Group Exhibition: Better Ideas for Life 2
(Karlin Studios, Prague)
- Jul 2016
(Karlin Studios, Prague)
(AM180 Gallery, Prague)
Curators: Tina Poliačková, Lumír Nykl
13.5. — 30.6.2016
Tomáš Honz, Jakub Jansa, Dimitri Nikitin, Jonáš Strouhal, Štěpánka Šimlová, Miroslav Vavřina
Kurátor výstavy a koncepce publikace:
(Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, CH)
A yearlong exhibition project for the Czech Centre, New York
I've invited 6 artist and curators to collaborate on series of 6 exhibitions.
(1st of 6) Jonáš Strouhal: First Scratch → fb
1/6 of "Name of the Project is Project Itself"
Opening Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Czech Center New York
321 East 73rd Street
New York, NY 10021
Czech Center New York presents First Scratch by Jonas Strouhal, a solo exhibition and the first event of a yearlong installation project called Name of the Project is Project Itself. Through performative means the artist, Jonas Strouhal, deals with the bizarre phobias of today's world — particularly the boundless adoration of technological “jewels” and their promotion to the level of holy objects; a world where the inevitability of the first scratch is associated with fear and pain; a world where protective screens protect protective screens. The performance of First Scratch mimics the marketing practices of tech companies as Strouhal and collaborative artist Jakub Jansa, with the same conviction of Startup founders, motivate people on the streets of New York to let their new precious items (such as smart phones, luxury gadgets, personal devices, cars, etc.) be manually scratched in hopes to absolve them from the agony of the first scratch happening at random, out of their control.
First Scratch — a startup initiative and performance artwork by Jonas Strouhal will take place in the Czech Center New York on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.
Author: Jonáš Strouhal
Curator: Ali Elizabeth Cashman
Graphic Design by DIP ( Matěj Hanauer and Petra Roubalová)
Fashion Design by Tereza Ledvinová
Performance by Jonáš Strouhal and Jakub Jansa
Photos by Vendula Knopová, Marie Tomanová
Name of the Project is Project Itself concept by Jansa Jakub
(Star Summer Palace, Prague) → Bookreport.cz
Visual style and architectural design:
Petr Babák, Lukáš Kijonka, Jakub Jansa
(Cz Audio, Prague)
Požádal jsem Vendula Knopová o zkurátorování mé prezentace. Předal jsem ji hardisk. Vendula na vás má mail a co nejdříve vše pošle. Já sám uvidím prezentaci až když ji pustíte na plátno. Těším se, protože bývám nervózní, když se na něco podobného snažím připravit. Navíc Vendula nedávno vydala knihu, ve které prezentuje fotky ,,z hardisku její mámy,,. Proto naprosto důvěřuji jejímu kurátorskému citu.
a díky za trpělivost
Petr Babák sent me mail asking for utopia. I send him an answer, I have an hour on the train. I started with AutoText, and came out of it essey about coincidence and a simple planetary experiment on accelerating the speed of light.
In the morning Jakub Jansa takes radon baths. Always in a room bathed in sharp red radiation, where rays of yellow light slightly cut back and forth, into his soft and heated, high temperatured loosened skin, until derma resembles gray plasticine. This would be enough for someone to start the day, but Jakub goes right on a higher level. Bids: cryotherapy, lymphatic drainage, inflate the gas injection, African xyloph bath, relaxing bath Gold rosa, balneotherapy, then he takes cupping, Calmon bath, he finishes with a needed dose of electricity in electromedical procedures, then extemiter, plus a Finnish dry sauna, he lets his body be energized by hydrojet a wave diathermy, and ends everything with calm and titillating muds. After the usual morning cleanse, Jakub takes a long look at materialized sound.
Sound is just hopping on a silicon ring trying to squeeze out as many shapes as possible. So it sizzles on a polished lens, jumps into a curved loop and then immediately goes back into dainty layered multicoloured grains or it just hops in kryon puffs, there, there and there again. Jakub watches everything, absorbing it and storing it inside himself. Then on the surface of the mirror, he lets his breath fade away, and everything endlessly closes up to Modulor. It is the last type MODULOR DC4xq7 / 12, which in its warm-up phase will encompass 3 billion audio tones of breath.
Jakub has the Supermedia under his skin and unlike us cowards, he is able to intensely live the future. Sometimes, he lays the meadow into the clouds, and believe me, he does it with remarkable ease. A blackhole? Yes, it exists. Jakub is a blackhole. A Conductor? Sea from blue polythene around the building? Splash relocated into a gallery? Broken down into transparent tubes? Yes. Jakub created a sound cave in Meetfactory (club), wall of audio stones, rumbling dust, he touched his wet sound, he felt light of echoes. His latest project is called Engstligenalp. so try to get the name out loud and say Engstligenalp nicely in front of a mirror. Just pronouncing the name of Jakub’s project is a project itself, a utopia, speaking the language of rhinoceros, the rustling of mosquito wings in a deep cave. And when asked about what he does, Jakub replies that he does not exactly know. Has he created a programmable cave or not? He is able to carve your picture, carve your movements into a rock, he doesn’t want to undress you, lets you wear those green leggings made o 100% polyester and lets you keep your red baton in your hand. He bites out and spreads your movement onto hills, in pieces, in phases, steps. He’s able to create his own living system in design and in the play at God, a system that will grow. Living space that will live with you as well as against you, because...
Supermedia Studio Group Exhibition
Graphic Design: Martin Groch
(Creatives projects, Online) → Link
(Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, De)
Together with Federico Díaz we design the architectural concept for Karel Malich’s exhibition.
Karel Malich retrospective is being moved to Ludwig Museum in Koblenz. The disposition of the space is different. Contrary to the long space of the riding house, the exhibition is divided into two floors. The main theme is light. Instead of a gradual transition, we define the contrastive separation of light and dark. Most of the ground floor is designed as a temple of light. The visitors enter a space imbued with intense light. At the end of this space, one sees a half-arc wall flooded by a swarm of pastels and drawings coming out to the space. Upon entering the second floor, the visitors encounter the largest wire sculptures. Entering the other part makes the visitors feel as though they were entering an open space – here, they see hanging sculptures surrounded by darkness. Daylight enters the last room through an opening in a wall. A light cone illuminates the sculpture Human-cosmic Coitus.
(AAAD, Czech China Contemporary, Beijing, China)
Documentation of Zone was Shown on the mysterious Umprum Exhibition in Beijing, China.
Or was not? Nobody Knows. Transport container was lost n his way. Than whole exhibition became
Curated by: Jiří Černický
Graphic Design: Matěj Hanauer (DIP)
Vom 8. - 22. September 2013 werden auf der Engstligenalp 17 KünstlerInnen zusammen kommen, um in der idyllischen Berglandschaft zu leben und zu arbeiten. Die eingeladenen künstlerischen Positionen finden in verschiedenen Medien Ausdruck und stammen aus der ganzen Schweiz und Tschechien.
Group exhibition under VP1. Installation Zone is coming into existence at a place where I first climbed the fence guarding the premises of Dolní oblast Vítkovice.
Jonáš Strouhal, Krištof Kintera, Jakub Jansa, Adam Vačkář, Marek Číhal
VP1, Dolní oblast Vítkovice
Galerie Zdeněk Sklenář
18.7.2013 — 21.7.2013
(Pha, Pm, Ov, Zl, Oc, Bm, Ml)
We exported the members of our atelier to 7 towns where they created or are creating processual performances. The outcomes together with the continuous records are then sent to the central container placed at Wenceslas Square which functions as a souvenir shop. Wenceslas Square is a place that melts our cultural identity. Here, we let the fragments of each installation enter the black market.
All containers are continuously connected by a video broadcast, creating a unified frame – Conductor:
Kristýna Lutzová, Kryštof Hlůže, Jonáš Rosůlek, Jonáš Strouhal, Tereza Fišerová, Kateřina Kubalová, Jakub Jansa
Produkcni spoluprace: Jen Kratochvil
Grafický design: Jan Novák
Koncept výstavy: Jakub Jansa
Poděkování: Dimitri Nikitin, Matěj Prokop, Jakub Mareš, Eliška Vaňková, Věra Filipcová, Michal Samson, Vojtěch Franta, Supermedia
(Prague Castle Riding School, Prague)
Together with Federico Díaz we design the architectural concept of the exhibition.
Prague Castle Riding School
Via the installation the visitors enter the inner world of Karel Malich who has been trying to materialize the invisible, capture light and flow of energy. We design the space as a temple of light where ideas are allowed to flow safely. The space guides the visitors on their journey from darkness into light. All of the exhibits are in an open space, beginning with darkened windows and ending with a space imbued with daylight. The impression is underlined by the floor covered with a rug with a black to white gradient. We spent about half a year working on the exhibition. Our primary goal was to merely free the riding hall from intrusive elements and create a seperate niche for each sculpture. We were not allowed to attach hanging sculptures onto the ceiling and that gave rise to a unique suspensory net fixed just under it. Hanging reliefs and drawings were not installed on the side walls of the riding house but to a number of gradually opening monoliths levitating through the centre of the space.
This is self-curating, self-assembling and self-defining system of Atelier of Supermedia. We felt the need to define our work from inside, as well as is classified visual content by SEO. Because we did not feel understanding among theorists. Its based on individual tags and its definitions, which are classified and inserted into the system.
Author: Dimitri Nikitin
Graphic design: Kolektiv
Concept Idea: Supermedia
(Group Exhibition, DOX, Prague)
Zone II in Umprum Exhibition at Dox, Prague