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Magdalena Jetelová: Touch of Time

National Gallery in Prague – Veletržní Palace (Národní galerie v Praze – Veletržní palác), Dukelských hrdinů 47, Praha 7 - Holešovice, 170 00


17. 3. 2017 – 19. 11. 2017

Magdalena Jetelová’s installation, prepared especially for the National Gallery inPrague, will transform the Small Hall of the Veletržní Palace into an extended field providing insight into the artist’s thought and work. The gallery space becomes an art site in which the limitations of classic categories of sculpture, installation or photograph cease to exist. The installation conducts a dialogue with the Veletržní Palace architecture, evoking a devastated landscape and sense of instability, seeking to remind the viewer of this instability and of the fragility of the global socio-political situation. Who is the leading figure in this world? How should one react when the passively observed landscape no longer appears idyllic? The landscape is a carrier of history, invisibly written on its surface. One who walks through this landscape traverses collective memory. The installation challenges spatial limitations and human presence, establishes the undefinable nature of the obvious, extends horizons and hampers coordination through disorientation.

Magdalena Jetelová´s work began to be shown in many Western galleries and exhibitions in the mid-1980s, among them the Tate Gallery, the Biennale of Sydney, Die documenta 8 and in solo exhibitions at the Riverside Studios inLondon and MoMA inNew York City.

Admission fee:

  • full CZK 250
  • reduced CZK 150
  • family ticket CZK 400
  • scholl groups CZK 30
  • combined: full CZK 600, reduced CZK 350 (covers all exhibitions and expositions in Veletržní Palace)

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