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Matej Krén: Mnemocinema a Amnezitár

Matej Krén, Passage Mnemocinema
from: 18. 3. 2020
to: 17. 5. 2020
Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor

from: 18. 3. 2020
to: 17. 5. 2020
Municipal Library, 2nd floor

Tue-Sun 10 a.m.–6 p.m. 
Thu 10 a.m.–8 p.m. 

 

curator
Ivan Jančár

 

 

admission 
full: 120 CZK 
reduced: 60 CZK 

 

 

practical info > 
The building is barrier-free (elevator).

 

The contemporary work of the Slovak multimedia artist Matej Krén will be presented by two large installations. The first, Mnemocinema, which evokes a symbolic “shortcut across the worlds” from the real world to virtual reality, is a kind of metaphorical synthesis of various elements carrying meaning, such as words, texts, characters and images, into which the physical presence of the viewer is then projected against a seemingly endless wall of books in the background. The second installation, Amnesitory, consists of book-objects turned into permanent “fossilized” artifacts by means of a special technological process. This presentation will create an interesting continuation of the Idiom column, made up of 8,000 books, which Krén installed in the lobby of the Municipal Library in Prague in 1998.