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May 14 - July 26, 2009
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PRAGUE BIENNALE 4
Polymorphous, multifaceted, multicultural and in continuous dialogue with itself as well as with its audience; the se are the qualities of PRAGUE BIENNALE 4, presented this year together with PRAGUE BIENNALE PHOTO 1.
Prague Biennale directors Giancarlo Politi and Helena Kontova have created an open forum on painting, presenting this issue through several declinations and manifestations: locals, nationals and internationals. The result is EXPANDED PAINTING — a title coined on the occasion of Prague Biennale 2 and inspired by Rosalind Krauss’s “Sculpture in Expanded Field.” This term becomes the starting point for a series of sections which aim to spotlight and engage the actual state of painting in Central Europe toge ther with other countries like Mexico, Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines, in cooperation with a team of active and creative curators.
The counterparts of this parade of paintings and painters never seen before internationally are ART IN GENERAL and FOCUS ITALY, which confirm once again the Biennale’s mandate and its attention to a multiplicity of interests and themes. ART IN GENERAL captures the current situation in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, featuring peculiar and unexpected curatorial visions, while FOCUS ITALY brings ‘on stage’ a fraction of Italian artistic production that is often overshadowed.
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Debuting this year, PRAGUE BIENNALE PHOTO 1, is an extensive overview of the new photographic production in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia, through a curious link to the United States, reaffirming the importance of photo graphy in these countries.
Featuring four sections, this counterpart of the Biennale confirms once again the nature of such an event: synergy, juxtaposition, pluralism become the ingredients for this Prague Biennale, which is the sole rendezvous for artistic production in Central Europe and beyond.
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PRAGUE BIENNALE 4Directors and General Curators: Helena Kontova and Giancarlo PolitiGeneral Editor: Nicola Trezzi
Expanded Painting 3Conceived by Giancarlo Politi and Helena Kontova
IndividualsCurated by Giancarlo Politi and Helena KontováArtists: Salvatore Arancio (IT/UK); Alessandra Ariatti (IT); Carlo Bertocci (IT); Mauro Bonacina (IT/UK); Rossana Burem i (IT); Valerio Carrubba (IT); Alberto Guidato (IT); JEBE (Adriana Jebeleanu) (RO/IT); Alessandra Mancini (IT); Marco Salvetti (IT); Cecilia Sergi (IT).
Short List 09: 12 Painters from Czech Republic
Curated by Daniel PitinArtists: Josef Bolf; Sylvie Brodi; KW; Hynek Martinec; Jan Merta; Jitka Mikulicova; Alice Nikitinova; Jaromir Novotny; Robert Salanda; Vladimir Skrepl; Pavel Smid; Veronika Holcova.
Dresden – Prag / Prag – DresdenCurated by Daniel von WichelhausArtists: Paul Barsch (DE); Tilman Hornig (DE); Bernd Imminger (DE); Johannes Makolies (DE); Martin Mannig (DE); Stephan Ruderisch (DE).
Staging the Grey: 12 Romanian and Hungarian PaintersCurated by Mihai Pop in collaboration with Jane NealArtists: Marius Bercea (RO); Zsolt Bodoni (HU); Andrei Campan (RO); Radu Comsa (RO); Oana Farcas (RO); Adrian Ghenie (RO); Cantemir HauΕŸi (RO); Victor Racatau (RO); Serban Savu (RO); Mircea Suciu (RO); Peter Sudar (HU); Alexander Tinei (MD/HU).
Italy: No More Than a Point of ViewCurated by Angelo MoscaArtists: Manfredi Beninati; Luca Bertolo; Lorenza Boisi; Gianluca Di Pasquale; Pesce Khete; Andrea Kvas; Ivan Malerba; Alessandro Roma; Michele Tocca.
South East B(l)ooming Curated by Primo Marella in collaboration with Eleonora BattistonArtists: Annie Cabigting (PH); Alfredo Esquillo (PH); Nona Garcia (PH); Geraldine Javier (PH); Haris Purnomo (ID); Emmanuel Santos (MY); Yasmin Sison (PH); Wayan Suja (ID); Wire Tuazon (PH); Ronald Ventura (PH); Entang Wiharso (ID/US); Gede Mahendra Yasa (ID).
Trans-Dimensional: Interesting Dynamics in New Korean PaintingCurated by Wonil RheeArtists: Bongho Ha; Jonghyun Ha; Kyungah Ham; Yeondoo Jung; Un Kang; Kira Kim; Gilwoo Lee; Kwangho Lee; Sungsic Moon; Kibong Rhee.
HyperlucidCurated by Domenico QuarantaArtists: Alterazioni Video (IT/US); Gazira Babeli (Second Life); Shane Hope (US); Miltos Manetas (GR/UK); Gerhard Mantz (DE); Eva and Franco Mattes (IT); UBERMORGEN.COM (AT); Damon Zucconi (US).
China BoxCurated by Cecilia FreschiniArti sts: Cui Jie; Li Chao; Li Qing; Li Wei; Qin Chong; Qin Qi;Tu Hongtao; Wang Guangle; Wang Yabin; Wang Yaqiang; Xue Jun; Ye Yongqing.
Fancy Success: Positions in Young Polish Painting Curated by Beata Nowacka-KardzisCo-curator: Lidia KrawczykArtists: Basia Banda; Agata Bogacka; Tymek Borowski; Ewelina Chrzanowska; Lidia Krawczyk & Wojtek Kubiak; Przemek Matecki; Bartek Materka; Karol Radziszewski.
One Hundred Years: Endogamic & Exogamic Pictorial Practices in MexicoCurated by Alessandra Poggianti & Juan Pablo MaciasArtists: Carlos Arias; Hernain Bravo; Ruben Gutierrez; Daniel Guzman and Luis Felipe Ortega; René Hayashi / SIRE collective; Marcos Kurtycz; Alejandro Osorio; Sebastian Romo; Guillermo Santamarina.
From Individ to DVD: Young Georgian Painters
Curated by Nana Kirmelashvili and David AndriadzeArtists: Sopho Chkhikvadze; Zura Gikashvili; Michael Gogrichiani; George Kevle; Ketevan Logua; Lado Pochkhua; Maka Razmadze; Ana Riaboshenko; Andro Semeiko; Konstantin Sulaberidze; Maia Sumbadze.
Albania & KosovoCurated by Artan ShabaniArtists: Driton Hajredini (KS); Ervin Hatibi (AL); Dalip Kryeziu (KS); Alfred Mirashi Milot (AL); Alkan Nallbani (AL); Artan Shabani (AL).
Art in General
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The Contemporary Art Scene in Czech Republic
Curated by Jiri Kovanda and Edith JerabkovaArtists: Zbynek Baladran; Josef Bolf; Jiri David; Ladislava Gaziova; Jan Haubelt; Lukas Jasansky and Martin Polak; Michal Kalhous; Barbora Klímova; Eva Kotatkova; Alena Kotzmannova; Martin Kubicek; Ladvi; Dominik Lang; Marek Meduna; Jan Nalevka; Marketa Othova; Ludek Rathousky; Jan Serych; Evzen Simera; Vladimir Skrepl; Michal Skoda; Pavel Sterec; Vaclav Stratil; Adela Svobodova; Tomas Svoboda; Jiri Thyn; Jiri Valoch; Tomas Vanek; Ivan Vosecky.
Art WorksThe Contemporary Art Scene in SlovakiaCurated by Omar MirzaArtists: Gabika Binderova; Peter Homola and Marko Horban; Jana Kapelova; KassaBoys; Peter Kralik; Martin Melichercik; Svatopluk Mikyta; Lucia Nimcova; Katarina Patrasova; Monika Pavlechova; Veronika Sramatyova; Jan Vasilko.
Curated by Dadja Altenburg-KohlArtists: Maja Bajevic (BIH); Sigalit Landau (IL); Daniel Pesta (CZ); Ulrike Rosenbach (DE).
Al.Chi.Mas+xCurated by Getulio AlvianiArtists: Getulio Alviani; Ennio Chiggio; Manfredo Massironi.
Rereading the Image
Photography as storage of meaning (Italy 1970-2009)Curated by Luca PanaroArtists: Adriano Altamira; Olivo Barbieri; Silvia Camporesi; Cristian Chironi; Mario Cresci; Paola Di Bello; Francesco No nino; Sara Rossi; Marco Samoré; Alessandra Spranzi; Davide Tranchina; Carloalberto Treccani; Elisa Turchi; Franco Vaccari.
Italian NewbrowCurated by Ivan QuaroniArtists: Vanni Cuoghi; Paolo De Biasi; Eloisa Gobbo; Massimo Gurn ari; Fulvia Mendini; Elena Rapa; Michael Rotondi; Giuliano Sale; Giuseppe Veneziano.
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New Life, New DocumentNew Documentary Photography in Central EuropeCurated by Tomas Pospech and Vladimir Birgus. Czech Republic : Katerina Drzkova and Barbora Kleinhamplova; Adam Holy; Hana Jakrlova; Jan Vaca. Poland: Mariusz Forecki; Grzegorz Klatka; Rafal Milach; Agnieszka Rayss; Urszula Tarasiewicz. Slovakia: Martin Kollar; Jozef Ondzik. Hungary: Krisztina Erdei; Matyas Misetics; Peter Szabo Pettendi.
New Slovak PhotographyCurated by Vaclav Macek and Lucia L. FiserovaArtists: Andrej Balco; Petra Bosanska; Petra Cepkova; Radovan Cerevka; Juraj Chlpik; The Dudas Brothers; Jana Ilkova; Symon Kliman; Martin Kollar; Dalibor Krupka; Marek Kvetan; Pavel Maria Smejkal; Viktor Szemzo.
Real UnrealContemporary Czech digital manipulated photographyCurated by Vladimir BirgusArtists: Barbora Balkova, Tereza Vlckova; Barbora Zurkova and Radim Zurek.
The Newest New YorkYoung Photographers from the Big AppleCurated by Lina Bertucci and Michael MckinneyArtists: Michele Abeles; Thomas Bangsted; Alison Brady; Catherine Czacki; Elleser Galleta; Liz Magic Laser; Leigh Ledare; Ryan Pfluger; Paul Salveson; Allison Sexton.
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