Dan Perjovschi: For the Moment
World-renowned artist of Romanian origin Dan Perjovschi is presenting his drawings in the Artwall Gallery. Opening of the exhibition entitled For the Moment will take place on December 9 at 7 pm in the Tranzitdisplay Gallery (Dittrichova 9, Prague), which will also host a lecture and discussion with the artist.
The exhibition will take place from Dec 9 2015 to Feb 29 2016.
Oliver Ressler: Stranded
The exhibition will take place from Oct 1 2015 to Nov 30 2015 in the Artwall gallery (Embankment of Kapitána Jaroše and Edvarda Beneše, under Letná park).
Artist talk and discussion with the artist will take place on October 2nd 2015, 12 pm in the National Gallery, Trade Fair Palace at the Koenig Books bookstore.
The exhibition is part of Fotograf Festival #5 Documentary Strategies, www.fotografestival.cz
Curatorial Meetings, Cieszyn, PL
International Curatorial Meetings held March 20-22 in Cieszyn
Fundacja Kultury Audiowizualnej Strefa Szarej / Galeria Szara (Srebrna 1 street)
During the penultimate weekend of March representatives of 28 galleries from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary will present their activities. Meetings are open and anyone can participate. The main focus will be on the subject of galleries as „independent” artistic places and on an attempt to define the criteria of their independence, cooperation and creating international networks, joint projects, partnerships and mobility programs for artists and curators.
The project will constitute of three-day meeting in Cieszyn, during which all the participating galleries will be introduced while special emphasis will be put on defining the cooperation field, identifying the character of activities in partner countries, sharing the experiences and creating V4 Curators Network and a website containing map of these places. There have been also exhibitions planned together with other events in Poland, Czech republic, Slovakia and Hungary – to initiate exchange of artist and creating joint curatorial projects.
Galleries presented during the meetings:
PL: Galeria Wschodnia (Łódź), Instytut Sztuki Wyspa (Gdańsk), Zona Sztuki Aktualnej (Szczecin) , f.a.i.t. (Kraków), Galeria Miłość (Toruń), Galeria Raczej (Poznań), Galeria Szara (Cieszyn)
CZ: Artwall Gallery (Praga), INI Gallery (Praga), Sam83 (Česká Bříza), Emil Filla Gallery (Ústí nad Labem), Umakart Gallery (Brno), Jama (Ostrava), Kukačka (Ostrava), Na shledanou Gallery(Volyně)
SK: Tabačka Kulturfabrik (Košice), PYECKA GALLERY(Košice), Plusmínusnula galéria (Zilina), Galeria HIT (Bratislava), DIG gallery (Košice), BANSKA ST A NICA (Banská Štiavnica), Make Up Gallery (Košice)
HU: Trafó Gallery (Budapest), Chimera Project (Budapest), Studio of Young Artists’ Association (Budapest), Auróra (Budapest), Labor (Budapest), Közelítés (Pécs)
PL \\ Galeria SZARA
CZ \\ C2C Gallery / Circle of Curators and Critics
SK \\ MAKE UP Collective
HU \\ Hungarian University of Fine Arts
Świetlica Krytyki Politycznej "Na granicy" w Cieszynie, Fundacja Laja
Project is financed form International Visegrad Fund.
MARTIN PIAČEK - VÁCLAV HAVEL/WASHING OUT
We cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition
Václav Havel / Washing out
The opening will take place on Nov. 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. on the floating bar U Bukanýra, on Nábřeží Ludvíka Svobody.
The exhibition will take place from Nov. 12, 2014 to Feb. 15, 2015 in the Artwall Gallery (the wall of Letenske sady at Nábřeží Kapitána Jaroše and Edvarda Beneše).
A quarter century after the Velvet Revolution, it is increasingly apparent that the Czech society does not know what to do with its legacy. The Artwall gallery is entering a discussion about the legacy of the Velvet Revolution with a project by the Slovak artist, Martin Piaček entitled Václav Havel / Washing Out. To perform this washing out, Piaček is symbolically using a soap bust of Václav Havel.
Opening: Feb. 7th, 6pm
Place: art | SPACE (Lázeňská 2, Praha 1, building of Anglo American University)
Closing date: March 4th
Slovak artist Tomáš Rafa will exhibit selected works from his flags project, originally exhibited in Prague's National Technical Library and the Artwall Gallery in Prague 7, from July to Sept. 2013. Rafa's flags are inspired by the Czech Republic's red, white and blue standard chevron design and the international Roma flag which is blue and dark green with a red spoked-wheel, and these varied flags have been created to represent a new symbol of unity in the Czech Republic. They were unveiled on July 16th in Prague as a “Competition for the New Czech-Roma Flag.”
Overall, the intention of Rafa’s project was to create a dialogue about patriotism, nationalism and tolerance to minorities in the Czech Republic. And so, the artist was shocked in December, when he was issued with a fine of 2,000 CZK for “defamation of the Czech flag” by Prague 7 authorities. The investigation of this case was initialized by activists in the far-right political party DSSS.Tomáš Rafa does not agree to pay this fine, and he is communicating with Prague 7 authorities about this matter until present. In other words, he is fighting for his own freedom of expression.
In a press release issued by the Artwall Gallery in Prague he said, “The state symbols were not defamed in the exhibition. For a long-time, I've tracked the rise in hate-crimes and intolerance against the nation's minority, and my artistic proposal is only addressing this issue. It's unfortunate, that instead of resolving this problem, the state has punished me for my actions.” Tomáš Rafa will discuss the ongoing case at the opening (Feb. 7th) and he will also be showing videos from his project “New Nationalism.eu”. Five flags will also be displayed in the art | SPACE.
Jeremy Hutchison's Erratum® in Artwall gallery:
Jeremy Hutchison's ERRATUM®, Beyond Utility is a luxury brand of mass-produced dysfunctional objects, created by workers from factories across China, India, Poland, Turkey and Pakistan on artist's order. Jeremy invited those workers to insert an arbitrary error into one of the items they typically produce in bulk within their everyday working routine. The acquired malformed objects were then utilized to create a luxury boutique of beautiful yet unusable consumer goods of everyday use.
The project is conceived as a social critique of hyperefficient yet dehumanized chain of globalised mass-production, while breaking the mundane stereotype of the factory worker's life with a possibility to make an error. The author himself notes: "I became fascinated by this idea of an intentional human error distorting the automatized process of global mass-production. I wanted to see what such an error could bring into this extremely efficient and performance-oriented logic."
The exhibition starts on January 15th 2014 in the outdoor space of Artwall Gallery. There will also be a collateral exhibition of ERRATUM® designed objects in the ground level of The National Technical Library. The opening of the whole exhibition project takes place on January 16th 2014 at 6 pm in the Gallery of The National Technical Library.
CZECH-ROMA FLAG AS AN INDICATOR OF CZECH SOCIETY?
Flags exhibited on Artwall - public upgrade.
INVITATION: TOMÁŠ RAFA - NEW NATIONALISM IN THE HEART OF EUROPE
<<Screening and discussion>>
We cordially invite you to a screening of latest documentary films of Sovak artist Tomas Rafa.
The screening and discussion with author will be held on Wednesday 25th September from 7pm at Balling hall of National technical library (Technická 6, Praha 6-Dejvice).
Within the screening, the single parts of log-term project "New Nationalsim in the Heart of Europe" will be presented. Among others, author's recent controversial project "Competetion Procedure for Czech-Roma Flag", which has been presented on the Artwall gallery, will be discussed.
More info at: https://www.facebook.com/
COMPETETION PROCEDURE FOR THE CZECH-ROMA FLAG: THE WINNING DESIGN
From 16.7. to 31.8. 2013 czech public had a chance to vote for a best design of fictious Czech-Roma flag. The vote took place as a part of an art project by Slovak artist Tomas Rafa: "Competetion Procedure for the Czech-Roma Flag". The winning design was chosen from seven proposals (it received 1014 votes) and was sent along with author's statement to the Government Human Rights Commissioner Mgr. Monika Šimůnková.
Tomáš Rafa's project "Wall of Sports" continues in Velka Ida
Public discussion in Krupka
TOMÁŠ RAFA: COMPETETION PROCEDURE FOR THE CZECH-ROMA FLAG
ARTWALL OPEN CALL 2013 - RESULTS
We are happy to announce the winning projects that will be displayed on Artwall from July to December 2013:
Tomas Rafa - Competetion Procedure for the Czech-Roma Flag
Jeremy Hutchison - Erratum
The winning projects were selected from the total amount of 29 submitted artworks. As we have recently received the final confirmation of a zero financial support from the czech Ministry of Culture, we are unfortunately forced to limit the number of planned exhibition from three to two - thank you for understaning.
1. 4. - 30. 5. 2013 in five subway vagons on the line B (exhibition conceived as part of the ARTWALL:LINK concept)
c2c Circle of curators and critics announces a call for entries for the Artwall Gallery. In the year 2013, there will be
a new set of projects exhibited in the large stone frames within the wall supporting the Letná Hill on the Embankment
of kpt. Jaroše and Edvarda Beneše in the downtown area of Prague. We are looking for three projects which will be
separately exhibited during June - December 2013.
The theme for 2013 is: “Against the Wall”.
The projects should reflect the site-specific character of the exhibition space that guarantees an efficient and rather authoritative contact with the public. The Artwall is approximately 1 km long wall, best visible from along passing trams and cars. Under the wall there is no pedestrian zone and the viewers have no opportunity to study the visuals in details. Due to the nature of the audience, which is not made up of typical gallery goers but rather the general public "passersby", we welcome proposals that critically reflect on the current society and communicate their messages to the wide audience.
Please, send the proposal together with a concise written description of its concept to the address email@example.com as jpg or pdf. The deadline is on the 31st of March 2013.
13.12. 2012 - 01.02.2013 ON ARTWALL GALLERY
More pics here
ARTWALL LINK (1.11. - 30.11. 2012)
1.10. - 30.11. 2012 ON ARTWALL GALLERY
MICHELLE SIML: PUBLIC BODY LANGUAGE SECRETS
EXHIBITED WITHIN ARTWALL:LINK PROJECT
VENDULA CHALÁNKOVÁ: COMICS
EXHIBITED WITHIN ARTWALL:LINK PROJECT
TEREZA JANEČKOVÁ, PAVLÍNA MÍČOVÁ: SAUSAGE LIKE THE WORLD HAS YET TO SEE. NOW IN 3D!
ARTWALL LINK //ARTWALL:IN TRANSIT//
LADISLAV VONDRÁK - AFTERTASTE
INVITATION TO THE EXHIBITION OPENING: LADISLAV VONDRAK: "AFRTERTASTE"
OPEN CALL ARTWALL GALLERY 2012 - RESULTS
We would like to inform you about the results of the open call for ARTWALL Gallery for 2012: We received 43 projects and we would like to thank you all very much for participating! For the first exhibition (april - june 2012) we have chosen the project Aftertaste by Ladislav Vondrák. All other proposals are automatically included for next rounds of selection and we will announce the results continuously. At the same time we are open to all further proposals – if you have more ideas for projects suitable for the ARTWALL Gallery, please don't hesitate to send them to us at any time.
Aftertaste project will be displayed from April 26th till the end of June.
The opening is held on April 26th at the Centre for Contemporary Art DOX.
OPEN CALL ARTWALL:LINK - RESULTS
From 12th April to 31st May following projects are displayed within Artwall:Link:
Tram posters (inside):
Marta Fišerová, Michaela Casková - „DIY“
Pavla Ondrová, Robert Downes, Rob Sibley, Kun Song - „Silenced“
Tomáš Cach - „Prague Cycling”
Artur Magrot (aa) - „Don't Throw Out The Tickets"
Sylva Francová, Silvie Vondřejcová - „What The Woman Thinks“
Tram stickers (outside):
Wolfram Kastner - „Art not War“
Markéta Kinterová - „Rituals“
Marcel Mališ - „Lebensraum“
Vladimír Havlík - „Language And Power"
Markus Hippmann - „Human Image"
Peter Valiska-Timečko - „Star-Wars“
Daniela Deutelbaum - „We Have Already Confiscated"
ARTWALL GALLERY 2012 CALL FOR ENTRIES
c2c Circle of curators and critics announces a call for entries for Artwall gallery. In the year 2012, there will be five new projects exhibited in the large stone frames within the wall supporting the Letná Hill on the Embankment of kpt. Jaroše and Edvarda Beneše in the downtown area of Prague.The entries for the year 2011 will be automatically included in the call for the year 2012. History of the Artwall GallerySince 2005, the Artwall Gallery, initiated by the Center of Contemporary Art Prague, has occupied an outstanding outdoor space visited by thousands of passers by every day. In 2008, the Prague Municipality decided to terminate the leasing contract on the pretext of the “Collective Identity” exhibition by a Czech art group Guma Guar (see www.artwall.cz), thus practically liquidating the Artwall Gallery. After the changes at the Municipality of the City of Prague, the gallery has reopened with the support of the Lord Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda.
There is no given theme to the call, however the projects should reflect the site-specific character of the exhibition space that guarantees an efficient and rather authoritative contact with the public. We solicit projects that critically reflect on the current society and comunicate the message to a wide audience.
Technical parameters of the project
The proposal should comprise of seven vertical images (the eighth frame will contain the title of the exhibition) providing sufficient information about the visual appearance of the project. The selected projects will be printed out as large scale digital prints on foil (each approx. 400 x 210 cm). We can send you the exact size of the individual frames, on request.
Please, send the proposal together with a concise written description of its concept to the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org as jpg or pdf. The deadline is on the 11th of March 2012.
Deadline 11. 3. 2012
We are looking forward to your proposals.