3x3 Contemporary Czech Art in Berlin with Barbora Demovičová

Di 16. 02. 2021 Online

Wir sprechen mit der Kuratorin über ihre Arbeit - vor allem das internationale Ausstellungsprojekt Home-Topia in Berlin.

Ab 14:00 Uhr wird Barbora Demovičová dann unseren Instagram-Account für einige Stunden übernehmen.  

Graphic designer, illustrator and curator Barbora Demovičová is our guest of the 16th episode of Contemporary Czech Art in Berlin. She was born in Slovakia and is currently living in Berlin.

Barbora Demovičová studied graphic design at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno in the Czech Republic, and completed exchange years at the Akademie der Bildende Künste in Stuttgart and at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig.

The main topic of the interview is the exhibition Home-Topia with five artists with central Eastern European background that she curated and which is currently on display as a hybrid project of the Raum für drastische Maßnahmenin Berlin.

Home–Topia started as an ongoing exhibition and research project in 2019. Focusing on current forms of migration, various cultural identities and the sense of belonging, Home–Topia was aiming to create temporary communities and to encourage reflections on the notion of home. 

A group of five artist with central Eastern European background living and working in Berlin, was formed in early 2020. They started with getting to know each other, trying to see, if the similarities in their cultures, experiences or mother tongues are playing a role in the way they connect.

Zorka Lednárová, Katarína Hrušková, Petra Debnárová, the artistic duo Julia Gryboś + Barbora Zentková and curator Barbora Demovičová talked about theirperception of national stereotypes, modern Europe as well as their personal (dis)connections to the places of their origin.

The series of digital photographs by Gryboś+Zentková, called Fingertips Dance patiently documents their current lockdown dailiness, applying their usual principles and working methods in the domestic environment’s micro scale. The virtual sculpture Memory Foam by Petra Debnárová allows you to displace intimate details of Petra’s past homes from her memory to your personal space, using elements of augmented reality. Fountain Moan by Katarína Hrušková is a tiered water feature composed of images of hands washing potatoes. Day after day water trickles down the backs of hands and spuds, we hear the sound of it bubbling. The artist Zorka Lednárová, who deals with the topics of her own body’s limits in her work, is searching the home inside of her, in the large scale mixed media canvas and digital animation in meinem Inneren.

The current Home–Topia exhibition examines the notion of home and its connection to the physical space we are bounded to. Moving away from the complex ideas of our own identities to the rooms, homes, memories, bodies and routines which are occupying us at the moment.

Contemporary Czech Art in Berlin 

In kurzen Interviews stellen wir zeitgenössische Künstlerinnen und Künstler mit Wurzeln in Tschechien und/oder der Slowakei vor, Kreative, die schon länger oder erst kurz in Berlin leben. Das Format des Gesprächs heißt 3x3: Die ersten 3 Minuten sprechen wir über den Ort, wo die Künstler*innen arbeiten. Die nächsten 3 Minuten dann darüber, was sie im Moment beschäftigt, und schließlich  erfahren wir in 3 Minuten etwas Interessantes über die Künstlerin oder den Künstler.

Visuelle Eindrücke von der Arbeit der Künstler und Künstlerinnen werden dann über einen Takeover unseres Instagram Accounts vermittelt, der immer dienstags, am Veröffentlichungstag des Podcasts, ab 14:00 Uhr stattfindet.    

Veranstaltungsinformationen

  • Titel: 3x3 Contemporary Czech Art in Berlin with Barbora Demovičová
  • Datum: Di 16. 02. 2021
  • Adresse: Online

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