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23 Jul 2010 - 28 Aug 2010


Czech Centre in Prague and the Vernon Gallery present an exhibition Lines and Frames.

The exhibition consists of two individual exhibitions – Douche Bag City by Federico Solmi, a controversial Italian artist based in New York, and The Fine Line by German artist and scientist Florian Grond.


Douche Bag City exhibition includes a selection of video animations created between the years 2005 and 2010. Douche Bag City is also the title of the exhibitions main video-installation, which is currently showing in the Eighth International Biennial at SITE Santa Fe in New Mexico. At first glance, the installation is a satire of the world economic crisis, a dark portrait of Wall Street greed. However, it could be equally seen as an imaginary city, a metaphysical space in which all figures from Solmis past works reappear and drift through.In 2009, Federico Solmi (b. 1973) was awarded by the Guggenheim Foundation of New York with the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in the category Video & Audio.

“All of my works are filled with corrupt politicians, murderers, swindlers, tyrants, porno stars, religious preachers… I want to present viewers with an ironic but perverse vision of our times and our near future.” (Federico Solmi) 

More about Federico Solmi HERE. 


Florian Grond (b. 1975) was born in Germany where he studied chemistry. At the end of his studies, he received a scholarship at the ZKM - Centre for Art and Media Technology in Karlsruhe. There he developed his artistic techniques based on Hans Diebner´s idea of performative science. Since 2004, he has participated in art exhibitions in Europe, North America and Asia. In 2009, Grond started working towards his PhD in the field of sonification at CITEC Bielefeld University. The Fine Line consists of three art videos that present the outcome of his art and science practice. 

„...All three works in the exhibition– knitting dreamshilbert02 and along the line are based on the theory of space-filling curves, which have been the core of my artistic and scientific research for some years now. It is a mathematical concept discovered about 100 years ago. Essentially, the purpose of a space-filling curve is to reduce data dimensionality to a single line. For me, space-filling curves provide an inspiring metaphor for understanding text-image relations.” (Florian Grond)

More about Florian Grond HERE.





From: 23 Jul 2010
To: 28 Aug 2010


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