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25 Jun 2016 12:00 - 18:00

Barbora Kleinhamplová at Gasworks Summer Open Studios

Drop by and get to know Gasworks visiting artists at this free event offering London audiences a unique opportunity to see, hear about and discuss the research and work-in-progress that they have been developing over the past three months. Featuring Barbora Kleinhamplová, Hyunjoo Heaven Baek, Engel Leonardo and David Mutiloa.

Czech artist Barbora Kleinhamplová was selected for Czech Centre London Residency at Gasworks which will run till 27 June 2016. It is organised by Gasworks and supported by the Czech Centre and Arts Institute. The Gasworks residencies are opportunities for self-led professional development, artistic exchange and experimentation.

Kleihamplová's work is rooted in the relationship of human existence and the contemporary political and economic institutions. She comments on different layers of society, using associations and metaphors. For some time it has been her overarching aim to pose questions like what is a society, how it works, what are its constitutive elements, what are its illnesses, its emotions, its future or a situation of an individual in the middle of it. Performative dimension of some of her projects try to accent the symbolic role of the body politics in the economic and power system.

In London she wanted to research several interrelated topics that can vaguely be framed under
the notion of precariat.
 Within it she intended to dedicate her capacities to topic such as:
- Intimate and traumatic relationship between people and technological devices
- Twisting relationship between a human as a subject/object in relation to technology: a human could more and more be understood as an object whereas technology being a subject in its relation
to a human

Barbora Kleinhamplová (*1984 in Liberec, CZ) lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic. She graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Her work has been exhibited in the Czech Republic as well as internationally - including New Museum, Astrup Farnley Museet, Jakarta Biennale, Autocenter Berlin, National museum of photography in Brussels.

Barbora Kleinhamplová: Hand over Heels
Open Studio, Gasworks, London, 2016
Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Barbora Kleinhamplová.




Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street, London SE11 5RH


25 Jun 2016 12:00 - 18:00


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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