1) Sarah Gosdschan (b. 1982 in Zerbst, DE)
10th – 16th September 2016 | Museum of North Bohemia, Masarykova 11, 460 01 Liberec 1
Open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. except Mondays and until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free admission to the whole Museum of North Bohemia.
mixed media, site-specific installation, 2016
German artist Sarah Gosdschan has prepared a site-specific installation for the upper terrace of the Museum of North Bohemia in Liberec. The active “players” in the installation are the elements, especially the air and the wind. The artist focuses on installations, often using discovered packaging and natural materials, as well as newspaper clippings and pictures from the history of art. Viewers in Bohemia had the chance to take in her work at the exhibition Within Reach / Contemporary Art From Dresden, which was held in the Plzeň Municipal Gallery this year.
2) Daniel Hanzlík (b. 1970 in Teplice, CZ)
10 September 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Church of St. Anthony the Great, Sokolovské náměstí 7, 460 01 Liberec 1
Sequence of the Immediacy of the Moment
mixed media, site-specific installation, 2016
Daniel Hanzlík’s site-specific installation elaborates on the relationship of time and film temporality to the environment and the moment of self-reflection. The object, derived from a cinematographic film strip, takes on the parameters of the standard frequency of 24 frames per second. However, the given value for the capture and projection of the picture in relation to the site of the installation loses its validity, because the experienced proportion of time does not correspond to its standard pace. The reflected presence of the moment is dependent on its subjective experience, in which the moment of contemplation and slowing-down of the reached meditation is accentuated in an environment of sacral architecture. We join the individual images into the sequence of the actual story by following mirror fields in the object. The reflection is an image of the illusion of reality, a glimpsed fragment of the apparent whole. Therefore, the object can be perceived more as an illusory peephole into our projected imagination than a mediating and recording medium of the observed reality.
3) Hana Kostruchová (b. 1993 in Hranice, CZ)
10th September 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. | The Liberec Underground, Lucemburská ulice, 460 01 Liberec 1
8:00, 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00 and 11:45 a.m., and 12:30, 1:15, 2:00, 2:45, 3:30, and 4:15 p.m.
Reservations of tours for a specific time can be made in front of the air-raid shelter on 10 September at 7:45 a.m. or at www.visitliberec.eu
site-specific light installation, 2016, (LED strips, Arduino control unit programme, and the artist’s programme)
Hana Kostruchová’s light installation “Tension” directly responds to the space of the Liberec air-raid shelter, which is a place with an immanent feeling of tension and insecurity. The artist draws inspiration from these feelings and works with them through the measure of light intensity, which effectively stimulates these senses. One of the main motives behind her work is the enrichment of the viewer’s experience and the awakening of a new sensibility.
4) Christian Juan Page (b. 1987 in Ibiza, ES)
9th – 16th September 2016 | Liberec Regional Art Gallery – Baths, Masarykova 723/14, 460 01 Liberec 1
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. except Mondays and 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays (free admission). On Friday, 9th September open until 9:00 p.m. On 9th September free admission from 5:00 p.m., otherwise according to the price list of the Liberec Regional Art Gallery.
oil, canvas, 2013 – 2016
As part of the festival of contemporary art, Christian Juan Page will be presenting his extruded relief paintings. The initial thought is based on precision work with paint, where the author extrudes oil paints through a very coarse canvas. The paint passes from the reverse side of the canvas to the front side, and the structure of the canvas thus predetermines its form. The result is an abstract and striking impasto composition. Page tests possibilities and limits in the spirit of a contemporary painting.
5) Mark Ther (b. 1979 Prague, CZ)
9th – 16th September 2016 | Varšava Cinema, Frýdlantská 285, 460 01 Liberec 1
On 9th September 2016, projection of the film starts at 9:30 p.m.
On 10th and 11th September 2016, projections of the film start at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, and 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 p.m.
On 12th – 16th September, projection of the film starts at 5:00 p.m.
Das wandernde Sternlein (The Wandering Star)
video, 20 minutes, 2011
unsuitable for persons under eighteen years of age
Mark Ther deals with human identity – he often touches on taboo topics from everyday life as well as history (displacement of the Germans, Sudeten German culture and queer issues). At the former Varšava Cinema, viewers will be able to see the twenty-minute art film Das wandernde Sternlein (The Wandering Star), which elaborates on issues connected with children lost in the forest of the former Sudetenland. Mark Ther won the Jindřich Chalupecký prize in 2011 for his film about the sexual abuse of a child.