Adela Matasova – Endless convergence

10/4 2019 od 16 hodin

10. 4. – 24. 5. 2019

11/4 2019 — 24/5 2019
Opening on Wednesday April 10, 2019 at 5 pm
A guided tour through the exhibition with Curator and Artist will take place at 4 pm.

„At times everyone wanted to touch the existence itself.“ Adéla Matasová

Curator: Michal Koleček

For Adéla Matasová (b. 1940), looking for the rational order has been a long-life joy and lot. The structure of thoughts is the key starting point for all her pieces of art. The gentle conceptualist par excellence has been creating her own system in a patient and stubborn way, the system unique on its own yet modified exactly for the purpose of the content framework of a particular piece. She always aims at creating a work that would “function” as a unique item but also have the potential for further exponential development if included in the broader context of other works. The goal is to create a logically interconnected life-long collection of works, to enhance the final message by making the individual works resonate in a dialogue among each other while applying the strict rule of the key principle of convergence as the basis for all exhibition plans. Since the works by Adéla Matasová are not necessarily conditioned by the exclusivity of an aesthetic environment, they can be also perceived as “mediators” or “interpreters” revealing links within the intentions of complexity and concentricity of our thinking, not obvious at the first glance.

Prof. Adéla Matasová became the referee for art studies at the Institute of Art and Design (today’s Faculty of Art and Design) at the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in the early 1990s, contributing to founding and development of university art studies in Ústí nad Labem in a great way. The Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem awarded her with an honorary degree for her contribution and support in 2013.

Michal and Zdena Koleček

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Jaroslav Prokeš – >no subject<

Opening: WED 10. 4. 2019 at 5.30 p.m.

Curator Adéla Machová
11. 4. – 24. 5. 2019

“… is there any sence in cleaning a space only for emptiness?” Samuel Beckett

opening of exhibition: 10. 4. 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

There is nothing to be seen at the first glance, but is it true indeed? Jaroslav Prokeš’s exhibition called <no subject> builds upon the motif of emptiness in fine arts. The installation is the author’s further attempt to treat the emptiness as a subject and a kind of material for an artwork. The title <no subject> is an allusion to the email head stating there is no subject while the email itself contains a message of some sort.

Prokeš has prepared the installation for Gallery 2 of the Ústí nad Labem House of Arts, deploying imaging and overhead projection of an empty surface and space. It is a recording connected with three projections of an uncoloured light field. The empty spot appears as a black space, a clean wall and a white light field at the same time.

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