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Open Space #3 Anna Hulačová

Current exhibition - From 3 October 2018 to 6 January 2019

Anna Hulačová, Underworld upside down, 2018, installation view, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris © Anna Hulačová © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage. Courtesy of Kunsthalle Praha
Open Space #3 Anna Hulačová
Exhibition

Anna Hulačová, Underworld upside down, 2018, installation view, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris © Anna Hulačová © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage. Courtesy of Kunsthalle Praha

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.  

The artist

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)

the curators

Ludovic Delalande et Claire Staebler

The essential

From 3 October 2018 to 6 January 2019

Your visit

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Short tours: free and without reservation, duration 15 minutes, departures every 30 minutes, French

Prices

  • - Full price €16.00
  • - Family price €32.00
  • - Reduced student price €10.00
  • - Reduced artist price €5.00

The "Jean-Michel Basquiat & Egon Schiele" ticket gives access to Open Space

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Performance
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Eroica, Pierre Ducrozet

Accompanied by a soundtrack by David Gonzàlez Cambray, the author Pierre Ducrozet will give a reading from his book Eroica in front of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Sunday 16 December 2018
11 a.m.
Gallery 10
Exhibition
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Open Space #3 Anna Hulačová

For the third edition of Open Space, the Fondation’s programme dedicated to contemporary art, Czech artist Anna Hulačová presents her new installation, Underworld Upside Down (2018).

From 3 October 2018 to 6 January 2019
3-5 years old
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Storytelling tour "Jean-Michel, the Radiant Child"

Learn about painting while having fun! Discover Basquiat the boy with the whole family and enjoy clapping games, rhymes and songs along the way.

From 13 October 2018 to 13 January 2019
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.