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Jan 19, 2012 6:30 PM - Feb 29, 2012

Gym Lessons

EXHIBITION. The Youngest Art from the Czech post-industrial Periphery. EXHIBITION OPENING: Thursday, January 19, 6:30pm-8:30pm.


Curator: Michal Kolecek
Artists: Miroslav Hasek, Adela Markova, Blanka Kirchner, Karel Konopka, Libor Ptacnik, Margareta Turcinova

The exhibition Gym Lessons  presents a selection of the latest works by students from the Faculty of Art and Design at the J. E. Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem.
Exercise in its very real form is the main theme of the exhibition and as such is manifested in the presented works.  However, the title Gym Lessons also refers to the fact that all of the exhibited works came to life during the university studies as a school exercise of some sort.
All of the works incorporate an apparent attempt to interpret physicality as an intimate individual expression as well as a socializing process referring to the phenomenon of learning or social skills acquisition.
The artworks will be presented in the form of video installations (Miroslav Hašek, Adéla Marková, Libor Ptáčník), wall installations (Blanka Kirchner, Karel Konopka) and photography (Margareta Turčínová).

The Faculty of Art and Design at the J. E. Purkyne University was established in 1993 in the city of Ústí nad Labem, which is located in the northwestern region of Bohemia (the former Sudetenland).  The Faculty of Art and Design at the J. E. Purkyne University is a dynamic and growing institution focused on education in the area of contemporary art, new media and design.

Picture: Miroslav Hašek, Libor Ptacnik. Untitled, 2011.
Small picture: Margareta Turcinova, Untitled, 2010


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From: Jan 19, 2012 6:30 PM
To: Feb 29, 2012


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