Jiri Svestka Gallery Berlin

Jiri Svestka Gallery Berlin In September 2009 Jiri Svestka Berlin opened its gates to introduce art from the East-Central European region to a wider audience. The focus lies on the presentation of young as well as established artists mainly from Eastern Europe, seeking a link to the international field.

With around six exhibitions per year, the gallery has developed an important site for contemporary art in Berlin. In 2017, Jiri Svestka Gallery moved to Prague.

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Another step forward!Jiri Svestka Gallery moved to Prague.We are thankful for everyone who supported our branch gallery ...
02/02/2017

Another step forward!

Jiri Svestka Gallery moved to Prague.
We are thankful for everyone who supported our branch gallery for so many years in Berlin.

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See you in Jiri Svestka Gallery Prague!

Sincerely,

Jiri Svestka Gallery team

(drawing of the entrance to the new gallery space, made by our artist Sofie Švejdová; more information coming soon)

Another step forward!

Jiri Svestka Gallery moved to Prague.
We are thankful for everyone who supported our branch gallery for so many years in Berlin.

Please follow us on our websites and social medias to stay informed about our new steps:

facebook /jirisvestkagallery
instagram /jirisvestkagallery
twitter /jsvestkagallery

See you in Jiri Svestka Gallery Prague!

Sincerely,

Jiri Svestka Gallery team

(drawing of the entrance to the new gallery space, made by our artist Sofie Švejdová; more information coming soon)

20/12/2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HANUKKAH

Jiri Svestka Gallery extends their warmest wishes for you and your loved ones as you celebrate your holiday traditions with your family and friends.
We are closed from December 17, but we cant wait to see you again in 2017!
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Interview with dr. Jiri Svestka
08/12/2016

Interview with dr. Jiri Svestka

magazine Josef Inside
No.2
Winter 2016/17
page 42-47

05/12/2016

This week the gallery will be open Tuesday to Friday from 2pm-6pm and Sathurday 11am-6pm. They are only two weeks left to see Georg's Ettl works!

Come and reflect Georg's Ettl exhibition!
23/11/2016

Come and reflect Georg's Ettl exhibition!

Come and reflect Georg's Ettl exhibition!

Georg Ettl - Early works from 1960s and 70s: September 17th, 2016 - November 5th, 2016 Contemporary art often asks the q...
28/09/2016
Georg Ettl – Early works from 1960s and 1970s

Georg Ettl - Early works from 1960s and 70s:
September 17th, 2016 - November 5th, 2016
Contemporary art often asks the question: What are things and how do we co-exist with them in our world? It takes into account the autonomy of objects that are created, exist, pass through different situations and cease to exist, just like us. Simultaneously, there is also the matter of material, its properties and physical effects. [ 438 more words ]

https://arthasnohistory.wordpress.com/2016/09/28/georg-ettl-early-works-from-1960s-and-1970s/

Jiří Švestka Gallery Berlin September 17th, 2016 – November 5th, 2016 Contemporary art often asks the question: What are things and how do we co-exist with them in our world? It takes into ac…

Contemporary art often asks the question: What are things and how do we co-exist with them in our world? It takes into a...
20/09/2016

Contemporary art often asks the question: What are things and how do we co-exist with them in our world? It takes into account the autonomy of objects that are created, exist, pass through different situations and cease to exist, just like us. Simultaneously, there is also the matter of material, its properties and physical effects. And this is also the case of actual artworks that often play many different roles during their existence.

Georg Ettl’s artworks also played many different roles from the end of the 1960s to the first decade of the 21st century. Starting with the dynamic environment of American art at the turn of the 1960s and 1970s influenced by minimalism, material art and conceptualism and ending with the local West German context of the 1980s and 1990s combined with the postmodern atmosphere of that time. Therefore, it is very hard to define Ettl’s artwork, using the traditional classification of art styles and movements. Yet, his artwork embodies an unexpected homogeneity and internal logic and shows clear intellectual starting points related to the initial humanities that he studied in Paris and the USA, as well as the playfulness and irony associated with them. It is the very moment of interplay manifested in his working with shapes, materials and later on with adopted figurative forms that represents the important aspect of his artworks. In principle, it is, however, rather a structured, analytical and combinatorial play that is more typical for conceptualism than for postmodernism. His artworks from the 1960s and 1970s often intercorporate both modern construction materials, such as cement, formica or acrylic glass, and traditional wood, marble and the most exclusive material – gold leaf. Analogically, his objects also combine the minimalistic austerity of a specific geometric object with archetypal forms, such as the step pyramid, polygon, etc., that have been a part of human culture since time immemorial. The interplay between transparent acrylic glass and the structure of hard cement and stone or between the solidity of a geometric object and the soft unboundedness of feathers creates an optically and physically perceived link between viewers and the object occupying the same space with them. Starting in the second half of the 1970s, the mentioned figurative elements became a part of this interplay while remaining the subject-matter of the analytically perceived and playful analysis.

Georg Ettl’s interest in tension between the physicality of an art object and the intellectual abstraction of a form represents a steady line of all his artworks. At the same time, we can see that it is a product of his experience from both worlds. His artwork seems to teeter, straddled over the Atlantic Ocean, between the freshness of American art, experienced in its unburdened topicality, and the cultural-historical heaviness of European tradition. This is perhaps its specific value, thanks to which we can even nowadays look at the seemingly defined story of the art of that time through today’s eyes.

Viktor Čech

Contemporary art often asks the question: What are things and how do we co-exist with them in our world? It takes into account the autonomy of objects that are created, exist, pass through different situations and cease to exist, just like us. Simultaneously, there is also the matter of material, its properties and physical effects. And this is also the case of actual artworks that often play many different roles during their existence.

Georg Ettl’s artworks also played many different roles from the end of the 1960s to the first decade of the 21st century. Starting with the dynamic environment of American art at the turn of the 1960s and 1970s influenced by minimalism, material art and conceptualism and ending with the local West German context of the 1980s and 1990s combined with the postmodern atmosphere of that time. Therefore, it is very hard to define Ettl’s artwork, using the traditional classification of art styles and movements. Yet, his artwork embodies an unexpected homogeneity and internal logic and shows clear intellectual starting points related to the initial humanities that he studied in Paris and the USA, as well as the playfulness and irony associated with them. It is the very moment of interplay manifested in his working with shapes, materials and later on with adopted figurative forms that represents the important aspect of his artworks. In principle, it is, however, rather a structured, analytical and combinatorial play that is more typical for conceptualism than for postmodernism. His artworks from the 1960s and 1970s often intercorporate both modern construction materials, such as cement, formica or acrylic glass, and traditional wood, marble and the most exclusive material – gold leaf. Analogically, his objects also combine the minimalistic austerity of a specific geometric object with archetypal forms, such as the step pyramid, polygon, etc., that have been a part of human culture since time immemorial. The interplay between transparent acrylic glass and the structure of hard cement and stone or between the solidity of a geometric object and the soft unboundedness of feathers creates an optically and physically perceived link between viewers and the object occupying the same space with them. Starting in the second half of the 1970s, the mentioned figurative elements became a part of this interplay while remaining the subject-matter of the analytically perceived and playful analysis.

Georg Ettl’s interest in tension between the physicality of an art object and the intellectual abstraction of a form represents a steady line of all his artworks. At the same time, we can see that it is a product of his experience from both worlds. His artwork seems to teeter, straddled over the Atlantic Ocean, between the freshness of American art, experienced in its unburdened topicality, and the cultural-historical heaviness of European tradition. This is perhaps its specific value, thanks to which we can even nowadays look at the seemingly defined story of the art of that time through today’s eyes.

Viktor Čech

Yesterday was an amazing day. Thank you everyone for joining our opening. This is a preview from yesterday. The final ph...
17/09/2016

Yesterday was an amazing day. Thank you everyone for joining our opening. This is a preview from yesterday. The final photos will be out soon!!

Yesterday was an amazing day. Thank you everyone for joining our opening. This is a preview from yesterday. The final photos will be out soon!!

Finally everything is done. Hard work pays off! Stunning works from Georg Ettl : Early works from 1960s-70s. Sep 16th st...
15/09/2016

Finally everything is done. Hard work pays off! Stunning works from Georg Ettl : Early works from 1960s-70s. Sep 16th starting from 6pm will be the OPENING! See you all tomorrow.

Finally everything is done. Hard work pays off! Stunning works from Georg Ettl : Early works from 1960s-70s. Sep 16th starting from 6pm will be the OPENING! See you all tomorrow.

Installation in progress, see you this Friday! #jirisvestkagallery #berlin #berlinartweek #georgettl
12/09/2016

Installation in progress, see you this Friday! #jirisvestkagallery #berlin #berlinartweek #georgettl

Installation in progress, see you this Friday! #jirisvestkagallery #berlin #berlinartweek #georgettl

05/08/2016

Summer Break

Jiri Svestka Gallery Berlin is closed from August 2nd to September 10th, 2016!!

The team of Jiri Svestka Gallery Berlin wish you a beautiful summer. We are looking forward to see you soon!

08/07/2016

Opening time before summer break

The gallery will be opened Wednesday to Saturday 11am-6pm.

27/06/2016

Extending current exhibition

We are extending the duration of Jitka Hanzlova´s exhibition "HORSE" until July 30th, 2016. The gallery is opened Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm.

21/06/2016

From VOLTA12 newsletter:
-Commenting on his multi-generational project of Central European artists, veteran VOLTA dealer Jiří Švestka (of his Prague and Berlin spaces) said, "I am very happy to promote these young artists on an international level. There is been a particularly strong response to Karíma Al-Mukhtarová (whose discreet and poetic interventions included a site-specific stacked box assemblage in the adjacent Nomad lounge) and to Katarína Poliačiková (recipient of a New York residency and proposed for a solo show in Bremen) as well." Svestka noted interest and sales in Czech superstar Kristof Kintera, who graced Basel two years ago with a solo survey at the Museum Tinguely. "Plus, collectors I met at Art (Basel) I also met here at VOLTA. And I tell you: I didn't expect this strong positive echo for these two artists, Karíma and Katarína...well for Sofie Švejdová (the youngest in the booth at age 25) as well. It makes our position as a gallery and our collaboration with VOLTA that much stronger."-

16.6.2016
18/06/2016

16.6.2016

16.6.2016

Only 2days left for Volta12 Basel. Stop by before it ends. Art, Business & Champaign!! #basel #kunst #volta #jirisvestka
17/06/2016

Only 2days left for Volta12 Basel. Stop by before it ends. Art, Business & Champaign!! #basel #kunst #volta #jirisvestka

Only 2days left for Volta12 Basel. Stop by before it ends. Art, Business & Champaign!! #basel #kunst #volta #jirisvestka

Jiří Švestka: "Berlin is poor, but sexy" - interview available on Czech newsstands today!http://archiv.ihned.cz/c1-65333...
17/06/2016
Berlín je chudý, ale sexy. Už v něm zůstanu, říká významný český galerista Jiří Švestka

Jiří Švestka: "Berlin is poor, but sexy" - interview available on Czech newsstands today!
http://archiv.ihned.cz/c1-65333210-jiri-svestka-rozhovor-galerie-berlin

Výrazná osobnost berlínské i pražské výtvarné scény říká, že být galeristou je emocionálně náročné povolání. Již dvacet let Jiří Švestka otevírá nadějným českým umělcům brány d světa. Před sedmi lety otevřel výstavní prostor v Berlíně.

Jiri Svestka Gallery at VOLTA12: Pavel Příkaský#volta12basel
17/06/2016

Jiri Svestka Gallery at VOLTA12: Pavel Příkaský
#volta12basel

Jiri Svestka Gallery at VOLTA12: Pavel Příkaský
#volta12basel

"Behind the scene" of our booth B10 at VOLTA12. Besides drawings by Sofie Švejdová , we have in our storage much more wo...
15/06/2016

"Behind the scene" of our booth B10 at VOLTA12. Besides drawings by Sofie Švejdová , we have in our storage much more works ready! For example paintings by Andrej Dubravsky, Hans Rath, Jan van der Pol, Pavel Příkaský...

"Behind the scene" of our booth B10 at VOLTA12. Besides drawings by Sofie Švejdová , we have in our storage much more works ready! For example paintings by Andrej Dubravsky, Hans Rath, Jan van der Pol, Pavel Příkaský...

VOLTA12 in Basel booth B10.Now with Karima Al-Mukhtarova!!
13/06/2016

VOLTA12 in Basel booth B10.Now with Karima Al-Mukhtarova!!

VOLTA12 in Basel booth B10.Now with Karima Al-Mukhtarova!!

VOLTA12 is opened! VIP's are already here, so are we. Excited to see you visiting our booth B10. #VOLTA12basel #jirisves...
13/06/2016

VOLTA12 is opened! VIP's are already here, so are we. Excited to see you visiting our booth B10. #VOLTA12basel #jirisvestkagallery

Cherry on the top! Karima Al-Mukhtarova, Untitled (Camel), 2015. Artist and gallerist cooperation #jirisvestkagallery #V...
12/06/2016

Cherry on the top! Karima Al-Mukhtarova, Untitled (Camel), 2015. Artist and gallerist cooperation #jirisvestkagallery #VOLTA12

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