Umělecká instalace české sochařky Jany Matějkové v lisabonské čtvrti Belém. Zahájení výstavy urban art v rámci projektu Vicente dne 10. září.
VELVYSLANECTVÍ ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY V LISABONU Vás zve na inauguraci umělecké instalace Jany Matějkové do uliček lisabonské čtvrti Belém. Česká sochařka byla přizvána k projektu Vicente, který je součástí letošního kulturního programu Lisabon v ulicích (Lisboa na Rua/Com'out Lisbon). Zahájení výstavy umění v Travessa Marta Pinto a okolí (Belém, Lisboa) dne 10. září 2011 v 18 hod.
Výběr z programu (celý program viz příloha):
10.9.2011 18h - Zahájení výstavy urban art v Travessa do Marta Pinto (nedaleko Rua de Belém), křest knihy Vicente
11.9.2011 16h - Povídání s umělci
17.9., 1.10. a 15.10. v 17:30 - Procházky Belémem s výkladem zajímavých průvodců
"In the Travessa do Marta Pinto, the Czech artist Jana Matejkova proposes to decorate the street as if the spirit of Prague took over the decorative traditions of the popular districts, as if Kafka's Metamorphosis was called to inspire fado, in a mutual encounter with magic. The intervention invades the sun of the day with shadows and transforms the night into a fluttering of mysterious blots of light."
"Relationship between the darkness and the melancholy of Kafka, describing in some way its proximity with fado and the magnificence and magic of the city of Lisbon."
Jana Matějková an artist in installation, approaches two access lanes, particularly the Travessa do Marta Pinto, starting with the tradition of the popular districts, in Lisbon, of decorating the streets with ornaments made of coloured paper. A native of the Czech Republic and of Prague (the city of a historic-mythical crow' - 'kafka'), the artist reverses the colourful ornamental tradition and creates two 'tunnels' drawn like an experience of Black, a silent epiphany of some kind of negative. The light component will flow from the usage of black light. Materially, it will be about exploring the narrow character of the lane to create an outline of shadows in soft movement.
This piece is inspired by Kafka's Metamorphosis. The artist's intent, with this nstallation, is to explore the existing dialogue between Lisbon and the crows, symbolizing intelligent guards, and metamorphosis, the transformation of a life form into another, the imprisonment between the life form and the art form. The sculpture will be created from two complementary shapes. The crows have a great capacity to adapt to new environments (they live in every continent of our planet). Jana Matejkova got her inspiration from these animals' strong survival instinct and their adaptation capacity (recently, a few crows were trained to help people in certain situations). The first part of the sculpture is made of a monumental geometric shape (approx. 8 x 2 x 2 m) hanging from Tyvek strips (white on one side, black on the other). It is intended to create a shadow, to protect people under the hot sun. At the same time, naturally, it creates a game of shadows on the street that mutate during the day. The second part of the sculpture is composed of two oscillating lights set in cages, two eyes that observe us (crows are known for living very close to people; the build their nests at a distance of less than 50 km form human beings). This is to say, they are always here, they live with us, they observe us! (black or red UV). Visually, the artist has the objective to create a bond between the darkness and melancholy of Kafka's writing, based on the relationship between the writer's attitude, the history of Fado and the magnificent magical atmosphere of the city of Lisbon. JM
City culture, urban art
Belém, September 10th to October 25th 2011
Crows – traditionally called ‘Vicentes’ – are an important symbol of the city of Lisbon. Discreetly, they stare at us from the coats of arms hanging from the street lamps, flying on the official flags, but have been absent from the collective memory. Now, Projecto Travessa da Ermida has decided to ‘give wings’ to the Crow of Lisbon, in a project of urban culture, public art and publishing, with the participation of international creators and developed in a partnership with several entities, institutions and companies. Vicente is the cosmopolitan unrest of imagination.
Vicente – urban culture project
Vicente is an urban culture project dedicated to the riverside area of Belém, integrating the street, the landscape and the image of Lisbon in a set of contemporary art interventions executed at the Ermida Nossa Senhora da Conceição, and along the Travessa do Marta Pinto and its proximities.
Vicente is the international and cosmopolitan revisitation of the Crows of Lisbon, updating the sense of this important symbol of the Capital. Promoted by Projecto Travessa da Ermida, the initiative aims at bringing unrest to the contemporary identity of Lisbon, promoting touristic values and offering new motives for wandering, among historic places and nameless corners, in the Belém district. Vicente is erudite and popular, daily and mythical, timeless and contemporary.
Vicente runs from September 10th to October 25th, with artistic interventions in the public space during September and October, a program of psychogeographic walks and free flowing conversation in the Enoteca de Belém. (Saturdays, dates to be announced). And the launching of a piece of jewellery associated to this theme and produced by jeweller Alexandra Corte Real who is resident at the jewellery shop integrated in the Projecto Travessa da Ermida.
The poetic, mythical, historic, artistic or urbanistic visions are integrated in a graphic essay by atelier Silva Designers, the authors of the famous sardines of the Festas de Lisboa.
Vicente, – the program
In the apse of Ermida, in the Travessa do Marta Pinto in Belém, British artist Simeon Nelson, dedicates a contemporary Relicary to Saint Vincent. In this sculptural evocation, the object is a modular system synthesizing ornamental geometry, Christian spirituality and industrial design, paradoxically, giving a body to the immateriality of the religious myth.
On the façade, we will witness a multiplication of Vicentes. Obsessively, in black and white, silent, backed only by the sound of paper being traced. The drawings, that will be scattered all around town, are by João Ribeiro, in an image dissemination project in a partnership with Nuno Maya and Carole Purnelle.
In the Travessa do Marta Pinto, the Czech artist Jana Matejkova proposes to decorate the street as if the spirit of Prague took over the decorative traditions of the popular districts, as if Kafka’s Metamorphosis was called to inspire fado, in a mutual encounter with magic. The intervention invades the sun of the day with shadows and transforms the night into a fluttering of mysterious blots of light.
In the proximities, other ephemeral mo(nu)ments will stimulate the imagination, develop curiosity for art and, certainly, the interest for the Crows that Lisbon deserves to remember.