Kdo spí, jakoby jedl | Who Sleeps as He Eats
Retrospektiva a particip č. 222 | Retrospective and Particip. No. 222
prolonged until the end of April
curated by Vít Havránek
How can we equate the diverse artistic work of Tomáš Vaněk and his “particips”, a neologism denoting the artist’s paintings, objects, events, sound pieces, etc., each assigned and entitled with a different number? What is hidden behind this disciplined reductionism? The exhibition at hunt kastner offers a good basis for answering these questions as it is Vaněk’s first “retrospective”. While not an absolute exhaustive retrospective, the exhibition does present all of the artist’s Particips numbered from 1 to 221 – 222 artworks in total produced between 1999 and 2021.
special thanks to the Prague Academy of Fine Arts, MeetFactory, SVIT and Litost for their generous technical support.
IGOR HOSNEDL, Rapunzel
opening May 15, 2021