TINA B.- International Contemporary Art
Jaroslava Kadlecova / GEOMETRY
Fernanda D’Agostino, Linda Čihařová, TEURK, Chemical Bouillon, Laura Victoria Delgado, Florian Grond, Lindsey Nobel and Jaro Dufek / ART AND SCIENCE
11. 03. 2015 – 21. 03. 2015
Gallery Vernon, Janáčkovo nábřeží 21, Prague 5
Tina B. an International Contemporary Art festival has, after a year of traveling around Europe, returned to Prague. Maintaining its character of unwavering determination to exhibit international contemporary art, for what the festival is willing to travel to the farthest corners, we now present, to the Czech audience, a collection of art videos and works of a young Czech artist at the Gallery Vernon.
A collection of art videos, themed ART AND SCIENCE, has been in the last year introduced to Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Israel. The videos by international artists Fernanda D’Agostino, Linda Čihařová, TEURK, Chemical Bouillon, Laura Victoria Delgado, Florian Grond, Lindsey Nobel and Jaro Dufek, are dealing with the mutual interaction of science and art.
Exploring and presenting science through the eyes of art has been a very popular artistic paradigm in the last two decades. Unstoppable and perpetual progress of technology has penetrated all art mediums, including video art, which roots are traced back to the second third of the 20th century. The Tina B.’s art video collection provides a distinct view of beauty and aesthetics in terms of visual aspects of science. Exhibited videos are influenced by genetics, molecular biology, living organisms and human body. Not merely this, what is evident in the videos, is also artists fascination with the world of physics, robotics, and mathematical algorithms.
Influenced by the progress of technology, urban environment and geometrical structures are also works of Jaroslava Kadlecová, emerging young graduate of Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Her works reminiscence various premises of 20th century art, such as for instance geometrical abstraction, constructivism and deconstructivist architecture. The artist evolves a pictorial urban reality built of elemental geometric forms in her paintings, inspired by modernistic and contemporary architecture. In creating a three-dimensional space in the two-dimensional medium, she uses special coating, that conceives the wanted illusion of space. Geometric imaginarium, is immediately noticeable in her sculptural work, where the observer is intrigued by the used industrial material and shapes, that immediately call to mind previously mentioned deconstructivist architecture.
Jaroslava Kadlecová (1987, České Budějovice) studied at AVU (mentors Vladimír Skrepl, Marcus Gaiger, Jiří Příhoda) and at Middlesex University in London (studio of Sonia Boyce). She exhibited her work in numerous group exhibitions in Czech Republic (Meet Factory, GAVU, AVU, NoD, Veletržní palác), Germany, United kingdom, Switzerland and Japan. In the past two years she had three solo exhibitions in NoD, Prague (curated by Jiří Machalický), Art festival, London (Middlesex University) and in her atelier at AVU. She lives and works in Prague.
The opening of the exhibition is held on 11th of March at 18.00 at Gallery Vernon.
SPECIAL DE’LONGHI COFFEE STUDIO
For this special occasion, we are collaborating closely with our main sponsor, one of the leading companies producing coffee machines, De’Longhi. Top Italian quality, groundbreaking design, the guarantee of perfect preparation every time – this is what makes De’Longhi a real worldwide authority on coffee. De’Longhi will set up their design studio, where visitors could see their distinctively and stylishly designed coffee machines. In addition, we will organize two barista workshops where visitors will be taught by a professional barista, how to prepare a proper coffee at home. The workshops will be held in Gallery Vernon on 13th and 20th of March, by prior appointment.
ABOUT TINA B.
TINA B. is the name of a festival of shows of international contemporary art with an emphasis on quality and originality of the exhibited works. The title carries two meanings. Besides being a fictional female character that each year changes her image and attracts fans of contemporary art to visit Prague, and at the same time expands her reach beyond the Czech Republic, it is also an acronym TINA B. (This Is Not A Biennale). The personality of TINA B. is characterized by unwavering determination to showcase contemporary art, to which end the festival willing to travel to the farthest corners of the earth. In seven years of its existence, the festival presented more than 600 international artists, many of whom achieved fame and recognition within the professional and general public. Selected works by contemporary international artists are exhibited annually under a common theme.
While in 2011, TINA B.’s headline was ART-ECO-BIO and showed unconventional works inspired by ecology, 2012 theme was that of HAPPINESS. Last year TINA B. decided to give tribute to colors and their power. TINA B. pursues an innovative concept of presentation of contemporary art in unconventional places outside the traditional venues such as museums, galleries and other cultural institutions. Thanks to installations in public spaces, the festival can reach a wider audience and draw attention to otherwise unremarkable places in a new and original fashion. Among festival’s guests were top local artists, such as Krištof Kintera, Petr Písařík, Petr Nikl, Darina Alster, Guma, Guar Group and Podebal group, as well as many artists from abroad, among them for example Juan Gong from China, Hassan Sharif from United Arab Emirates, Daniel González from Argentina, Katia Loher from Switzerland, Federico Solmi and Stefano Cagol from Italy and Grimanesa Amoros from Peru.
Every year the festival brings foreign visitors and artists to Prague, but it also ventures abroad. In the past, the festival TINA B. took place in Venice, Milano and Anacapri Italy, in Leipzig, Germany, or in Gdansk, Poland. More information: www.tinacontemporary.com.
ABOUT GALLERY VERNON
Gallery Vernon was founded in 2001 by its director, Monika Burian Jourdan. From the start, Vernon’s objective has been clear: to support quality contemporary art and present it to the public. Its vision is to place Czech and international art side by side as equal partners and look for links between artists who may never have met, but are nonetheless united by something.
Gallery is located at Janáčkovo nábřeží 21, Prague 5, is open to the public on Wednesday, Thursday 12 – 7 pm, Friday 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 10.30 am – 6 pm. The entrance fee is 30 CZK, on every first Wednesday of the month free entrance.
Special thanks to our sponsors: De’Longhi, Achour&Hájek; and media partners: ArtClue, Art Guide East, GoOut, CityBee, Expats.cz, Kulturissimo, protisedi.cz.