MILOŠ ŠEJN
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aktualita PRAGUE WILDERNESS – LANDSCAPE FESTIVAL PRAGUE 201821|06|2018 - 30|09|2018
The Jaroslav Fragner Gallery

In the summer months, Prague will become a scene of the sixth annual international Landscape Festival, which focuses on urban public space and urbanized landscape in the Czech Republic. 
PRAGUE WILDERNESS – LANDSCAPE FESTIVAL PRAGUE 2018 PRAGUE WILDERNESS – LANDSCAPE FESTIVAL PRAGUE 2018


21.06.2018 - 30.09.2018
Energy of the initial line – gesture, rhythm, movement in contemporary Czech art Energy of the initial line – gesture, rhythm, movement in contemporary Czech art


01.03.2018 - 28.05.2018
IMAGE / BODY / SOUND IMAGE / BODY / SOUND


27.11.2017 - 27.11.2017
EVERY WANDERING ENDS IN THE BEGINNING EVERY WANDERING ENDS IN THE BEGINNING


13.11.2017 - 13.11.2017
(Post)Land Art and the Anthropocene (Post)Land Art and the Anthropocene


06.11.2017 - 06.11.2017
CS CONCEPTUAL ART OF THE 70s CS CONCEPTUAL ART OF THE 70s


11.10.2017 - 13.01.2018
SONIC SOLAR MOUNTAIN SONIC SOLAR MOUNTAIN


26.08.2017 - 26.08.2017
Bohemiae Rosa Bohemiae Rosa


25.08.2017 - 31.08.2017
HOW TO EXPLAIN IMAGES TO AN INVISIBLE INTERSPACE HOW TO EXPLAIN IMAGES TO AN INVISIBLE INTERSPACE


02.08.2017 - 10.08.2017
LAPSody 2017 – The Bubble LAPSody 2017 – The Bubble


24.05.2017 - 27.05.2017
ALCHEMIC BODY | FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH ALCHEMIC BODY | FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH


21.04.2017 - 29.05.2017
LIQUID ROOMS / THE LABYRINTH LIQUID ROOMS / THE LABYRINTH


10.02.2017 - 28.02.2017
LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE


20.12.2016 - 12.02.2017
The Landscape, Art and Photography | Contemporary Artworks in the Landscape The Landscape, Art and Photography | Contemporary Artworks in the Landscape


01.11.2016 - 12.01.2017
Branches | Nature art – variations Branches | Nature art – variations


26.07.2016 - 16.10.2016
AGARA / Hommage à la Peinture AGARA / Hommage à la Peinture


04.04.2016 - 31.05.2016
SPEECH MELODIES SPEECH MELODIES


19.11.2015 - 08.01.2016
SELÉNÉ  / BECOMING A LUNAR FACE TELEPATHICALLY SELÉNÉ / BECOMING A LUNAR FACE TELEPATHICALLY


28.09.2015 - 28.09.2015
FACIALITY FACIALITY


05.09.2015 - 05.09.2015
SOLAR MOUNTAIN SOLAR MOUNTAIN


20.09.2014 - 09.09.9999
MICHALEK / ŠEIN MICHALEK / ŠEIN


27.11.2013 - 12.01.2014
IL SORRISO DEL LEONE IL SORRISO DEL LEONE


01.06.2013 - 24.11.2013
FACIALITY / Space of the Memory and an Immediate Space FACIALITY / Space of the Memory and an Immediate Space


23.10.2012 - 24.10.2012
Faces / Face as the phenomenon in videoart Faces / Face as the phenomenon in videoart


20.06.2012 - 16.09.2012
ARCHIVES & CABINETS ARCHIVES & CABINETS


14.06.2012 - 02.09.2012
The Written Face for SU-EN The Written Face for SU-EN


28.01.2012 - 28.01.2012
Finally Together Finally Together


07.09.2011 - 14.10.2011
B/L – Dedicated to Carolus Linnaeus B/L – Dedicated to Carolus Linnaeus


15.06.2010 - 29.08.2010
BEING LANDSCAPE BEING LANDSCAPE


25.03.2010 - 06.06.2010
Gardening Gardening


10.03.2009 - 13.03.2009
Cartusiae Waldiczensis Cartusiae Waldiczensis


29.11.2008 - 01.03.2009
Faces / Face as the phenomenon in videoart
Galerie Rudolfinum / Prague

20.06.2012 - 16.09.2012


Curator: Ladislav Kesner

Human face has traditionally been a major subject of visual arts, constituting a genre of portraiture and self-portraiture. The advent of moving image – first in film and later in videoart – opened new possibilities and dimensions of representation of human face. Depiction of face in film and videoart was profoundly affected by shifts in the conceptions of self, identity, relationship of body and mind etc., brought about by 20th century psychology, philosophy and science.

The exhibition, composed of a selection of seventeen experimental films and video art works and installations from the late 1960´s to the present, focuses on the face as a representational medium. Its aim is to explore complex and multifaceted ways in which face as captured through moving image constructs and communicates personal identity, mental states, and narrative structures. It seeks to open a detailed insight into the mechanisms of facial expression and relationship between the visible expression and invisible mental structures. It thus seeks to show the delicate web of interconnections between the biological and cultural aspects of the face. It should reveal that despite the face having a ubiquitous presence – indeed banality – and being a subject of intense scientific research – it still retains a peculiar mystery.

Exhibited Artist: Marina Abramović / Vito Acconci / Peter Campus / Juan Manuel Echavarría / Douglas Gordon / Franz Gratwohl / Freya Hattenberger / Nan Hoover / Bruce Nauman / Nam June Paik / Ulrike Rosenbach / Steina / Miloš Šejn / Fiona Tan / Bill Viola / Peter Weibel

Works of Miloš Šejn:

MLAKA / Becoming a Maple Creek, video, 1999-2012, 00.11.05

Mlaka / Javořím potokem (Mlaka / Becoming a Maple Creek) is a short sequence extracted from a much longer tape, documenting his journey and performance in the stream bearing the same name in the Giant Mountains on 17 July 1999. This early video already anticipates the key theme of the photographic and videoperformances which Šejn has been making during the last decade and in which he sought to transform his fleeting body sculptures into some sort of a permanent audiovisual record of body - namely the drama of the transient moments of micro-interaction of body with the landscape and the natural world. In Šejn’s video, the slowed down footage allow the viewer to uncover what would normally remain under the radar of normal perception. Micro-movements of the face convey merely ‘the drama’ of state of mind and body underneath the mountain stream, flow of consciousness, a state of mind in the moment of his submerged existence - something Šejn tried to capture in his ex-post verbal commentary on this ‘situation’:
“…when de facto, my face and body become a face of water, face of that stream in the valley of enormous massive of Black mountain…it is also the situation of an interval between life and death, when the human life cyclically transforms into another life. Interface of the water surface is that pulsing membrane between the forces of nature…..the last thing to remain as the boundaries dissolve is the shape of breath and an awareness that I breathe is the last thing to tie me with a space ‘in between’.”

publications

Ladislav Kesner: Faces, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague 2012

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