FILIP TUREK: KRYPTONORMAL (28.9.-23.11.2008)

FILIP TUREK: KRYPTONORMAL (28.9.-23.11.2008)
Datum konání: 
Sun, 2008-09-28 - Sun, 2008-11-23


solo exhibition of Filip Turek

opening on Sunday 28.9. 2-8 p.m.

live performances during the exhibition

Fletcher’s Memorial Home, Free Cretenson, Local Heroes


Filip Turek is one of the most original, albeit least known figures in Czech art over the past two decades. His works are characterized by a sense of humor, playfulness and intellectual paradox.

Filip Turek’s exhibited objects, installations, photographs and computer images were created over the past 20 years. Rather than a chronologically arranged retrospective, this exhibition attempts to document (in some cases reconstruct) randomly preserved artifacts. It’s a chance to become acquainted with the historically recent, and therefore a piece of Czech art history that has yet to be examined.

A somewhat Duchamp-like strategy of artistic mystification and the creation of a personal mythology are characteristic of Filip Turek: he exhibits confusing artifacts without any explanation, places an obsessive emphasis on sexuality, takes on various identities and has apparently abandoned art in favour of other activities.


thanks to Simple Muffin for technical support during the opening

























































photos © Jiří Thýn





Artalk (5.10.2008; in Czech)

EXonline (in Czech)

MFDnes (30.10. 2008, in Czech)

MFDnes (4.10. 2008, in Czech)

Respekt (42/2008, in Czech)