Galerie Rudolfinum

Nightfall

New Tendencies in Figurative Painting

29. 3. 2013 – 24. 5. 2013
large gallery
Curator: Jane Neal (UK)

Nightfall. New Tendencies in Figurative Painting

about the exhibition

The exhibition presents representative survey of contemporary figurative painting in the works of over twenty artists from nine countries. The theme of the exhibition is inspired by a short story of Isaac Asimov from 1941. Its foundation is the question of what happens to the planet and civilization when there is a solar eclipse and nightfall comes. The main topics that exhibiting artists are preparing include social crisis and uncertainty, loneliness, confusion and isolation of a human being, growing tension between nature and civilization, and the internal and external struggle with oneself and with society. The apocalypse theme is currently very topical; we can perceive the intuitive leanings to such thinking as a symptom of changes to the world and the setting of collective thought. This concept of the exhibition interprets contemporary figurative painting based on a socio-political context.

Participating artists: Karin Mamma Andersson (SWE), Hernan Bas (USA), Marius Bercea (RO), Zsolt Bodoni (RO), Martin Eder (DE), Tim Eitel (DE), Adrian Ghenie (RO), Cantemir Hausi (RO), Chantal Joffe (UK), Victor Man (RO), Justin Mortimer (UK), Daniel Pitín (CZ), Vitaly Pushnitsky (RUS), Neo Rauch (DE), Daniel Richter (DE), Serban Savu (RO), David Schnell (DE), Mircea Suciu (RO), Attila Szűcs (HU), Alexander Tinei (MD), Caroline Walker (UK), Matthias Weischer (DE)

The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art in Debrecen (MODEM), where project Nightfall had its premiere.

admission

admission

Full 120 CZK
Reduced 70 CZK

partners

partners

Partner of events
Goethe Institut

Main media partner
Lidové noviny

Media partners
lidovky.cz, Radio 1, Art+Antiques, Metropolis, ArtMap

partners

partners

Exhibition partner
publications

publications

reproductions

reproductions

Graphic layout of the exhibition
Graphic layout of the exhibition
Neo Rauch, Blessing, 2009, oil on canvas, 50 x 35 cm, private collection, Hungary 	, © courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin and David Zwirner, New York; HUNGART, Photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin
Neo Rauch, Blessing, 2009, oil on canvas, 50 x 35 cm, private collection, Hungary , © courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin and David Zwirner, New York; HUNGART, Photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin
Alexander Tinei, Hat, 2011, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, courtesy of the artist and Erika Deák Gallery
Alexander Tinei, Hat, 2011, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, courtesy of the artist and Erika Deák Gallery
Cantemir Hausi, Lion (Leu (lion mgm), 2010 – 2011, oil on canvas, 100 x 160 cm, private collection, Germany		, © Barbara Thumm Gallery, Berlin
Cantemir Hausi, Lion (Leu (lion mgm), 2010 – 2011, oil on canvas, 100 x 160 cm, private collection, Germany , © Barbara Thumm Gallery, Berlin
Tim Eitel, Uprise, 2010, oil on canvas, 250 x 210 cm, courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin and The Pace Gallery		, © courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin and The Pace Gallery; HUNGART. Photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin
Tim Eitel, Uprise, 2010, oil on canvas, 250 x 210 cm, courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin and The Pace Gallery , © courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin and The Pace Gallery; HUNGART. Photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin
Mircea Suciu, Human Stain, 2011, charcoal on paper, 175 x 150 cm, private collection, Berlin		, © Mircea Suciu, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels. Photo: the artist
Mircea Suciu, Human Stain, 2011, charcoal on paper, 175 x 150 cm, private collection, Berlin , © Mircea Suciu, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels. Photo: the artist
Tim Eitel, Untitled (A Glimpse Down) (o. T. / Blick nach unten), 2010, oil on canvas, 25 x 25 cm  , © Courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin and The Pace Gallery
Tim Eitel, Untitled (A Glimpse Down) (o. T. / Blick nach unten), 2010, oil on canvas, 25 x 25 cm , © Courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin and The Pace Gallery
Adrian Ghenie, Study for Boogeyman, 2010, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, private collection, Belgium; long term loan S.M.A.K., © the artist
Adrian Ghenie, Study for Boogeyman, 2010, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, private collection, Belgium; long term loan S.M.A.K., © the artist
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