MARTIN ZET: PRAK / SLINGSHOT / PRAȘTIE
21.05.2022 - 01.07.2022
Martin Zet: PRAK / SLINGSHOT / PRAŞTIE
21.05 - 01.07.2022
opening: Sat, 21 May 4-8 pm
Overly sweet and annoyingly positive: Martin Zet brings excess sugar into Sandwich Chocolat.
Materializing on a continuous back-and-forth of ideas from as early as 2018, the project brings together two apparently contrasting devices meant for playful actions performed by the artist and the public alike. The most exuberant one, also taking over the title, PRAK is an exercise in liberation of objects from themselves, whether artworks, biscuits, letters, or fruit. The pure energy freed in the moment of release, the slight disappointment of incomplete destruction, the illusion of controlling both the making and the un-making.
A cotton candy machine fills in our empty mind space, bringing little to no comfort in these times, but still trying. Candy floss becomes ammunition, decoration, question, and empty calories all in one. Join us in this bitter-sweet endeavor!
This event is generously supported by The Czech Centre Bucharest.
Martin Zet (born in 1959) is an artist, sculptor and performance artist. He studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in 1979–1985. In his work he deals with social memory in art, the political format of human behaviour and the contact of idealistic visions with everydayness. In 2010 – 2016 he worked as a head of the Video Art Studio at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno. As a sculptor and performer he takes part in many exhibitions and events in the Czech Republic as well as abroad. In his PhD thesis in the Studio of Sculpture at the Prague Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design he deals with the work of his father, sculptor Miloš Zet (1920–1995).