From Nowhere to Nowhere

8.12.2017 - 15.4.2018
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Kafka, Ivan
From Nowhere to Nowhere
1992–1993
ca. 900 cedar archery arrows à 75 cm, white thread, variabilní rozměry / variable dimensions, variabilní rozměry / variable dimensions

Ivan Kafka expresses himself mainly with installations. He made a lasting impression on the public mind in 1981 when he planted hundreds of white skewers in the gaps of the cobblestone pavement of Jánský vršek Street within the famous art project Lesser Town Courtyards. The resulting effect was remarkable, and the artist had demonstrated his ability to generously and sensitively manage a given space. During the following years Kafka carried out many projects in galleries and alternative spaces, which gained recognition both at home and abroad. In 1997, he represented the Czech Republic at the Venice Biennial by this specific exhibited, purchased and already legendary installation entitled From Nowhere to Nowhere. In this installation, similarly as with other works of the early 1990s, Kafka used a number of objects (this time endangering human existence) and created an impressive meditative space, which is to be understood in the semantic context. The key to their interpretation lies in the title of the work, which covers, among other things, both the state of society and the political situation.

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From Nowhere to Nowhere
Kafka, Ivan
ca. 900 cedar archery arrows à 75 cm, white thread, variabilní rozměry / variable dimensions 1992–1993