The installation of Magdalena Jetelová Touch of Time in the Small Hall of theVeletržníPalacewill be open until November 19.
When this magnanimous exhibition is over, several of its artworks will remain in the National Gallery in Praguefor good – the Table (1986) became an acquisition of contemporary art on which the NG has focused this year. The artist donated eight of the artworks on display to the National Gallery.
“Jetelová views the space as an arena of public reflection – she wants to mediate experience for the visitors. The installation filled with water is40 metreslong and over11 metreswide, with a quivering wall more than two metres high,” describes curator Milena Kalinovská this monumental work, which follows the spatial projects previously realized by the artist in the museums worldwide, such as the MoMa in New York City or the Tate Gallery in London. The adjacent mezzanine presents Jetelová’s well-known sculptures, drawings, a light-box and photographs.
The exhibition is accompanied by the eponymous book presenting the themes and principles to which Jetelová repeatedly returns, making it possible to compare the current display with her previous artworks.
A sculpture Table (1986) and a painting Time Future Contained in Time Past (2010–2017)
The installation Touch of Time in the Small Hall of the Trade Fair Palace