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Legends of Gr2

Gallery in the Tower, New Town Hall

Karlovo náměstí 1/23, 120 00 Prague 2
The exhibition runs from 8 to 2 December 2018
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (lunch break from 12 to 1 pm)

Gr2 is an abbreviation for Prof. Vladimír Kokolia's Graphics 2 Studio at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts. Many outstanding personalities of the contemporary art scene have emerged from this studio since 1992. To this day, “legends” are told about some of them – and these fragments of memory became the nucleus for the Legends of Gr2 project. One by one, 32 artists spent a few days creating in public view art works or installations at Galerie Havelka. Each was accompanied by memories and recollections about them by their classmates and teachers.

The exhibition at New Town Hall presents the entire project, which along with familiar faces also calls attention to interesting lesser-known names.

Among the Legends of the Graphics 2 Studio is also Šárka Trčková († 2015), who worked for two decades as Prof. Kokolia’s assistant. An extensive book mapping her remarkable life and work will be presented on the occasion of this exhibition.

Exhibition curators: Vladimír Kokolia, Eva Červená, Radek Wohlmuth

Exhibiting:

Jesper Alvaer, Vilém Balej, Josef Bolf, Markéta Baňková, Ondřej Basjuk, Lenka Černotová, Nikola Čulík, Eva Červená, Veronika Holcová, Jakub Honetschläger, David Hřivňacký, Jitka Chrištofová, Karolína Klimešová, Ladislav Kouba, Ján Mančuška, Jessica Mayne, František Novák, Ryan O'Rourke, Patrik Pelikán, Karel Pivoňka, Tomáš Prchal, Pavel Příkaský, Jakub Romanov, Zuzana Růžičková, Klára Stodolová, Jana Šárová, Kateřina Šedá, Šárka Trčková, Jan Turner, Tomáš Vaněk, Libuše Vendlová, Eva Vinopalová.

Project conception: Vladimír Kokolia, Šárka Trčková, Eva Červená
Curators: Vladimír Kokolia, Eva Červená
Photo documentation: Radek Dětinský, Jan Rasch
Webcam and webmaster: Pavel Junek
Translation (English): Mimi Fronczak Rogers
Film documentation: Lenka Chánová
Creative workshops: Lucie Bařinová
Organization: Jitka Grígerová Sochorová, Galerie Havelka

Editors: Jan Šípek, Lenka Chánová
Camera: Lenka Chánová


Acknowledgements:

Hlavní město Praha, Městská část Praha 1, Městská část Praha 2, Státní fond kultury ČR, Novoměstská radnice, Nakladatelství TRIGON, Nakladatelství AVU Praha, Art Map, Art Antiques, Modrá Sova, Variel a.s., DBK PRAHA a.s., Ski reality, O.S.Open, z.s., Jan Havelka, JUDr. Pavel Zářecký, Eva a Daniel Součkovi, Marcel Skula, Zdeněk Šebor, Vladimír Říha, Radek Wohlmuth, Jitka Sochorová, Eva Červená, Vladimír Kokolia


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Legends of Gr2: 32 artists 2015 — 2017Legends of Gr2: 32 artists 2015 — 2017
Photo: Radek Dětinský, Jan Rasch

Cooperation with Creative Workshop from Prague 2Cooperation with Creative Workshop from Prague 2
Led by Lucie Bařinová

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Photo: Radek Dětinský

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Photo: Jan Rasch

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Foto: Radek Dětinský