MA Fine Art Students Showcase Exhibition at Petrohradská 1.2.3.
by Matthew Butler, on 07 May 2019 12:36:47 CEST
Friday 10 May 2019 | 6pm | Petrohradská kolektiv
This Friday, final year MA Fine Art Students Liaman Khankishiyeva and William Holm will present a one day showcase exhibition at the Petrohradska Kolektiv gallery Petrohradská 1.2.3. as part of the new season opening of the Collective and the cafe.
There is a place between tradition and innovation we call culture. The current state of this dichotomy has been an area of research and interest for William Holm and Liaman Khankishiyeva. Approaching the subject matter from two very different sides, together they look into our habits and tendencies in the interaction between old and new.
Holm, raised in Oslo, focuses on technology and its impact on cognitive functions through the impact of media in an urban environment, while Khankishiyeva is looking to analogue expressions imposed by material necessities and culture, inspired by her home city of Baku.
They are meeting in Prague, a meridian between their two home cities, for a dialogue which looks past dichotomy and into a third place between habit and free will. Through sculpture, sound and video, they create an environment built to gently induce mindfulness and reflection in a post-industrial technology-reliant society.
Petrohradská kolektiv z.s. was founded in 2015 by Daniel Konopáč and Edita Štrajtová and the gallery space Petrohradská 1.2.3. established in 2016 with the aim of supporting young and emerging artists, and presenting the work of our Czech and foreign residents.