Vernon Gallery, Prague: MOVING UP Exhibition

MOVING UP Exhibition

15. 10. – 2. 11. 2013

Gallery Vernon, U Průhonu 22, Prague 7

A new exhibition called “Moving Up Exhibition” opens at Gallery Vernon on October 15th 2013. The exhibition will present a group of 11 artists led by Italian artist living in London Antonio Pilade. All involved artists come from different countries and express themselves through different medias, such as video-art, drawing, photography, collage, performance.

The Moving Up collective have met at the first time in London during a previous video experiment that was initiated by Antonio Pilade. For this project, the artists were asked to show their creative process, while creating an art work having Canary Wharf, a business district in London with its docklands as a topic, Pilade documented the whole creative process with his video camera. The final artistic output was an exhibition "Le Sorelle Boat" in Canary Wharf and as well as Pilade's series of videos, displaying the creative process of the artists as an artwork itself to be displayed instead of the usual "physical" final product of art.

Moving Up Exhibition gives the similar group of artist a possibility to show their own art works at the international scale. The 11 young artists of Moving Up collective – Antonio Pilade, Attilio Giordano, Edmond Brooks, Eirini Georgopoulou, John Angel, Katerina Georgopoulou, Marta Ceynowa, Matt Gee, Marta Molka, Nadia Perrotta, Tobias Saunders, Valeria Amadei – come from very different nationalities and express themselves via different medias. The only thing they have in common, is London, a city that has been a platform for their lives and artistic development. Moving Up to Prague is their spring-board to international art world.

by Katerina Georgopoulou

Gianni by Nadia Perrotta

Antonio Pilade began developing his skills and concepts in art as a very young artist and I had the opportunity to work in professional environments in the theatre and film field, and as a visual artist, to present his artworks in different exhibitions. In 1997, the critic and journalist Arcangelo Izzo collected a series of Pilade‘s artworks, and turned them into a successful solo exhibition called “Metropolitani”. At the same time he began to develop his skills as a photographer and videoproducer of short films, allowing him to continue exploring social and psychological issues from a personal and intimate point of view using media new to him.

In 2005, he was selected for a workshop by Artur Zmijewski (video artist) at Montevergini Contemporary Art Museum, Siracusa. Pilade‘s last project, a video installation based on the project realized in Canary Wharf was presented within an International Contemporary Art Festival TINA B in Prague, in October 2012, in March 2013 at European Horizons in Savonlinna Provincial Museum, Finland.

The opening takes place on Tuesday 15. 10. 2013 at 6 pm at Gallery Vernon at the presence of Antonio Pilade and selected artists.

About Gallery Vernon

Gallery Vernon was founded in 2001 by its director, Monika Burian Jourdan. From the start, Vernon’s objective was clear: to support quality contemporary art and present it to the public. Its vision is to place Czech and international art side by side as equal partners and look for links between artists who may never have met, but are nonetheless united by something.

The gallery is located at U Průhonu 22, Prague 7, and is open Wed, Thu, and Sat 1–6.30 pm, or by appointment.

Special thanks to our sponsors: De'Longhi, Achour&Hájek; and media partners: ArtClue, Art Guide East, GoOut, CityBee.

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