Gandy gallery opens its fifth solo show of works by the Czech artist Adam Vačkář

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Gandy gallery opens its fifth solo show of works by the Czech artist Adam Vačkář
Installation view.

BRATISLAVA.- Gandy gallery is presenting the fifth solo show of the Czech artist Adam Vačkář following Parallax view (2006), Economy of Silence (2008), Krok za Krokom with Zbynek Baladran and Denisa Lehocká (2011) and Mixed Feelings (2013).

The solo exhibition of Czech artist Adam Vačkář presents works created during confinement under the Corona Virus pandemic. One of the things the Corona crisis shows us is that our health and well-being is closely connected to the health and well being of the natural world.

When looking at this new body of works by Adam Vačkář what immediately catches the eye is the vitality that is intrinsic to something that should actually taste stale, seem left over. We are not standing in front of rubble; we are standing not in front of the remains of something. What is being praised is the act of becoming, transformation stimulated by the rhythm of time. The works presented here are the result of arduous research indefatigably carried out by Vačkář, a zig-zagging path of mostly random exploration in which these objects, carefully laid in swamps, lakes and remote forests have revealed themselves to him in all their eternal metamorphic power, subsequently perfected by the use of bronze and aluminium, by a special material finish, without the aid of paint. The refined transformation perfected by the artist clearly resembles the act of sostare (pausing), an Italian verb deriving from the Latin substare, with the sense of ‘staying underneath’. This being underneath is the depositing of layers of material life which, encountering each other, sing the praises of time’s becoming and make the present appear as a scar issuing from past and future, an indefinable murmur of change. Here, then, is where the artist’s strength lies – in uniting this delicate and irreversible natural process of the transformation of spontaneous elements into the alienation brought about by the mammoth industrial development and into its path, which is diametrically opposed to the normal becoming of things, thus obtaining a hybrid mixture in which the artificial becomes part of the biorhythmic process of becoming natural and vice versa. This is how these figures assume demonic forms, almost to whisper the echoes of the magical places from which they come, but from which they have now distanced themselves, becoming more complex entities, perpetually suspended in a moment in which the era of consumerism has stopped for ever and in which this substratum is wrapped in a symbolic spirituality turned towards remembering and reiterated as a warning to the future. ---Domenico de Chirico, May 2020

Adam Vačkář (born in 1979 in Prague, lives and works in Prague, CZ) graduated from ENSBA in Paris, where he attended the residence program of Palais de Tokyo. His work has been exhibited in various institutions, such as Art Basel , FRAC Occitanie Montpellier, Frac Champagne-Ardenne, FRAC Franche-Comté, Palais de Tokyo, Centre Pompidou and Centre Pompidou Metz in France OG2 at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Germany, Prague City Gallery, National Gallery in Prague, Boghosian Foundation in Brussels, SMAK in Ghent, Museum Morsbroich in Germany, Aargauer Kunsthaus in Switzerland and the Prague and Bucharest Triennials. Adam Vačkář is co-fouder of Prague-based collective Hope Recycling Station engaged in organizing lectures and intellectual exchange with international artists, curators, writers and philosophers.

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