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Jiří Příhoda

First Name
Jiří
Surname
Příhoda
Born
1966
Birth place
Jihlava
Place of work
Praze
Website
www.jiriprihoda.cz
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Keywords
installation art
public art
sculpture
video
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About artist

Jiří Příhoda belongs to the generation of artists who came onto the Czech art scene during the first years after the ground-breaking (watershed) year of 1989. He creates spatial installations and architectural interventions. He is the creator of video projections, in which he works with known Hollywood films during the post-production phase. He belongs among those figures with a broad cultural view and the ability to speak to an international audience.

 

Between 1992-1997 Jiří Příhoda created several momentous space installations that gradually lost their character as statuary objects (23 October 1993, 1993-1994) and became emotionally-impressive environments inspired by film and the ability to mould human perception (Shot/Shutter 02 – Záběr/klapka 02, Flood – Potopa, 1995-96, Light at the End of the Tunnel – Světlo na konci tunelu, 1996-97).

 

Locally-specific installations represent a chapter all their own among Příhoda’s creations. In these he reacted to given architectural space and makes use of their various features. In the installation, 3274,8 metres cubed, he pitted both the exterior and interior of the Libeň Synagogue against each other. Together with Brian Eno he created the sound-space installation, Music for Prague, in the Prague National Theatre’s New Hall (Nová síň). This piece offered viewers an enticing, if not exactly attainable, space in the midst of the exhibition room. In that same year he remodelled the Václav Špála Gallery based on a previously-chosen reduction of its floor plan. In this way he created a unique piece of conceptual architecture in the Czech Republic (in Bohemia). In 1994 Jiří Příhoda began to work with video-imagery. He works exclusively with foreign film material that he manipulates in various ways and shows in specific, self-prepared spatial situations (This is the End – To je konec / Intercity III – Meziměsto III, 1996). He showed a second-long vertical band of film images - mainly one where nothing was happening – from George Lucas‘ Star Wars. This is because it was the maximum segment that he could work with freely per the terms of copyright laws (1997-1998). He displayed Herzog’s film, Nosferatus, on two backwards mirrored screens next to one another. He did this to keep in form with the „vampire“ logic that on a film projection shown as a reflection a vampire cannot appear there, and so it was digitally-edited out of the film.

 

Jiří Příhoda works with graphic design and is the creator of both innovative group installations and historic exhibits (At Present Unending – Aktuální nekonečno, City of Prague Municipal Gallery – GHMP, 2000). Since 2005 he has been running a sculpture workshop at Prague’s Academy of Creative Arts (AVU).

Author of the annotation
Tomáš Pospiszyl

Published
2006

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Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
2008
hunt kastner artworks, Praha

2003
Moravská galerie, Brno
Galerie Šternberk, Šternberk

2002
Galerie A – 9, MuseumsQuartier, Vídeň, AT
Galerie At Home, Šamorín

2000
Galerie Behémót, Praha

1999
Městská galerie, Bratislava

1998
Galerie V. Špály, Praha
(+Brian Eno) Nová síň, Praha

1997
(+Marisa Ravelli) Synagoga na Palmovce, Praha

1996
Nová síň, Praha

1995
Staroměstská radnice, GHMP, Praha

1994
(+Ch. Steffner) Galerie Behémót, Praha

1993
Galerie Behémót, Praha
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
2011
Brno Art Open / Sochy v ulicích, Brno
2010
Venku, Galerie Klatovy/Klenová

2009
Po sametu, GHMP, Praha

2006
Praagse Tuin, Assen, NL
Panteón, Galéria Médium, Bratislava, SK
2005
Toledo Art Institute, USA
Praguebiennale 2, Praha

2003
Aus Liebe, Landes Museum Bon, Remsheid, DE

2002
Biennale Busan, Metropolitan Museum Busan, KR

2001
New Connection, World Trade Center, New York, USA

2000
Bohemische Vogel, junge Kunst aus Prag, Kunst Haus, Drážďany, DE
Aktuální nekonečno, GHMP, Praha
Konec světa, Národní galerie, Praha

1999
99CZ, Václavské nám. 13-15, Praha

1998
Barok, SNG, Bratislava
Close Echoes, Veřejné tělo&umělý prostor, GHMP, Praha

1997
Cena J. Chalupeckého, Pražský hrad, Praha
Génération 90 – Jeune Art Tcheque, České centrum, Paříž, FR
Jitro kouzelníků, Národní galerie, Veletržní palác, Praha

1996
Urbane Legenden-Prag, Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, DE

1995
Art after the Velvet Revolution, Muzeum současného umění v Oulu, Joensuu, Helsinky, FIN
Rysa w przestrzeni, Galerie Zacheta, Varšava, PL

1994
I. bienále mladého umění Zvon´94, GHMP, Praha
Der Riss im Raum, Pozice umění střední Evropy po roce 1945, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlín, DE
Europe ’94, Junge europäische Kunst, Mnichov, DE
1993
Post Security, Actuelle Kunst aus Prag, Galerie 5020 Salcburk, AT

1992
Slovaques et Tcheques, Galerie Maeght, Paříž, FR
Prague - Bratislava. D´une géneration, l´autre, Musée d´Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paříž, FR
Center for Contemporary Arts Prague www.fcca.cz 2006-2015
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