Erotica // Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Not only a Czech essayist, Dadaist, and influential leader of the Czech Surrealist, as well as an architect, painter, writer, social activist, a key figure of typographic aesthetics ... Karel Teige was all of these things, but today we will focus on the more erotic works. His collection of collages were both provocative and surreal, and show Teige as not only a talented artist, but adept at social criticism as well.
Photography // Monday, March 24, 2014
Martin Kollar is a Czech documentary photographer. His projects generally focus on fascinating groups of people or places such as the European Parliament, stunt men, or army cooks. He captures the strange in-between moments of his subjects. Kollar shows these people as part of a larger landscape; his documents are filled with strange moments, nudity, destruction, and absurdity.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Oldřich Kulhánek is a Czech painter, graphic designer, illustrator, stage designer and pedagogue passed away last January. In 1917 he was arrested by the Secret Police and imprisoned for 'defamation of the allied socialist states.' His distorted portrait of Stalin and other graphics were considered 'ideologically dangerous.' Kulhánek created the design for the current Czech banknotes and postage stamps.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 29, 2013
Czech artist and architect Magdalena Jetelova's Domestication of Pyramids was installed in multiple locations between 1992 and 1994. Fragments of pyramids appear to take over the walls of each space, allowing the viewer to imagine that the structures continue outside and beyond the spaces.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 12, 2011
We just watched the trailer for the film, Alois Nebel, adapted from the graphic novels of Jaroslav Rudiš and Jaromír 99, and its pretty amazing. The Czech filmed will be shown at the London Film Festival on October 25 and 27. Watch the trailer after the jump . . .