Galerie Rudolfinum

MODEL

29. 1. 2015 – 3. 5. 2015
Galerie Rudolfinum
Curator: Ladislav Kesner

Thomas Demand, Lorenz Estermann, Antony Gormley, Mariele Neudecker, Julian Opie, Jaroslav Róna, Tom Sachs, Pavla Sceranková, Thomas Schütte, Rachel Whiteread, Edwin Zwakman

about the exhibition

The exhibition presents a selection of contemporary authors, including some of the internationally most acclaimed artists who in their work explore the phenomenon of models and modelling – either constructing 3D models, or using models to create paintings, photographs and videos. By bringing together a range of art works in different media, scale and artistic approaches, the exhibition aims to open a space of reflection on the enigmatic concept of model and modelling. It will specifically address two issues. First, how do we understand and define “model” in relation to image, object and sculpture? Second, it will highlight the complex and multifaceted relationship between model and some form of tangible or imagined reality, the ways models negotiate the distance from/to some precedent or original, or how some of them they assume a form of hyperreal simulacra. It will thus open a space of reflections on the way in which artistic intervention manages to establish the effect of the real, while often simultaneously subverting it. At the same time, through the range of artistic positions included, the exhibition will present the diverse roles and uses models in artistic practice can assume: from a memory tool, cognitive instrument, self-sustained artistic object to an instrument of social argumentation and discourse, or just a toy.

partneři

partneři

General partner of the gallery
J & T BANKA

Exhibition Partner
AVAST Foundation

Main media partner
Lidové noviny, lidovky.cz

Media partners
Radio 1, Art and Antiques, ArtMap

exhibition document

exhibition document

publications

publications

  • MODEL, Ladislav Kesner, Galerie Rudolfinum 2015
reproductions

reproductions

Antony Gormley, Determine, 2013, © Antony Gormley
Antony Gormley, Determine, 2013, © Antony Gormley
Jaroslav Róna, Spalovna, 2003, © Jaroslav Róna
Jaroslav Róna, Spalovna, 2003, © Jaroslav Róna
Mariele Neudecker, There Is Always Something More Important, 2012, © Mariele Neudecker. Courtesy Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
Mariele Neudecker, There Is Always Something More Important, 2012, © Mariele Neudecker. Courtesy Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
Rachel Whiteread, Focus, 2008, © Rachel Whiteread. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery
Rachel Whiteread, Focus, 2008, © Rachel Whiteread. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery
Tom Sachs, Saturn V, 2011, © Copyright of the artist. Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris / Salzburg
Tom Sachs, Saturn V, 2011, © Copyright of the artist. Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris / Salzburg
Julian Opie, Imagine you are driving (sculpture). 4., 1993, © Julian Opie
Julian Opie, Imagine you are driving (sculpture). 4., 1993, © Julian Opie
Lorenz Estermann, PLOT-house, 2014, courtesy of bechter kastowsky galerie, Vienna, © Lorenz Estermann 2013
Lorenz Estermann, PLOT-house, 2014, courtesy of bechter kastowsky galerie, Vienna, © Lorenz Estermann 2013
Thomas Schütte, One Man House II, 2006, © Collection of the artist
Thomas Schütte, One Man House II, 2006, © Collection of the artist
Edwin Zwakman, Pond, 2013, © Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Akinci, Amsterdam
Edwin Zwakman, Pond, 2013, © Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Akinci, Amsterdam
Thomas Demand, Wand, 1999, © Courtesy of the artist and Monika Sprüth Magers Galerie, Ringier Collection Switzerland
Thomas Demand, Wand, 1999, © Courtesy of the artist and Monika Sprüth Magers Galerie, Ringier Collection Switzerland
Pavla Scerankova, The art of Unmeasurable scientific questions I, 2011 , © Courtesy of the artist and Drdova Gallery
Pavla Scerankova, The art of Unmeasurable scientific questions I, 2011 , © Courtesy of the artist and Drdova Gallery
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