My Hands

08/27 -
09/30/2022

Opening: 08/27/2022 | 11 am - 7 pm

Finissage: 09/30/2022 | 6 pm


Open Hours: Fri. 5 - 7 pm, Sat. 3 - 5 pm 
or by appointment




 

Markéta Jáchimová - My Hands (Courtesy by KALI Gallery, Photo by Kim da Motta)
Markéta Jáchimová - My Hands (Courtesy by KALI Gallery, Photo by Kim da Motta)

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Markéta Jáchimová - My Hands (Courtesy by KALI Gallery, Photo by Kim da Motta)
Markéta Jáchimová - My Hands (Courtesy by KALI Gallery, Photo by Kim da Motta)

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Markéta Jáchimová - My Hands (Courtesy by KALI Gallery, Photo by Kim da Motta)
Markéta Jáchimová - My Hands (Courtesy by KALI Gallery, Photo by Kim da Motta)

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Markéta Jáchimová - My Hands (Courtesy by KALI Gallery, Photo by Kim da Motta)
Markéta Jáchimová - My Hands (Courtesy by KALI Gallery, Photo by Kim da Motta)

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In the solo exhibition "My Hands" KALI Gallery presents the new series of works by the Czech artist Markéta Jáchimová (*1988), which she created during the art residency in Cairo and in her studio in Lucerne.

 

The artist is interested in the diverse choice of materials and there hidden associations expressed in the media of tapestries (wall hangings), ceramic objects, photography, video and installation, as well as the content-related examination of interculturality and sustainability, which provide a far-reaching insight into the contemporary work of the young artist.

 

Jáchimová’s current work focuses on dealing with different materials: such as recycled textiles, architectural scraps, raw construction materials in contrast with natural forms and their visual expression in the composition of – as she says - “Montage of Art”. She is particularly interested in the aesthetics of the Eastern countries in the 1990s, where she grew up in a small village in the deep bohemian forest, which is especially noticeable in the organic and mystical imagery. Through her artworks she tells stories, like a fragment from her childhood, she reproduced this in her unique contemporary visual language, creating dialogues with newly experienced.

 

Her main body of actual work reflecting cross-cultural and gender exchanges in the production of handmade pictorial representations, images in tapestries, based on her own hand technique, and her work with spaces outside of gallery exhibitions. An example of this is the exhibition of tapestries on camels, walking through the desert near the pyramids of Cairo or wearing the art work as an object of daily living, which was both part of her studio residency (Städtekonferenz Kultur(SKK)) in Cairo 2022.

 

The symbol of the hand is often present in Jáchimová’s work and is represented in a variety of materials. This echoes both the elemental preoccupation of any artist manifesting their creative processes through their own hands, as well as the contextualization of the hand as intercultural exchanges and references to inhabitant first handprints art works in caves, meaning of symbols in different cultures and religions.

These significantly influence the work of the artist, through her travels and stays abroad. 

 

The stylization of hands cared in a ceramic molded paw of a dinosaur, show pure historical cross age contrasts in the representation of the human being, the time-consuming technique of her handmade tapestry, recycled from the rope till such a picture in tapestry represent her interest in return to traditional hand techniques in this rapidly evolving time.

 

Markéta Jáchimová studied the MFA Contemporary Sculpture and Painting at the UMPRUM in Prague, where she already made a name for herself in the art scene in 2009 with activistic and ecologic art. She has been living in Switzerland for more than 5 years and graduated from the MFA Visual Art and Media at Zhdk in Zurich in 2019. She participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions, for example at the National Gallery Prague, Taiwan Biennale and Kunstmuseum Luzern among others.

 

Markéta Jáchimová works as a freelance artist and has been a curator and cofounder at KALI Gallery since its opening in 2018. She lives and works in Lucerne (CH).