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Program

13 Apr 2012 - 28 Apr 2012

Coal and Steel and Disorient Express London - Prague

A group exhibition by twelve Czech and three British artists who work in a diverse range of media and represent the emerging and vibrant contemporary art scene. The show reflects upon the ideas and aesthetics of the era of modernism, abstraction and the avant-garde, which produced a number of remarkable, visionary pieces of art. A part of the exhibition is Disorient Express London - Prague showing model train carriages transformed by emerging and established British and Czech artists. The completed carriages will be displayed as a whole train and at the end of London 2012, they will be auctioned to raise money for an Islington-based charity.

The exhibition also recalls the marriage of art and sport: between 1912 and 1952, Olympic medals were also awarded within the five art disciplines of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Music and Literature.

COAL AND STEEL, participating artists: Peter Watkins, Terrence Smith, Hania Stella - Sawicka, Jiří Thýn, Jan Pfeiffer, Jakub Hošek and Anežka Hošková, Radek Brousil, Vladimír 518, Hana Janečková, Jakub Matuška, Tereza Zelenková, Jan Kaláb, Tereza Bušková, Hynek Martinec.
 

Disorient Express London - Prague will see white model train carriages (donated by Hornby) transformed by emerging and established British and Czech artists. The completed carriages will be displayed as a whole train and at the end of London 2012, the carriages will be auctioned to raise money for the Islington-based charity The Access to Sports Project, which works with disadvantaged young people across the borough.
The UK artists taking part in Disorient Express London - Prague are:
Cedric Christie, Darren Coffield, Tessa Farmer, Nancy Fouts, Le Gun, Martin Richman, Ronzo, Paul Sakoilsky, Bob & Roberta Smith with Fergal Voorsanger Brill, Gavin Turk

 

Photos: Insite a red bubble by Jan Kalab; Disorient Express London - Prague, © Alan Blues

 

This event was part of Czech Open 2012, the accompanying cultural programme of the London Olympic Games 2012 organised by the Czech Centre London in collaboration with the Czech Olympic Committee, the City of Prague, the Islington City Council, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in the UK and other partners.

The Czech Open season presented dozens of Czech artists, designers, musicians and many more who, in collaboration with their British counterparts, created projects for London-based galleries, cinemas, festivals and community spaces between March and August 2012.

Czech Open 2012 was the largest and most visible presentation of Czech culture in the UK in the last decade.

Venue:

Candid Arts Trust Gallery, 3 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ

Date

From: 13 Apr 2012
To: 28 Apr 2012

Organizer:

Czech Center


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