Alena Kotzmannova and William Hunt
Ship, Ship, Slip and Drip
images from the exhibition
hunt kastner is very pleased to present a joint exhibition by Alena Kotzmannova and William Hunt. This is the second time that William has exhibited his work in Prague - almost exactly one year ago, William introduced his performance work 'Not So Much' to the Czech public at hunt kastner on the occasion of the publication of Alena's monograph catalogue by fra and KANT. 'Ship, Ship, Slip and Drip' is a natural extension of this earlier collaboration, and has developed over the past year in an on-going conversation between the two artists where they discussed their work, process and inspirations. The exhibition will present a series of new multi-media works by both artists, including photography, video, work with paper, performance and installation, where the natural elements of land, water and the horizon predominate.
William Hunt was born in London in 1977 and graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2005. He currently lives and works in Dusseldorf. William Hunt is perhaps best know for his performance art work where he often plays acoustic music under extreme physical conditions. As with most of his performances, there are comic and tragic elements at play, and the requirement for a great degree of physical exertion. His work deeply provokes our most basic emotions and reminds us of the strong romantic appeal invoked by the timeless struggle against the odds and nature. Two solo exhibitions of the artist's work that recently opened are: 'Not Knowing But Looking", Petra Rinck Gallery in Dusseldorf and 'BRA-VO, OH BRA-VO!' at Rotwand Gallery in Zurich.
Alena Kotzmannova was born in 1974 in Prague and graduated in 1998 from the Prague Academy of Art, Architecture and Design, completing her PhD studies at the beginning of this year. Kotzmannova is a personality whose body of work - including photography, video and installation - is exemplified by her spirit of openness and co-operation. As part of her conceptual approach she often plays with the rules and boundaries of photography, reflecting upon the content of the actual media. Her work communicates an unusual view of the things and stories happening around us. She is able to expose the assumed, presaged and mysterious moments of their existence, accentuating the poetry and common beauty that accompany them. Her work can also be seen at the current and upcoming exhibitions 'Beginning of the Century' at the Ostrava Regional Gallery and 'In a Skirt Sometimes. Art of the 1990s' at the Moravian Gallery in Brno (both exhibitions curated by Pavlina Morganova), and 'Zone in Motion. Dialogues of Adela Matasova and Her Students' at Dox Centre for Contemporary Art.
Coming up: Eva Kotatkova and Denisa Lehocka, March 26 - May 17, 2014