The latest project of the British artist Roger Hiorns, who exhibited at Galerie Rudolfinum in 2015, “buries” a jet fighter MiG-21. In his project, Hiorns references the land art tradition as well as the recent phenomenon of updating traditional rituals in today’s globalized society. From the innate human dream to take flight, powerful machines were born – apparatuses for demonstrating and cementing power, underlining the triumph of enlightenment, technology and progress. The machines are confronted with the man’s last rites. An act of solemn parting. A silent triumph in a dystopian landscape. A terse sculptural happening with an undertone of social criticism.
Roger Hiorns: The retrospective view of the pathway (pathways), 2017 ongoing
The off-site project celebrates the 100th exhibition anniversary of Galerie Rudolfinum since it was inaugurated in 1994.
11:00 Contextual Talks – Vision and Facts – auditorium, ELI Beamlines
11:00 ELI Beamlines, Roman Hvězda, ELI Project Manager
11:20 MIG 21 MF, Zdeněk Svobodník, Aircraft Collector, Museum of Aviation Koněšín
11:40 Three Projects, Roger Hiorns, Artist, London
(simultaneous interpreting Czech/English)
12:15 ELI Beamlines laser viewing from the visitor gallery
13:00 refreshments for the lecture participants and viewing
We suggest booking a place in the auditorium and a viewing slot in advance at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
from 2 pm – Plane Burial, in front of the ELI Beamlines building
ELI Beamlines, Fyzikální ústav AV ČR; Letecké muzeum Koněšín; Galerie Corvi-Mora, Londýn