EVENT LANGUAGE: ENGLISH AND GERMAN
Prague Art Week in cooperation with the Czech Centre Vienna is pleased to present the exhibition A Drifter`s Songs of Life and Death, which presents works by several generations of artists who worked in Bohemia and the former Austria-Hungary. Jiří Karásek from Lvovice, Štěpán Brož (Berlinskej Model), Adam Holý (Polansky Gallery), Lindal Morell, Anna Ruth (Bold Gallery), Petr Strouhal, Tereza Zelenková and antique items loaned by Art House Hejtmánek.
The exhibition, which is curated by Lenka and Richard Bakes, is named after the collection of Jiří Karásek from Lvovice, a classic of Czech Romanticism and Decadence. The theme of the exhibition is wandering, a journey through landscapes, natural, cultural, mental, but also post-industrial landscapes of intelligent machines and dangerous hyperobjects.
The journey – the “escape” can be seen as escapism from this ” complicated” world, but at the same time it can be a renewed attempt at the renaissance of man and humanity as such through transcendence, nomadism. There is only one world – be it the “real” one or the one in our most secret imaginations.
“Man should be the creator and author of the map defining the parallels and meridians of his own life – and thus open up space for his own independent action, individuality and wonder at the world in a mechanized age.”
R. W. Emerson
Artist talk at 5 pm (more information here)
Opening ceremony at 6.3o pm
Exhibition lasts from 10. – 30. November 2023
More information on: https://wien.czechcentres.cz/de/
Opening: "A Drifter's Songs of Life and Death"
11 Nov 2023/18:30-20:00H
Tschechisches Zentrum Wien
Herrengasse 17, 1010 Wien, Österreich
Štěpán Brož,Hurdy Gurdy player, 2019. Foto: František Svatoš from private collection