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# Fernelmont Contemporary 2015, Belgium
     30/05/215 - 13/09/2015
With the participation of
Ivan ARGOTE
Federico MARTINEZ MONTOYA
Hannu PRINZ

# Ivan ARGOTE
Mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Telling Time, l'Eloge de l'heure.
     27/05/2015 - 27/09/2015

5th Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki GR
    Between the Pessimism of the Intellect
    and the Optimism of the Will
    23/06/2015 - 30/09/2015
    Curated by Katerina Gregos
 
# Jens HAANING
The Foundry, Maubourguet, France
     The Copenhagen Declaration 
     13/06/2015 - 01/10/2015

 # Kristof KINTERA
Boghossian Foundation
Villa Empain, Brussels

Le Paradis et l'Enfer. Des tapis volants aux drônes
06/03/2015-06/09/2015

Mona VATAMANU & Florin TUDOR
Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, SanSebastian
Spain
What is to come has already arrived
25/06/2015 - 26/09/2015


Current Exhibition

KRISTOF KINTERA

03/09/2015 - 24/10/2015

After two ground-breaking exhibitions at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam and the Jean Tinguely Museum in Basel, D+T Project Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition by the Czech artist Kristof Kintera (1973, Prague). 

Kintera is probably the most challenging and most respected artist working today in Czech Republic. His artworks mainly explore the boundaries of contemporary sculpture. His practice unfolds from public installations to small kinetic devices. He also deals with the reification of material and the transformation of everyday objects that both convey anthropomorphically referenced attitudes. He shapes the hidden spirituality within things and reinvents its mythologies imagining absurd possibilities of life and unrealistic uses. Accidental encounters between two objects tend to create polysemous interpretations of the surrounding world. The artist also accentuates the conflict relationship between objects and their common context. 

Furthermore Kintera embraces existentialist issues questioning the place of humans in their natural and/or artificially created environment. His critical investigations signify current complexities in a globalized context including social tensions, urbanism, consumerism, anarchy, etc. His creations permanently generate a struggle between the personal and the global along with polarities such as attractiveness and rejection. These are clearly stated in sculpted drawings featured in the show that also refer to the instability of individuals and their spiritual insecurity. 

Kintera’s interventions are voluntarily provocative, subversive, melancholic, schizophrenic and refer to the ready-made and various styles such as mannerism, surrealism, caricature, etc. His dark humor activates hidden feelings such as fear, worries, complexes and challenges existential horizons through the concept of sculpture. At first glance, the speaking shopping bag and the piece of melting snow tend to theatricality, but after a first amused sight they take on a different direction that is rather anarchist and iconoclast. Again, reality and illusion through conflicting meanings inspire most of Kintera’s creations. The unexpected remains a usual feeling in front of his artworks and surprise is a key feature.

Kristof Kintera lives and works in Prague (Czech Republic).

He was resident at Rijksakademie Amsterdam (2003-2004). His work has been largely exhibited in international institutions such as: Kunsthal (Rotterdam), the Jean Tinguely Musuem (Basel), Bonn's Kunstmuseum, Berlin's Hamburger Bahnhof, Herford's MARTa, Prague's Museum City Gallery, Ludwig Museum in Budapest, Mikkeli Art Museum (Finland), Stockholm's Moderna Museet, Casino Luxembourg, Rockefeller Plaza New York, Rosenblum Collection Paris, Prague Biennial (I and II), etc.

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