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The Prague Connection Pop-up Group Show

  • MILES 103 Allen Street New York, NY, 10002 United States (map)

WHAT: art exhibition
WHEN: Oct 27-28
WHERE: 103 Allen St., LES, NYC
CURATED BY: Trafačka
FEATURED ARTISTS: Michal CimalaJan KalábNick KuszykLance de Los ReyesJakub NeprašMason Saltarrelli

Though each of the artists participating in the international group exhibition The Prague Connection has their own distinctive style, what brings them together, apart from age and close friendship, is the fact they are active artistically in public space. Whether in the sphere of painting, objects, poetry or video installation, most of these artists selected this path as the most direct way of establishing contact with the viewer. Though the intensity of impact is incomparable with a gallery presentation, the artists are like fish in water in this environment. Another common denominator is passion as a strong driving force behind their work. This might take the form of a wild spontaneity and expressiveness in painting and sculpture (Michal Cimala), a harmonious dynamism, precision and sensitivity to clean geometric shapes and colours (Jan Kaláb), a sophisticated illustrative aura and a geyser of colours (Nick Kuszyk), the inventive creativity of their own unforgettable micro-worlds (Jakub Nepraš), a wealth of imagination, symbolism and mysticism arising from deep historical roots (Lance de los Reyes), or the subtle spirituality and delicacy of abstract, meditative expression (Mason Saltarrelli).

The group exhibition shows that the origin of each artist is not of crucial significance. The purity of artistic expression will always speak on their behalf, since good art speaks for itself.

Trafačka is an association of progressive artists and one production manager that during the nine years it has been in existence has managed its own gallery, 39 residential studies and a multifunctional hall, and has organised 200 cultural events in what used to be a Prague electricity substation. In spring 2015 it left the substation, which is set to be demolished from October 2015. This October the association opened the new Trafo Gallery in the centre of Prague.

Earlier Event: October 22
Later Event: October 29