Revista Umělec 2004/3 >> Matìj Smetana Lista de todas las ediciones
Matìj Smetana
Revista Umělec
Año 2004, 3
6,50 EUR
8 USD
Enviar la edición impresa:
Suscripción de orden

Matìj Smetana

Revista Umělec 2004/3

01.03.2004

Jiří Ptáček | Nuevas Caras | en cs

Matìj Smetana was born in Prague in 1980, spent his fourth year in the painting studio of Petr Kvíèala at the Faculty of visual arts in Brno. Each of his realizations are based on one peculiar, cunning conception. He sets himself free topics but only when they have clear limitations. He’s already wittily expressed himself with Occam’s razor project. He drew pictures of knives on small cuttings of tracing paper. Readers were asked to affix them to words that were not necessary to the text.
Part of Smetana’s work plays with the tension we experience in confrontation with symbols of national identity. In the audio record Jan Nepomucký, the best known Czech Baroque saint speaks from beyond the grave. We can hear peculiar sounds in the amateur recording, but Jan Nepomucký doesn’t want to explain anything and he doubts that his speech makes sense. Whereas we might hope to learn something from the long-dead individual, he doesn’t fulfill our expectations. Jan Nepomucký is inhumanly human and stays aloof from his legendary status. Even though he touches on ideology, in the end, he doesn’t consider it merely good or bad.
Also characteristic of Smetana’s work is his interest in the relationship of art objects and 3D objects with precise attributes. First he spun the land area of the Czech Republic until it looked like a cylinder. After that he created Hradèanoid, an elongated cylindrical object made of wire mesh. The author’s working methods elevate to the category of abstract minimalist sculpture. He created it precisely according to the rotating silhouette of Hradèany, the Prague Castle.
The Flags objects emerged from the designs of four national flags. Smetana adhered to vexillological standards, but took care that each board contained a single color and that the flags were recognizable from any angle. For each, he established a special intersection of geometric figures. Smetana was not being ironic; he just analyzed the relations of the pictures to their contents and to each other, and how a slight adjustment of form can radically alter the number of potential perspectives. He investigated the number of ways people can live after nuclear war Last painters (Poslední Malíøi), a cynical comic strip; he found three. He examined other limits in his animation It’s just a film (Je to jenom film) based on the fact that trailers are independent films and we recognize their form. He chose three trailers of classic horror movies, he redrew them, frame by frame, and spliced them back together. As a title he used a slogan from one of the trailers: “To avoid fainting, keep repeating: It’s only a movie, only a movie...” He thought it interesting: the authors warn us that they really want to scare us but they proceed with illusory means. He retained the original sound of the trailers, so we are drawn into action by screaming and squeaking; the drawn picture brings us back to reality. One cannot fall for it and it doesn’t fulfill our concept of a horror genre. What is usually parallel is nonparallel here—and disturbing.





Comentarios

Actualmente no hay comentarios

Agregar nuevo comentario

Artículos recomendados

Acts, Misdemeanors and the Thoughts of the Persian King Medimon Acts, Misdemeanors and the Thoughts of the Persian King Medimon
There is nothing that has not already been done in culture, squeezed or pulled inside out, blown to dust. Classical culture today is made by scum. Those working in the fine arts who make paintings are called artists. Otherwise in the backwaters and marshlands the rest of the artists are lost in search of new and ever surprising methods. They must be earthbound, casual, political, managerial,…
My Career in Poetry or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Institution My Career in Poetry or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Institution
An American poet was invited to the White House in order to read his controversial plagiarized poetry. All tricked out and ready to do it his way, he comes to the “scandalous” realization that nothing bothers anyone anymore, and instead of banging your head against the wall it is better to build you own walls or at least little fences.
The Top 10 Czech Artists from the 1990s The Top 10 Czech Artists from the 1990s
The editors of Umělec have decided to come up with a list of ten artists who, in our opinion, were of crucial importance for the Czech art scene in the 1990s. After long debate and the setting of criteria, we arrived at a list of names we consider significant for the local context, for the presentation of Czech art outside the country and especially for the future of art. Our criteria did not…
Terminator vs. Avatar: Notes on Accelerationism Terminator vs. Avatar: Notes on Accelerationism
Why political intellectuals, do you incline towards the proletariat? In commiseration for what? I realize that a proletarian would hate you, you have no hatred because you are bourgeois, privileged, smooth-skinned types, but also because you dare not say that the only important thing there is to say, that one can enjoy swallowing the shit of capital, its materials, its metal bars, its polystyrene…
04.02.2020 10:17
¿A dónde ir ahora?
fuera
S.d.Ch, Solitarios y Cultura Periférica   (una generación nacida alrededor de 1970)
S.d.Ch, Solitarios y Cultura Periférica (una generación nacida alrededor de 1970)
Josef Jindrák
¿Quién es S.d.Ch? Una persona de muchos intereses –activa en varios campos- la literatura, el teatro, conocida por sus cómics y sus collages en los campos del arte. Un poeta y dramaturgo principalmente. Un solitario por naturaleza y determinación, su trabajo no se encajona en las corrientes actuales. Siempre antepone la enunciación personal, incluso cuando su estructura interna puede volverse…
Leer más...
australia
Spaghetti Sauce on Your Moo Shoo Pork
Charlie Citron
Leer más...
Lithuania
Road trip Lithuania
Road trip Lithuania
Arunase Gudaitas
Aš menininkas — Aš save myliu Vincent van Gogh in one letter to his brother described a café as a place where one could easily go insane. The café in the Center for Contemporary Art (CAC) in Vilnius is such a place. Insider connoisseurs of the local scene consider it “very bohemian” and, indeed, in contrast to traditionally lackluster and overpriced eateries in museums, the atmosphere in the CAC…
Leer más...
reportáž
Under the Shadow of Heroes
Under the Shadow of Heroes
Alena Boika
Leer más...
Libros, video, ediciones y obras de arte que podrían interesarle Ir a la tienda virtual
Titles of some stories include: Of the Princess Who Hailed Hitler, Pig Dog, The Obese Fish, The Para-Olympics, Planet of the...
Más información...
4,02 EUR
5 USD
From series of rare photographs never released before year 2012. Signed and numbered Edition. Photography on 1cm high white...
Más información...
220 EUR
264 USD
This book illustrates the extinction of the northern Bohemian town of Libkovice, annihilated for the purpose of coal mining. ...
Más información...
23 EUR
28 USD
Sad, but expensive twins FRSL (For Rich Sad Lovers) will highlight your having a gentle soul despite being a rich man and fill...
Más información...
68 EUR
82 USD

Studio

Divus and its services

Studio Divus designs and develops your ideas for projects, presentations or entire PR packages using all sorts of visual means and media. We offer our clients complete solutions as well as all the individual steps along the way. In our work we bring together the most up-to-date and classic technologies, enabling us to produce a wide range of products. But we do more than just prints and digital projects, ad materials, posters, catalogues, books, the production of screen and space presentations in interiors or exteriors, digital work and image publication on the internet; we also produce digital films—including the editing, sound and 3-D effects—and we use this technology for web pages and for company presentations. We specialize in ...
 

Cita del día El editor no se responsabiliza por los estados físicos o mentales que puedan generarse después de leer la cita

Enlightenment is always late.
Contacto e información del visitante Contactos de la redacción

DIVUS LONDON

 

STORE
Arch 8, Resolution Way, Deptford

London SE8 4NT, United Kingdom
Open on appointment

 

OFFICE
7 West Street, Hastings
East Sussex, TN34 3AN
, United Kingdom
Open on appointment
 

Ivan Mečl
ivan@divus.org.uk, +44 (0) 7526 902 082

DIVUS
NOVA PERLA
Kyjov 37, 407 47 Krásná Lípa
Czech Republic
divus@divus.cz
+420 222 264 830, +420 602 269 888

Open daily 10am to 6pm
and on appointment.

 

DIVUS BERLIN
Potsdamer Str. 161, 10783 Berlin
Germany

berlin@divus.cz, +49 (0) 1512 9088 150
Open on appointment.

 

DIVUS WIEN
wien@divus.cz
DIVUS MEXICO CITY
mexico@divus.cz
DIVUS BARCELONA
barcelona@divus.cz
DIVUS MOSCOW & MINSK

alena@divus.cz

SUSCRIPCIÓN AL NEWSLETTER DE DIVUS
Divus New book by I.M.Jirous in English at our online bookshop.