Martin Papcún. Prostor-Raum Monografie

Title: Martin Papcún. Prostor/Raum
Editor: František Zachoval
30 x 21 cm
German and Czech
168 pages, numerous colour reproductions, Paperback
Berlin, December 2014

Martin Papcún explores private relationships with public spaces and the spaces we inhabit,
 in works both monumental and miniature. His work is continuously focused on relationships, definitions of private/public space, and gaps between.
 Generally, the author examines the differences between communication systems (states, nations, subcultures and individuals) and their own language systematically interprets the broad socio-political systems. Martin Papcún live and work in Munich.

Production of this monograph is possible by funds from the Czech-German Fund for the Future and a grant from LfA Förderbank Bayern.

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Title: The Observation In A Second Order »Alexander Peroutka: Strike?«
Location: Laster- und Hängerburg, Berlin / Bethanien Berlin-Kreuzberg
Frantisek Zachoval: talks to Alexander Peroutka
Date: September 4, 2013

Alexander Peroutka is an artist, curator and writer who graduated in 2006 from the Academy of Fine Arts Prague and received his Ph.D. at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Technical University in Brno. In 2005, Peroutka was a fellow at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts. His diploma work, Who Are We? (2006), in which a ventilator seems to react to open web texts on a PC screen, explored Czech online magazines and the way they channel discussions of identity and gender in the Czech media. Other recent projects, such as How do you like Sweden? (2007-2009), Collective Errors (2012), and Invisible Economy (2012), explore community relations within a local economy.
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Additional Links; November 1 – November 10, 2013; Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Gustav-Adolf-Str. 140, 13086 Berlin
Gustav-Adolf-Straße 140, 13086 Berlin, Deutschland
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Interview with: Tereza Severova, curators: Christl Mudrak and Tereza Severova; artists: Martin Bražina → Marie Šťastná, Radek Malý, Jiří Brož, Miroslav Tyč, Jan Těsnohlídek ml., Tomáš Pospěch, Marek Jelínek, Jiří Studený; Romana Drdová → Hynek a Alexandra Vajd; Markéta Gárai → Eva Jiřička; Jakub Geltner → Kryštof Kintera; Tereza Kowolowská → Joža Uprka; Christl Mudrak → Jan Kotík; Eugenio Percossi → Vasil Artamanov; Vojtěch Pollák → Marek Thér; Michal Pustějovský → Evžen Šimera; Tereza Severová → Dalibor Chatrný; Jaroslav Šlauf → Markus Huemer; Viktor Vejvoda → Tomáš Svoboda; Ondřej Vicena → Zdeněk Lhotský.

In this video I attend the opening reception of the exhibition, and curator Tereza Severova talks about how she and Christl Mudrak developed the idea for the exhibition and the basic concept of the show.

Video produced by František Zachoval.
Camera: David Kerny Bůžek, 5Dčko, Jan Petýrek.
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Laika (Лайка),
October 5 (2013),
Kreuzberg Pavillon, Naunynstrasse 53, 10999 Berlin
Naunynstraße 53, 10999 Berlin, Germany
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Interview with Robert Barta, artists: Robert Barta, Thomas Behling and Mineo Kato.

The common theme of the group exhibition at Kreuzberg Pavillon in Berlin is a surreal situation and well known story of Laika, ‘the first dog in space’, who reached the sky, but died from overheating within hours after the launch. The artists Mineo Kato, Thomas Behling and Robert Barta created works that deal with ‘the infinite’ – even though the installation was ‘temporarily’ available only during the opening reception. In this video, Robert Barta provides us with an introduction to the concept behind the exhibition.


Sibylla Dumke,
September 20 – October 26 2013,
Cruise&Callas, Alexandrinenstraße 1, 10969 Berlin
Alexandrinenstraße 1, 10969 Berlin, Deutschland
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Interview with Sibylla Dumke, artist: Sibylla Dumke.

Sibylla Dumke is showing for the third time in the gallery Cruise&Callas. For some time now her work has been quite intuitive having been inspired by the fragments of nature and products of civilization. At the current solo show she installed a scenario where the opposing elements are combined together. Collected branches are tinted by Japan Ink. Consequently, her objects are captured and held together by black colour.

The artist’s ‚Mumifying’ has several layers of meaning which are possible to interpret in different ways. The visual closeness of signification refers to the communication aspects oft he work. The objects composed in this way are signs; a language. Every objects bears a message: they were extracted from the process of returning from their real life function to deadly elements of nature. The branches were constructed as holders for leaves and those for production of air. A broken sole attracts our attention to the object in the dark. Nowadays these objects exist in our environment without a signification and function. Yet, in the constellation arranged in this way, the viewer is able to find a strong identification within himself when in a split second defines his own position in the society.