Eva Eisler & Alumni
Created: 29. 10. 2019 from Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze

EVA EISLER & ALUMNI 

3. 11. 2019 - 8. 1. 2020

Galerie Marzee, Lage Markt 3, Nijmegen, Netherlands

 

Professor Eva Eisler and alumni from the K.O.V. Studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague come together in an exhibition which is third in a series of Marzee shows spotlighting the creative direction and aesthetic and intellectual approach with which tutors anchor their courses, and how this informs the work of their students. 

Czech artist Eva Eisler transforms the purest motifs and materials into objects of compelling visual, as well as conceptual, impact. Her unlimited talent as a designer/maker, the ability to reinterpret historical imperatives through a contemporary lens, and the generosity to share—not impose—her personal aesthetic, has also made her a beloved teacher, one who takes genuine pride in her students’ achievements, and has led to international recognition for them through K.O.V. studio, a collective that has been granted well-deserved exhibitions and awards through the years. When I was first introduced to K.O.V. studio, I was astonished by the quality and scope of this so-called “student” work, which I found to be mature and sophisticated, original and diverse, evidence that Eisler—herself a “minimalist”—held no prejudices nor persuasions. The work that K.O.V. studio consistently produces exemplifies Eisler’s pedagogical latitude, surpassing the qualitative criteria for “emerging” artists.       

TONI GREENBAUM, art historian, New York, September 2019 

Exhibiting artists:

Adéla Fejtková
Karla Olšáková
Kateřina Michálková
Michal Strach
Eva Růžičková
Bára Lexová
Veronika Muráriková
Alžběta Dvořáková
Jakub Křelina
Janja Prokič
Pavlína Končická
Anna Galbavá
Veronika Watzková
Štěpán Růžička
Mariana Berecová
Kamila Staníková
Nastassia Aleinikava
Olda Sládek
Karla Olšáková
Markéta Kratochvílová
Anežka Jůhová
Klára Chrudinová
Ondřej Stára
Tomáš Bém
Filip Bartoň
Zuzana Špiláková
Magdalena Šťastníková
Anna Rusínová
Kateřina Jirsová

Martin Papcún
Eva Eisler