The Kunsthalle presented an art exhibition, Kinetismus, entirely devoted to the notion of electricity and various technologies around it. Interestingly, the inspiration for the installation was the building of the art space. In the past, the building was a Zenger Electrical Substation, quite a significant instance for the economy and prosperity of the country.
Let’s see what we can see there and why it is a practical exposition.
Kinetismus in every wolt
The art project has gathered various artistic works created with the help of thought-provoking elements like motorized movement and artificial light. Craters used advanced computational models, information technology, and digital art in most installation exhibits. In other words, the presented artworks overlap modern art with technology, being the so-called intermediaries of society.
The artists’ main idea was to show how electricity has changed our lives for the past centuries. They have rediscovered the transformation of modern society, starting from the 20th century up to the present day.
Moreover, Kinetismus will present four significant areas of the tech-savvy creative mode: cinematography, kinetic art, cybernetic art, and computer art.
In the Kunsthalle, you can discover over ninety masterpieces from different parts of the world. You might recognize famous names such as Bauhaus, GRAV, ZERO, Zdeněk Pešánek, Refik Anadol, and others.
Attractively, the group of performing artists comes from different age categories. So it is exciting to perceive the perceptions of different generations on one common topic of electricity.
Kinetismus: fact check
The exhibition is the pioneering performance of the Czech avant-garde artist Zdeněk Pešánek who also happens to be a pioneer of kinetic art. For instance, you might know his famous artwork of a series of allegorical kinetic light sculptures presented on the façade of the Zenger substation in 1936.
Pešánek was one of the inspirators, a muse, for the installation. He has many followers, and most of them will present their works at Kinetismus.
Admission tickets can be bought online; follow this link!
The starting price for adults is 260 Kč. There is also the possibility of a reduced ticket price of 150 Kč for particular age groups such as children, students, teachers, and the elderly. For members of the Kunsthalle Praha, the entrance is free of charge.
We hope to see you at Klárov 5, Praha 1!