Open Space #3 Anna Hulačová
Open Space is a programme dedicated to the most contemporary artistic expressions, for which French and international artists are invited to create a specific project. Open Space takes place regularly in different settings around Frank Gehry’s building.
Anna Hulačová’s work draws on multiple inspirations, from Greco-Roman mythology to Czech folklore and brutalist architecture. Unlike their classical ancestry, her sculptures are made from concrete. They represent hybrid creatures, part man, part animal. These archaic yet futuristic statues are like allegories of a changing world.
Underworld Upside Down (2018) is a new installation, both a memorial and a fountain. In the centre, reclining on an upturned garden pond mould, a Dionysian figure holds a bunch of grapes. Around her, a group of modelled, genderless figures carry household appliances (kettle, toaster, mixer, etc.). These everyday objects replace traditional offerings – food and drink – without assuaging an insatiable appetite. With this procession, like a pagan ritual in a secret society, Anna Hulačová creates a fantastical vision of a world to come.
Born in 1984, Anna Hulačová graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in 2012. She lives and works in Prague. Her work has been shown in international exhibitions (National Gallery in Prague, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Baltic Triennial in Vilnius, Meyer Riegger gallery in Berlin and more) and she has just opened a solo show at the Kunstraum gallery in London.
Anna Hulačová is represented by Hunt Kastner Gallery, Prague (Czech Republic)