BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE

AND ALEX ART GALLERY PRAGUE

WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE

GENERAL CONSULATE OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

 

is pleased to present an exhibition co-curated by

Ales Knupp and Marisa Caichiolo.

LOS ANGELES

OPENING RECEPTION

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH 2015

 

BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE

/BERGAMOT STATION ARTS CENTER

2525 MICHIGAN AVE, SANTA MONICA

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You are invited to “Czech-in LA,” a first and rare opportunity to dive into the magical and enchanting ambience of Prague in Los Angeles through the work of a group of emerging and established contemporary artists from the Czech Republic.

 

Europe’s finest world of glass, sculptures and paintings will be celebrated in “Czech-in LA”. Organized by Building Bridges Art Exchange in partnership with Alex Art Gallery Prague and with support from the General Consulate of The Czech Republic.

Join us and “Czech-in LA" on Saturday, September 19th, 2015, from 6 to 9pm for the opening reception.

 

Artists: Tomas Spevak, Jan Uldrych, Marek Slavik, Martin Sarovec, Bohumil Eliás Sr., Radek Andrle, Igor Kitzberger, Bohumil Elias Jr., Filip Nizky, Jakub Spanhel, Jiri Suhajek, Jirka Houska, Josef Achrer and Zdenek Gotz.

 

 

 

"Tradition meets revolution in this fascinating and captivating group exhibition featuring new contemporary art from the Czech Republic. Far from monolithic in mediums or styles, these artists are shown to speak diverse languages of sculpture and painting ranging from the lyrical and abstract, to the tumultuous and gestural, to the overtly, boldly political.

 

Although it’s undeniable that the current generation of emerging artists, coming of age after the political upheaval of the 1990s, will have been finding their voices in response to those new political and social realities, nevertheless theirs is not an art that breaks with history, but rather, seeks to reconcile the Old Europe culture of magic and beauty with the violent reality that birthed modern Europe’s zeitgeist of global modernity.

 

Theirs is a radically hybrid vision engaged in refashioning and reevaluating the past, reimagining art history as responsive to the edge of tomorrow."

Shana Nys Dambrot

 

 OUR SUPPORTERS 

Supported in part by a grant from the City of Santa Monica

National Performance

Network (NPN)

Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York

OUR PARTNERS

QATAR VISUAL ARTS CENTER 

 

MINISTRY OF CULTURE, ARTS AND HERITAGE QATAR

KATARA ART CENTER 

 

NATIONAL AFFAIR

FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS

MUSEO DE LAS ARTES UNIVERSIDAD

DE GUADALAJARA

IFITRY RESIDENCY OF ARTISTS

UNIVERSITY OF ARTS BAJA CALIFORNIA

CULTURAL INSTITUTE

OF BAJA CALIFORNIA

CONTEMPORARY ART

PLATFORM - CHILE

ARTE AL LIMITE

CENTER OF THE 

ARTS ESTACION 

ANTOFAGASTA - CHILE

BICE BUGATTI

CLUB

CENTRE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN

ESSAOUIRA 

REDLINE

CONTEMPORARY 

ARTS CENTER

LA ART SHOW

CONTEMPORARY

EXPRESSIONS OF ART

MAROC PREMIUM

FOUNDATION

THE BROAD

KAI 10 ARTHENA FOUNDATION

INTERNATIONAL 

BIENNIAL

OF CASABLANCA

MOPLA

CENTER OF THE ARTS

ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO

SANTO TOMAS

CULTURAL ART CENTER

ART SCI CENTER UCLA

VILLA AURORA +

THOMAS MANN HOUSE

IASAS

UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED

ARTS VIENNA

CONSULATE GENERAL

OF POLAND

SENATE OF BERLIN

NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION

ITALIAN CULTURAL

INSTITUTE OF

LOS ANGELES

LUCIE FOUNDATION

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