Studio of Glass diploma work
16. 6. – 14. 7. 2018
opening: 15. 6. at 7 pm
UM Gallery, UMPRUM, nám. Jana Palacha 80, Praha 1
This exhibition presents the diploma work by the students of the Glass Studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Semi-translucent materials that are usually used for the packaging of glass before transportation are used as an architectural feature of the installation. The spacing of the exhibits enables undisturbed viewing of each work before viewing them again all at once at the end of the exhibition.
The multitude of exhibited works and creative approaches reflect the character of the glass material that offers countless ways of creative processing. It also illustrates the atmosphere of the studio led by Rony Plesl and assistant professor Klára Horáčková, which brings together artistic excellence, original expression, and design. The exhibits have in common the crossing of generic boundaries, be it the conceptual installation of glass panels by Jana Němcová, neon crosses by David Černý, the visual poetry of the reflections of the lights by Michaela Doležalová or vases with blurred surfaces by Sebastian Kitzberger.
The concept of the exhibition draws on the previous installation of final-exam and semester student works; selected artworks will be exhibited at the opportunity of the studio’s presentation in London this autumn. The exhibition of the diploma work is a look back at working together in the studio and closes the time of the studies at the academy. See you soon through the glass!