Tuesday, October 11, 2016

167. Glass and Sport at the Dox

My first gallery to visit during my three week stay in Prague was the Dox Centre for Contemporary Art. This stunning multi-functional space created - thanks to a private initiative - through the reconstruction of a former factory in the Holesovice district of the city.

The Dox mission statement is ... to create a space for research, presentation and debate on important social issues, where the visual arts, literature, performing arts and other disciplines encourage a critical view of the so-called reality of today's world ...
   

The Stanislay Libensky Award 2016
... an international competitive glassmaking exhibition - presenting the best work 
of graduates of European art colleges who used glass in their degree projects ...

 Collection 49 - Johanne Jahnke - Denmark

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 Fishing - Lukas Houdek - Czech Republic

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 Transcendence - Katrina Malling - Denmark

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 from the series Memories - Nataliya Vladychko - Netherlands

   Emerge - Odelia Leuchter - Ukraine 

 Subduction - Jean Thebault - France

 Constructed Memory : 1920 - Michelle Ryan - Ireland

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Times - Ebibi Salomee - France

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 Nested Memories - Rafael Rosales - Czech Republic

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Hide and Seek - Nozomi Deguchi - Netherlands

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 Zeitimpuls - Susanne Kunkel - Germany

 
 In Search of Hope - Claire Peters - Austria

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Prisoners - Ieva Gaine - Latvia
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Then it's down a floor to the All Hail Sport exhibition ...


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 Race: NSU Motorcycle Installation - Tomas Dzadon - Czech republic


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 Family ready for departure - Karel Nepras - Czech Republic

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Marathon Runners - layered cardboard - Ivan Komarek - Czech Republic

 Ball Magician - fibreglass - Zdenek Nemecek - Czech Republic 

 The Runner - dyed polyester - Petr Holub - Czech Republic

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The Sports Epic series by Michael Rittstein
acrylic on canvas

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 Gemini - dyed polyester - Petr Holub - Czech Republic


" ... today when more and more people tend to think dangerously alike, 
art's capacity to suspend, even for a moment, our habitual ways of seeing  
maybe its greatest value ... "

The Dox was a super gallery with two very interesting exhibitions - especially the glass - I hope my photgraphy did them both justice.

My next blog will feature one of my favourite wandering pastimes - visiting a place usually void of tourists - and on what better a day to visit than when the heavens are grey and overcast and damp - stay tuned ...