Gregor Hildebrandt’s Exhibition, A Blink of an Eye and the Years are Behind Us, premiered on September 29, 2022, at Kunsthalle Praha, bringing the notion of modern art with a pinch of minimalism and abstract back to city life.
A Blink of an Eye and the Years are Behind Us is one of the most significant exhibitions of Gregor Hildebrandt, covering more than twenty years of his artwork. Don’t miss your chance to visit the installation in Prague.
The exhibition installation is set to run until February 13, 2023.
Gregor Hildebrandt: quick bio
As you might have guessed from the artist’s name, Gregor comes from the heart of Germany, Berlin. Hildebrandt’s passion for art and culture appeared early in childhood. It was brought to another level when he graduated from Hochschule der Künste, the Art University in Berlin, and started the artistic practice.
Pre-recorded cassette tapes have had a special place in artists’ life for decades. In fact, it is his signature to add pre-recorded cassette tapes to his artworks. In particular, “the tapes are applied directly onto canvases and photographic prints and in room-sized installations, ” reported Der Tagesspiegel.
At the same time, the artist shares his enormous love for vinyl, which is why you can see traces of vinyl in some of Hildebrandt’s artworks, especially the sculptures. “He reshapes vinyl records into bowls, sometimes stacking them to create with the artists calls a ‘sonic wall of pillars of records, ” explained Gay Gassmann for the New York Times.
A Blink of an Eye and the Years are Behind Us: Everything You Need to Know
The artist’s recent installation, A Blink of an Eye and the Years are Behind Us, is dedicated to his lifelong practice and how it has transformed his vision of modern art and the world as a whole. The exhibition presents Hildebrandt’s sculptures and artworks created with the help of unique materials – compression molded vinyl, audiotapes, and cassette shells.
“Hildebrandt’s work makes formal references to Minimalism and Abstract expressionism, and it is also nourished by a multitude of literary, cinematographic, musical, and architectural inspirations. These cultural sources trigger collective and personal memories,” said Kunsthalle Praha representatives.
Besides the exhibition, Kunsthalle Praha also invited numerous guests in the creative and cultural industry to share their insights on the ongoing installation and the modern art trends in today’s world.
The general admission ticket costs 260 Kč, whereas the discounted price is only 150 Kč. For the discounted price, several people are legible: Juniors (15-26), Seniors, as well as Teachers, and Academia with ITIC cards.
Admission to the exhibition is free if you are a member of one of the following groups: Members of Kunsthalle Praha, Children (up to 15 years), Special Needs Visitors, ICOM, CIMAM, AAM, AMG, and UHS.
You can purchase tickets online and offline. To buy the ticket online, follow this link.
Please note if you are buying tickets online, there will be a service charge of 15 Kč.
The fastest way to get to Kunsthalle Praha is by public transport.
Catch the metro (green/A line) or tram (1,2,6,7,12,13,15,18,20,22, or 23) to Malostranská. From there, enjoy a vibrant walk through the neighborhood for two-three minutes.