Nová Scéna – Prague National Theatre, Národní 4, Prague 1
23-30 August 2018
Klára Hosnedlová’s Ponytail Parlour is an installation taking place at the New Stage of the National Theatre in Prague.
The New Stage – or Nová scéna as the locals call it – is the City experimental theatre, hosted in an iconic modernist building. Since its construction, it has been home of the City’s National Theatre and the Laterna Magika – the world’s first multimedia theatre, and has been a playground for avant-guard directors and performative practices. Transforming the cloakroom, a space of cross-dressing and identity exchange, into a performative space, Hosnedlová imagines a feminine retreat, a parlour, a place of sensitive dialogue populated by extra-ordinary characters.
Precious motives and complex patterns decorate walls and furniture to create a charged and unique environment where time seems to slow down. A selection of costumes from the theatre’s archive, are presented in a group, softly constructed garments unveiling complex narratives and historical profiles. Juliette, Eva, Elettra, Angelica – their identity impregnated in each costume, open the transitional space of the cloakroom into a space of pure potential; a potential for acute catharsis and transformation.
text by Attilia Fattori Franchini
The exhibition will be open to the public from 23-30 August, daily from 1-7pm
gallery opening hours
Tue-Fri, 1-6pm, Sat 2-6pm (in August by appointment only)
Coming up soon:
Eva Kmentová: Žena na slunci | Woman in the Sun
Eva Koťátková: Žena v bedně | Woman in a Box
curated by Edit Jeřabková
vernisáž | opening: 21.9.2018