until 31.01. | #0285ARTatBerlin | The Berlin gallery Grimmuseum shows from 22nd of November 2015 the exhibition “Astral Dust Astral” by the artist Matyáš Chochola.
Grimmuseum is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by Czech artist Matyáš Chochola in Berlin. In his artistic practice, Chochola combines contemporary influences of the Internet culture and computer animation with contrasting imagery of shamanistic and spiritual experiences. Chochola’s sculptures and installations are characterized by antagonistic forms that exploit a range of materials – wood, glass, rubber, ceramics, tin, feathers and stone. They connect abstract forms and everyday objects, creating as a whole a harmonious chaos.
In Astral Dust Astral, topics of tribal cultures, totemic animals and rituals guide through the exhibition, while performances by Chochola himself as well as czech artists, performers and musicians, invited by the curator Jen Kratochvil, create new rhythmicized and performative scenes within the space.
Matyáš Chochola (b. 1986) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, where he studied in the studio of Vladimír Skrepl and Jiří Kovanda. 2012 he was awarded the Vaclav Chad Prize. In 2013 he studied at the studio of Thomas Zipp at Universitaet der Kunste in Berlin. He acquired experience in glassmaking at the glass design studio in the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Recent solo exhibitions (selection): MMXV (together with Kirstine Ropestorff), SVIT gallery, Prague (2015); Pleasantry Pleasantry (with Ladislav Vondrák), Gallery at the Good Shepherd, Brno (2015); Telepresence of a Gasoline Warlock of the Digital Era and his Green-Brown Gown-Clad Marten in the Temple of Heavens During Late New Moon (with Lumír Hladík), GAVU Cheb (2015); Laugh Ha Cha Cha Cha Ha Ha, Happy Throaty Laugh, Regional Gallery of Art Zlín (2015); Bye Bye Dragonfly, Kostka gallery (Meet Factory), Prague (2014); All Beings That Are Constantly Laughing to Us, 207 gallery of VŠUP, Prague (2014). Selected group exhibitions include: Hidden Language of Flowers, National Gallery, Kinsky Palace, Prague (2015); Wondering Paths, Syntax, Lisboa, Portugal (2014); Urban Pangea People, Karlin Studios, Prague (2014); About the Chair, BIP Liége, Belgium (2014); Endoambivalent Christmas, Kwadrat Gallery, Berlin (2013); Metaphysik der Disciplin, Czech Centre, Berlin (2013); FLOW, Prague Bienale 6 (2013).
Vernissage: Saturday, 21st November 2015, 7 p.m. With a performance by Matyáš Chochola and Chris Tolar, 8 p.m.
Ausstellungsdaten: Sunday, 22nd November – Sunday, 31st January 2016
ATTENTION! Winterbreak: 20th December 2015 – 12th January 2016Zu Grimmuseum
Image caption: Matyáš Chochola, Installation view at Telepresence of a Gasoline Warlock of the Digital Era and his Green-Brown Gown-Clad Marten in the Temple of Heavens During Late New Moon, GAVU Cheb, 2015.
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