation of landscapes.
Observant and playful, using the sense of touch or a historical perspective, he attempts to uncover the essence of things in his sculptures, installations, and series of slides. Philip Topolovac searches for the significant in the marginal. Ironically, the methods of observation that Topolovac presents to us reveal at the same time their limitations: everything perceived by the senses, the results of all observations, remain in the final analysis subordinate to the subjective interpretation of human beings.
The artist was born in Würzburg in 1979, studied at the Berlin University of the Arts from 2001 to 2008, and was a pupil at master classes under Christiane Möbus in 2009. He lives and works in Berlin, where among other activities he established the arts initiative TÄT with six other artists in 2007. The exhibition room of TÄT in the Schönhauser Allee operates as a gallery run by graduates of the Berlin University of the Arts.
Philip Topolovac is a guest in Prague from April to June at the invitation of the Goethe-Institut and the MeetFactory. At the end of June he will present the work he has created here in the MeetFactory.