Currently on view at Wallspace, New York is “Tunnels and Lighthouses,” a solo exhibition by Jiří Kovanda, one of the most important conceptual artists living in the Czech Republic. Widely known for his performances and installations that began in the mid-1970’s, Kovanda’s practice is rooted in the poetics and theatrical potential of everyday actions and objects. For “Tunnels and Lighthouses,” Kovanda will present a series of new collages, a medium he has consistently worked in since the late 1970’s, as well as a site specific installation inspired by and made with common, economical materials — plants, rugs, flashlights — found in New York. Says Kovanda: “Cheap and simple things can sometimes turn out to be important and extraordinary, while expensive objects can be invisible.”
“Tunnels and Lighthouses” is on view through May 10, 2014.
For more information visit Wallspace, New York.