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28 Feb 2019 - 3 Mar 2019

Glass Rituals: Galerie Kuzebauch at Collect 2019

Exhibition Glass Rituals will showcase four distinctive Czech glass artists. The selection aims to show the diversity with which glassmakers approach their creation. The curatorial selection provides a comprehensive picture of contemporary Czech studio-glass created by what is often labelled as the “fairer sex” through intergenerational dialogue of the artists.


Klára Horáčková
experiments with glass and transforms it into delicate forms. She uses her art to put forward a vision of evolution – biomorphic and almost otherworldlyobjects from fused glass, resembling rock formations. Eva Eisler work is a manifestation of an intersection ofthe past and future with glass silhouettes referring to archetypal image of goddesses. The imagery stems fromancient rituals and fertility symbols. Lada Semecká tells a story through unique properties and origin of given material. Her glass paintings evoke fluidity and imagination while basalt stone objects emphasize its uniquesurface, resilience and resonance. Vladimíra Klumpar focuses on cast glass sculptures that are either inspiredby geometric or biomorphic shapes. In her work light and the depth of space play crucial role.

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28 FEBRUARY - 3 MARCH 2019
COLLECT 2019
International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY

Accompanying events with FREE ENTRY for the visitors of COLLECT 2019:

28.2.2019 - 13:00 Booth Talk - Glass Rituals - Eva Eisler & Vladimíra Klumpar (Stand 4.1)

2.2.2019 - 15:00 What is Czech Art Glass? Petr Nový Ligtening Talk


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Eva Eisler (*1952) is an internationally recognized sculptor, furniture, product and jewellery designer. Rooted in constructivist theory, her structurally based objects project a unique spirituality by nature of their investment with “sacred geometry.” The body of her work includes architectural installations, public spaces and exhibition designs. Eisler is also a respected curator and educator. She heads the award-winning K.O.V. (concept-object-meaning) studio at Prague's Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design. Eisler’s work is represented in some of the world’s most prestigious museum collections, such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Arts & Design in New York, Smithsonian Institution - Renwick Gallery in Washington, Museum of Fine Arts - in Montreal, in Boston, in Houston or the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, among others.

Vladimíra Klumpar (*1954) is one of the best-known contemporary glass artists from Czech Republic. She gained an international acclaim with her cast glass sculptures that stems from the tradition of one of the greatest figures in the history of Czech glass: Stanislav Libenský. She is the recipient of a prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and the Massachusetts Artist Foundation Fellowship. Her long-term stays in Mexico and United States influenced her style and her artistic expression. Her works were exhibited in galleries all over the world, and are included in the collections of The Corning Museum of Glass, the American Arts and Craft Museum in New York and many others.

PhDr. Petr Nový (* 1973), chief curator of the Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou, curator of Kuzebauch Gallery in Prague and Editor-in-Chief of the Glass and Ceramics magazine, is devoted to the history and present of bohemian / Czech glass and jewellery. He is the author of many exhibitions, books, catalogs and texts about these topics.

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Galerie Kuzebauch was established in 2012 in Prague and focuses on the presentation of exceptional examplesof studio artwork made by artists, designers and craftsmen. The gallery facilitates those creators to gainrecognition across disciplines and continents, with contemporary art glass playing the main role.


Collect London organized by Crafts Council is one of the most prominent shows of applied art, withover thirty galleries and 400 artists selected each year by an independent expert committee.


Opening Times:

Thursday 28 February:  11.00 - 17.00
Friday 1 March: 11.00 - 18.00
Saturday 2 March: 11.00 - 18.00
Sunday 3 March: 11.00 - 18.00
*Last entry is 30 minutes before closing

Buy tickets online

Links:
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/collect/
http://www.galeriekuzebauch.com/cs_CZ/

 


Lada Semecká, Universe, 2014, Cast Basalt, 80x80x4 cm. Photo: Gabriel Urbánek



Eva Eisler, From the Past – Amber, 2018, Glass. Photo: Zdenek Porcal.



Vladimíra Klumpar, Orange Wave, 2017, Cast Glass, 48x54x29 cm. Photo: Archive of the artist.



Klára Horáčková, Evolution Series - White Shoots, 2018, Kilncast Glass, 41x12x12 cm. Photo: Tomáš Slavík

 

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Venue:

Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY

Date

From: 28 Feb 2019
To: 3 Mar 2019

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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