Amalia Giacomini: Apparent Invisibility
The exhibition was jointly organized by the Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art of the National Gallery in Prague and the Embassy of Brazil in Prague.
The oeuvre of Amalia Giacomini is closely and directly linked with the experiments of the Brazil female artists such as Lygia Clark and Lygia Pape. She follows up with their linear installations and expands on them in the attempt to define and shape emptiness as well as to make it visible, and to delineate and "activate" space. The leading subject of her explorations is air which she articulates and forms, employing elastic materials and sober gestures, thus dynamically completing the given space and environment. Overlaying elastic fibres serve her to create nets and, through their layers, to connect real boundaries of a given space and a newly emerging object in an installation where the line is not only a space-defining borderline, but the space itself. The radical aspect of Giacominiʼs work, shifting back and forth between maximum presence and absence, is the main characteristic feature of her installations. In them, the artist transforms the perception of a given space, optically enlarging, curving and stretching it in the attempt to shape and re-formulate the world.
All these aspects and aims of Giacominiʼs art installations are also present at her exhibition "Apparent Invisibility", jointly realized by the Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art of the National Gallery in Prague and the Prague Embassy of Brazil. The exhibition ranks among the events held on the occasion of celebrating the Brazil Independence Day (7 September).
The visitors are also offered an accompanying exhibition programme, organized by the Department of Education of National Galleryʼs Department of Education of the Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art: the open Saturday studio for children and parents, entitled Catching to a Net (13 October 2012), and the open workshops for children and parents, In the Net (10 and 11 October 2012). Please visit www.ngprague.cz for more information.