SPECIAL FEATURE: Friend of a Friend Prague 2019

Artists: Nigin Beck, Michele Gabriele, Nadira Husain, Wolfgang Matuschek,Jaroslav Panuška, Katarzyna Przezwanska, Timo Seber, Jaro Varga, Athanasios Argianas, John Baldessari, Julius Heinemann, John Latham, Rachel Reupke, Hynek Alt, Mark Dion, Klara Hobza, Margarita Maximova, Sharon Van Overmeiren, Jasmin Werner, Botond Keresztesi, Kévin Bray, Jakub Choma, Martin Kohout, Ondřej Basjuk, Karolina Bielawska, Filip Dvořák, Mikołaj Moskal, Nanami Hori, Gizela Mickiewicz, Alice Nikitinová, Dardan Zhegrova, Zhanna Kadyrova

Exhibition title: Friend of a Friend

Participating galleries: Berlinskej model, Galerie Tobias Naehring, hunt kastner, Ivan Gallery, Lítost, Flat Time House, Lucie Drdova Gallery, Waldburger Wouters, Damien and The Love Guru, Polansky Gallery, Future Gallery, Stone Projects, Wschód, SVIT, Stereo, LambdaLambdaLambda, XYZ collective, Zahorian & Van Espen, Galleria Continua, Voloshyn Gallery

Venues: Berlinskej model, hunt kastner, Lítost, Lucie Drdova Gallery, Polansky Gallery, Stone Projects, SVIT, Zahorian & Van Espen, Prague, The Czech Republic

Date: August 30 – September 1, 2019

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists, participating galleries and Friend of a Friend

FOAF Prague 2019 organized by the Alliance of Czech Contemporary Art Galleries (ACCAG) emphasizes cooperation between galleries, the interconnection between local and international art scenes and the importance of a dialogue with the general public. FOAF Prague 2019 will be staged in nine local contemporary art galleries and institutions that will open up their venues to international gallery guests, to friends and friends of friends.

Friend of a Friend, launched in Warsaw in 2018 as an international gallery sharing initiative. From the beginning, FOAF aims to establish new networks, to exchange ideas with guests – gallery colleagues, artists, curators, art critics and collectors from abroad. And to enable local audiences to interact with the works of international artists whose practices have not yet been extensively, if at all, exhibited at the city where the event takes place.

Berlinskej model hosting Galerie Tobias Naehring, 2019, exhibition view, curator: Monika Čejková, FOAF Prague

Michele Gabriele, It’s always so hard to admit that things are different than what we had believed at first sight, 2019, epoxy clay, electric cables, acrylic paint, glass, metal, rubber

Berlinskej model hosting Galerie Tobias Naehring, 2019, exhibition view, curator: Monika Čejková, FOAF Prague

Berlinskej model hosting Galerie Tobias Naehring, 2019, exhibition view, curator: Monika Čejková, FOAF Prague

Michele Gabriele, The Missing Link, 2011/2019, epoxy clay, oil painting, soil, camel’s teeth, prosthetic eyes, fabric, synthetic hairs, dehydrated lemon

Nadira Husain, Ecrasé dans le bleu, 2018, silk screen and paint on canvas (tempera and acrylic)

Nigin Beck, COMEDY of ERRORS or TITY AND DOLLA, 2019, salty eyes, carved wood, laquer

Wolfgang Matuschek, Coaca application, ep.2, 2019, glaced ceramic, fabric, led light, trafo, cable, plastic lens

Jaro Varga, hunt kastner hosting Ivan Gallery, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

Jaro Varga, hunt kastner hosting Ivan Gallery, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

Jaro Varga, hunt kastner hosting Ivan Gallery, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

Jaro Varga, hunt kastner hosting Ivan Gallery, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

Jaro Varga, hunt kastner hosting Ivan Gallery, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

Jaro Varga, hunt kastner hosting Ivan Gallery, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

Lítost hosting Flat Time House, 2019, exhibition view, curator: Gareth Bell-Jones, FOAF Prague

Lítost hosting Flat Time House, 2019, exhibition view, curator: Gareth Bell-Jones, FOAF Prague

Lítost hosting Flat Time House, 2019, exhibition view, curator: Gareth Bell-Jones, FOAF Prague

John Latham, ‘distress over parliament’, (1983), photographs – part of invitation card and photographic documentation of ‘action’, two marine flares over Palace of Westminster, London, UK, May 1, 1983, various sizes. – Courtesy of John Latham Foundation, Photograph by Lenka Glisníková © lítost

Julius Heinemann, ‘Light Shift (Distress Over Parliament, lítost, Prague)’, (2019), site specific installation, spray paint, wall paint and graphite on exhibition walls and windows, artworks of other artists, 718 cm x 998 cm x 320 cm, detail. – Courtesy of the artist, Photograph by Lenka Glisníková © lítost

From left: John Latham, ‘distress over parliament’, (1983), photograph – part of invitation card and photographic documentation of ‘action’, two marine flares over Palace of Westminster, London, UK, May 1, 1983, various sizes. – Courtesy of John Latham Foundation; And Athanasios Argianas, ‘Pivoting Music (for cat purr waveform in A) and strings’, (2019), 3 minutes of audio on hand-etched single sided acrylic dubplate, record player, custom wooden shelves, clamshell record box with printed image. – Courtesy of the artist, Photograph by Lenka Glisníková © lítost

At the back: Rachel Reupke, ‘Infrastructure’, (2002), black and white video with sound, 14 minutes. – Courtesy of Lux and the artist, Photograph by Lenka Glisníková © lítost

Hynek Alt, Untitled (Young Day), 2018, installation with laminate model by Miloš Zet titled Mladý den (Young Day) from 1964

Hynek Alt, Untitled (Young Day), 2018, installation with laminate model by Miloš Zet titled Mladý den (Young Day) from 1964

Hynek Alt, Untitled (Young Day), 2018, installation with laminate model by Miloš Zet titled Mladý den (Young Day) from 1964

Jasmin Werner, Euro Talisman, inkjet print of sculptures taken at the European Central Bank, acrylic, pvc tube, pvc bottle, catholic frankincense burner, Taoist Fu , 85 x 10 x 67 cm

Jasmin Werner, Euro Talisman, inkjet print of sculptures taken at the European Central Bank, acrylic, pvc tube, pvc bottle, catholic frankincense burner, Taoist Fu , 85 x 10 x 67 cm

Mark Dion, Library for the Birds The Monster Collection The Hunter’s Remorse The Collector’s Net – Insects and Arachnids, 2015, red and blue pencil on paper, 23 x 30,3 cm

Klara Hobza, 25.000 years of the advance and disappearance of the Loisach glacier, as seen from Munich Fire within fires Facial development in humans, 2019, drawing on paper, Praxinoscope device, integrated led light, 16 x 13 x 14 cm

Lucie Drdova Gallery hosting Waldburger Wouters and Damien and The Love Guru, 2019, exhibition view, curator: Václav Janoščík, FOAF Prague

Lucie Drdova Gallery hosting Waldburger Wouters and Damien and The Love Guru, 2019, exhibition view, curator: Václav Janoščík, FOAF Prague

Lucie Drdova Gallery hosting Waldburger Wouters and Damien and The Love Guru, 2019, exhibition view, curator: Václav Janoščík, FOAF Prague

Polansky Gallery hosting Future Gallery, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

Polansky Gallery hosting Future Gallery, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

Polansky Gallery hosting Future Gallery, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

Polansky Gallery hosting Future Gallery, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

Polansky Gallery hosting Future Gallery, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

Polansky Gallery hosting Future Gallery, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

Polansky Gallery hosting Future Gallery, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

Stone Projects hosting Wschód, 2019, exhibition view, curator: Laura Amann, FOAF Prague

Stone Projects hosting Wschód, 2019, exhibition view, curator: Laura Amann, FOAF Prague

Stone Projects hosting Wschód, 2019, exhibition view, curator: Laura Amann, FOAF Prague

Stone Projects hosting Wschód, 2019, exhibition view, curator: Laura Amann, FOAF Prague

Stone Projects hosting Wschód, 2019, exhibition view, curator: Laura Amann, FOAF Prague

SVIT hosting Stereo, LambdaLambdaLambda and XYZ collective, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

SVIT hosting Stereo, LambdaLambdaLambda and XYZ collective, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

SVIT hosting Stereo, LambdaLambdaLambda and XYZ collective, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

SVIT hosting Stereo, LambdaLambdaLambda and XYZ collective, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

SVIT hosting Stereo, LambdaLambdaLambda and XYZ collective, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

SVIT hosting Stereo, LambdaLambdaLambda and XYZ collective, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

SVIT hosting Stereo, LambdaLambdaLambda and XYZ collective, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

SVIT hosting Stereo, LambdaLambdaLambda and XYZ collective, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

SVIT hosting Stereo, LambdaLambdaLambda and XYZ collective, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

SVIT hosting Stereo, LambdaLambdaLambda and XYZ collective, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

SVIT hosting Stereo, LambdaLambdaLambda and XYZ collective, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

SVIT hosting Stereo, LambdaLambdaLambda and XYZ collective, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

SVIT hosting Stereo, LambdaLambdaLambda and XYZ collective, 2019, exhibition view, FOAF Prague

Zahorian & Van Espen hosting Galleria Continua and Voloshyn Gallery, 2019, exhibition view, curator: Elena Sorokina, FOAF Prague

Zahorian & Van Espen hosting Galleria Continua and Voloshyn Gallery, 2019, exhibition view, curator: Elena Sorokina, FOAF Prague

Zahorian & Van Espen hosting Galleria Continua and Voloshyn Gallery, 2019, exhibition view, curator: Elena Sorokina, FOAF Prague

Zahorian & Van Espen hosting Galleria Continua and Voloshyn Gallery, 2019, exhibition view, curator: Elena Sorokina, FOAF Prague

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