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Magdalena Jetelová

First Name
Magdalena
Surname
Jetelová
Born
1946
Birth place
Semily
Place of work
Munich, Düsseldorf, Prague
Website
www.jetelova.de
Keywords
installation art
land art
new media
object
sculpture
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About artist

She studied sculpture, ranging from wooden objects and plaster of Paris ones, and has been creating them since the 1970s (i.e. Cabinet I / Skřín I, 1977-78, Table / Stůl, 1979 or Clothes / Prádlo, 1978), and more monumental wooden objects (i.e. Doorway / Vrata, 1979-80 or Wings / Křídlo, 1979). Some of these were displayed at the well-known Malostranské dvorce show (1981). She then turned to creation of installations exploring concrete spaces.

 

During the first half of the 1980s she gained attention with her series „chairs / židli“ and „steps / schodů“, which took on the form of signs of the time. Chairs climbing the stairs / Židle sestupující po schodech, 1981, displayed among other places in the Art-Industrial Museum in Prague, casts doubt on the given space, which it overshadows by its grand measure. The incongruence of spatial relations is an important aspect of her further creations. Ms. Jetelová works with concrete spaces. She exposes their suppressed history and stories and tries to rehabilitate their memory. In her lit installations she first uses fire (Marked by Smoke / Značení kouřem in Prague’s Šárka Nature Preserve), later she switched to use of mainly lasers. Important aspects of her creations then become ephemerality, movement, constant change; all connected by different spaces and times. In the end the installation exists only in the form of photographs and other supplementary documentation.

 

One of her first architectural (utopic) interventions is the project, South Side Project / Projekt Jižní město (1983), a proposal for an underground space for a Prague tenement block, reacting on changes to the surrounding environment. Work with the landscape’s memory accents the changes created by man (Mines / The Tabebau Project : Doly / Projekt Tabebau dating from 1998 – using illuminated lines she once again exposes the one-time communications structure of the landscape; Crossing King's Cross - she uses lights to map out the future path of a train route) as well as natural changes (in the Island Project / Islandský projekt – she enlists lasers to draw attention to the undersea intercontinental divide (mountainscape). In her „geographical project“ Songline 75° 36‘52‘‘ (1998) contemporary localisation techniques are used to join two spots on the earth. This is possible thanks mainly to use of the imagination stemming from local traditions.

 

An important theme for the majority of her projects is a certain form of dislocation; the series Domestication of the Pyramid / Domestikace pyramidy (1992-1994) is the continuation of the famous Chairs on the Stairs. In her newest projects one can find a focus on interactivity, for example, in the architectural proposal, Implants / Implantátů. This exhibit changes depending on the visitors.

 

Author of the annotation
Lenka Dolanová

Published
2013

CV

Studies:
1970-1971 AVU Praha, Jiří Bradáček
1965-1971 AVU Praha, Karel Hladík
1961-1965 Václav Hollar Art School, Praha (Prague)

1985 emigration to Germany

Stipends:
1987 stipendist of the Institute of foreign affairs (IFA)
1985 stipendist of the City of Munich
1967-1968 Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Akademie výtvarných umění),
Milano, Marini Marino

Employment:
since 2004 teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich
Pražský Hrad Council consultant
since 1990 teaching at the Düsseldorf State Academy of Arts

Awards:
2006 Lovis Corinth Award
1999 Jill Watson Award, Pittsburg
1993 Robert Jacobsen Award, Nadace/Muzeum Würth
1992 honorary member of Berlin Academy of Arts
1991 Max Lütz Award Stuttgart
1989 City of Darmstadt Award
1988 Glockengasse Award, Köln
Overbeck Prize, Lübeck
1985 Philip Morris Award

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
2013
Magdalena Jetelová: (Des)orientation? Projekty z let 1982–2013 / Projects from 1982–2013, Muzeum umění Olomouc - Muzeum moderního umění, Olomouc

2007
Magdalena Jetelová: Der Neue Raum, Kunsthalle, Recklinghausen

2006
Stuttgart, Galerie Angelika Harthan - Implants
Duisburg, DKM Stiftung

2003
Mnichov, Galerie Walter Storms
Rommerskirchen, Kulturzentrum - Noitisopenononeposition (kat.)

2001
Urban Landscape - 14º25´01´´E Connection 50º05´15´´N, Galerie hlavního města Prahy, Praha
Atlantic Wall, Dům umění města Brna, Brno
Venceremos, Galerie Harthan, Stuttgart

2000
Conversio, Kunstraum St. Nicolai Alfeld/Leine, Alfeld (kat.)
Atlantic Wall, Kulturní dům, České Budějovice

1999
Connection 75º 03´52´´ Songline, Galerie Harthan, Stuttgart

1998
Orchard Gallery, Derry, Irsko

1997
Galerie Lübke, Frankfurt (kat.)
Zwischen den Stühlen, Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, SRN

1996
King’s Cross, Londýn
Dislocations, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona (kat.)
Translocation II, Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt

1995
Bunkerprojekt, Museum Lemvig, Lemvig, Dánsko
Galerie Lübke, Frankfurt/Main
Galerie Harthan, Stuttgart

1994
Translocation, Kunstverein, Hannover

1993
Iceland Project, Belveder, Praha (kat.)

1992
Zwei Räume, Galerie Christine König, Vídeň (kat.)
Domestizierung einer Pyramide, MAK, Vídeň (kat.)

1991
Henry Moore Foundation, City Council Orchard Gallery, Derry, Irsko
Moderna Galerija, Mala Galerija, Lublaň, Slovinsko (kat.)
Galerie Walter Storms, Mnichov
John Weber Gallery, New York
Mellon Gallery, Pittsburgh
The Henry Moore Sculpture Trust, Halifax, VB (kat.)
Cornerhouse, Manchester, VB

1990
Galerie Jule Kewenig, Frechen, SRN
Hällisch-Fränkisches Museum, Schwäbisch Hall, SRN (kat.)
Städtische Galerie, Göppingen (kat.)
John Weber Gallery, New York, USA (kat.)

1989
Hypobank, Romanischer Keller, Salzburg, Rakousko
Katharinenkirche, Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lübeck, SRN

1988
Kunsthalle, Hamburk

1986
Institut für Moderne Kunst in der Schmidt Bank-Galerie, Norimberk
Project Room, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Stattliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, (kat.)

1985
Serpentine Gallery, Londýn
Riverside Studios, Londýn

1984
Galerie Walter Storms, Mnichov

1979
Divadlo v Nerudovce, Praha
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
2011-2012
Luciferův efekt / The Lucifer Effect, DOX, Velká hala + mezonet 1. patra, Praha
(Prague)

2009
Stopy ohně, Dům umění, Ostrava
Sochy v ulicích / Brno Art Open '09, Brno (Brno-město), Brno

2006
Řezno, Kunstforum Regensburg, Venceremos / Sale

2005
Janov / Museum of Contemporary Art Villa Croce, Palazzo della Borsa, Water, Air, Earth, Fire
Ludwigshafen, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Architektur mobil

2004
Lüdenscheid, St. Joseph und Medarduskirche, Lichtrouten (kat.)
Duisburg, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Stadtlicht – Lichtkunst, FRG (kat.)
Lisabon, Bienal internacional da Luz em Lisboa, Portugalsko
Gwangju Biennale, Homework of Being, Jižní Korea
Řím, Opera Paese, Il buco nella rete

2003
Praha, Museum Kampa
Opera Paese, Kunstraum Deutschland, Itálie
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2003, Japonsko

2002
Moskva, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Rusko
Bonn, Kunstforum, Grafik der Gegenwart

2001
Making Nature>, Schweden konst och kultur, Edsvik, Švédsko

2000
Konec světa, Palác Kinských, Národní galerie, Praha
Aktuální nekonečno, Galerie hlavního města Prahy, Praha
Projektionen, Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlín
Landschaften in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie, Landesmuseum, Sammlung DG Bank, Oldenburg
Arche, Kunstgebäude Schlosshof Bodenburg (kat.)
"Skulptur“ Backstein – Interventionen, Basilej, Švýcarsko
Interferenzen, Ausstellung Himmelfahrt, Diözesanmuseum Freisig, Freising, SRN (kat.)

1999
Illusion/Illumination, Inner Space Multimedia, Poznaň, Polsko
Landshapes: Record of an Action, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
Spore arti contemporanee nel tansito epocale, Cassino, Universita degli Studi di Cassino, Itálie
Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinky
Galerie Arsenäls, Riga, Lotyšsko
Art Center, Vilnius, Litva

1998
Der Vogel Selbsterkenntnis, Volkskunstmuseum, Innsbruck, Rakousko
Das Szenische Auge, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago de Chile
Construction in Process 6, Melbourne, Austrálie (kat.)

1997
Ausstellung der Vorschläge zum Projekt Parlamentsneubauten Dorotheenblöcke, Berlín
Licht, Skulptur, Raum, Willhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg, (kat.)
John Weber Gallery, NY
Ungehalten, Galerie der Stadt Esslingen und Villa Merkel, Esslingen
Museum Imaginaire, Museum of Installation, Londýn
Para Heiner Müller, Centro Cultural de Belem, IFA, Lisabon (kat.)

1996
Sculptural Summer ´96, Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, ČR (kat.)
Das Szenische Auge, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Lodnýn (kat.)
Freedsculptur, Ludwig Forum, Cáchy

1995
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florencie
Národní galerie současného umění Zachenta, Varšava
Riss im Raum, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

1994
Celebrate Prague in New York, The World Financial Center, New York
Europa Europa. Das Jahrhundert der Avantgarde in Mittel- und Osteuropa, Kunst- und ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
Naturally, Ernst Múseum, Budapešť

1993
Archetypy, Mánes, Praha
Mediale – Feuer, Erde, Wasser, Luft, Südliche Deichtorhalle, Hamburk

1991
Sowers of Myth, Chicago Art Center, Chicago
Skulpurale Ereignisse, Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf
Three Rooms, Galerie Franck + Schulte, Berlín

1990
Oberhalb der Baumgrenze, Schloss Gut Granerhof, Peissenberg, SRN
Uit het leven – in de kunst, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antverpy
TSWA Four Cities Project, Plymouth Art Center, Plymouth, VB

1989
John Weber Gallery Summer Show, New York
EXPRESSIV – Mitteleuropäische Kunst seit 1960, Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vídeň, Rakousko
Ausstellung der Overbeck-Preis-träger, Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lübeck, SRN
11 Künstler11Räume, Sloss Morsbroich, Städtisches Museum, Leverkusen, SRN

1988
Pyramiden, Galerie Jule Kewenig, Frechen, SRN
Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
De Verzameling, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antverpy

1987
Das andere Medium, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund
documenta 8, Kassel

1986
Dimension V – Spannungen/Skulptur Heute, Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, Kolín nad Rýnem (kat.)
Kunstpreisträger’86, Künstlerwerkstätten Lothringer Strasse, Mnichov
The Sixth Biennial of Sydney, Sydney (kat.)

1985
Magirus 117, Museum Ulm (kat.)
Biennale des Friedens, Kunstverein, Hamburk
Kunst im Eigen-Sinn, Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vídeň (kat.)
1983
New Art, Tate Gallery, Londýn (kat.)
8 Künstler aus Prag, Künstlerwerkstätten Lothringer Strasse, Mnichov
Chmelnice v Mutějovicích
1982
Obrazy a plastiky Kulturní dům Gong, Praha
Židle ve 20. století, Uměleckoprůmyslové museum

1981
Malostranské dvorky 81‘, Praha

1971
Portrét, Galerie Mánes, Praha
Collections
Sammlung Ludwig, Cáchy, SRN
Sammlung Viessmann, Allendorf/Eder, SRN
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antverpy, Nizozemsko
Museum der Stadt Darmstadt, Darmstadt, SRN
Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg, SRN
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florencie, Itálie
Sammlung DG Bank, Frankfurt, SRN
ZKM/Medienmuseum, Karlsruhe, SRN
Museum Würth, Künzelsau, SRN
The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, VB
European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
Sammlung Vereinte Krankenversicherung AG, Mnichov, SRN
SchmidtBank, Norimberk, SRN
Musée National d’Art Moderne Centre Pompidou, Paříž
Galerie hlavního města Prahy – Ungelt
Národní galerie – Veletržní palác, Praha
Städtische Galerie, Schwäbisch Hall, SRN
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., USA
Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, SRN
Städtische Galerie, Würzburg, SRN
a další veřejné a soukromé sbírky
Other realisations

Performances:

2007

Jan Vlček: Iniciace / Initiation, Magdalena Jetelová: Bez názvu / Untitled, Kurt Gebauer: Zvrcholnění / Climaxing, Hotel Prezident, Praha (Prague)

Monography

Monography

Magdalena Jetelová, Urban Landscape, Galerie hlavního města Prahy, kurátor Olga Malá

Ferdinand Ullrich, Hans-Jürgen Schwalm, katalog Der neue Raum, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen 2007: www.kunst-in-recklinghausen.de/14%20Archiv/Resources/1%20Katalog%20Jetelova%20klein.pdf

Josef Hlaváček, Werner Meyer, Piedad Solan – Magdalena Jetelová, Gallery, 2007

Magdalena Jetelová, Foto/Skulpturen, Vereinte Krankenversicherung AG (edt.), 1999

Magdalena Jetelová, Orte und Räume 1990-1996, Klaus Wolbert, Institut Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt (edts.), Cantz, Ostfildern, 1996

Magdalena Jetelová, Belveder Praha, Pavel Liška (edt.), Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit bei Stuttgart, 1993

Magdalena Jetelová, Skulpturen, Galerie Sylvia Menzel, Berlin, Text: A. R. Penck, 1986

W. Storms, kat. k udělení stipendia města Mnichov, 1986

Articles

H. Weskott, M.J., eine Bildhauerin aus Prag. Kunstforum 77/78, 1985

M. Gooding, M.J. Arts Review, London, 27.9.1985

H. Kontova, M.J. Flash Art, Okt./nov. 1985

M. Tschechne – Internationale Star der Plastik: Bei ihr explodiert das Holz. Art 9/Sept. 1988, s. 30-47

J. Dornberg. Smithsonian Vol. 20, Nr.2, Washington

K. Cruwell-Doertenbach, Pathos und Hintergrundigkeit. Kunst und Antiquitäten, Heft 5, München 1990

J. Šetlík, Vzťah k miestu. Výtvarný život, 1991, č. 5, s.21-31

N. Smolíková, (Když smrt a zrození jedno jsou…). Umění a řemesla, 1991, č. 1-2, s. 22-27

D. McGonagle, Inheritance and Transformation. The Irish Museum of Modern Art. Dublin 1991

P. Noever-B. Huck, Domestikace pyramidy (katalog instalace), UPM Vídeň, 1992

K. Chamonikola, Vídeňská domestikace, Ateliér, 1992, č. 15, s.1-2

1995 / 1996, Zakázané Umení I., Nr. 3-4/95, Nr. 1-2/96, In> Výtvarné Umení

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