Jindřich’s Model #1: Petr Nikl
Since 2019 is the year of the 30th year of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award, its organizers have decided to look back to the award’s distant past and remind the audience of a few of the art projects from the first twenty years. The selection is focused on works that were particularly stimulating or progressive in the context of the time of their creation, while promising an interesting reinterpretation within the current situation.
During October and November, the one-night exhibitions of the selected artists will take place regularly in the Berlinskej Model Gallery in Prague, who will rethink the projects in a different context, moving them forward in some way regarding form and content, or supplement them with new works or comments.
The first of the addressed authors is Petr Nikl (* 1960), Jindřich Chalupecký laureate from 1995. Petr Nikl graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in 1987. While at school he already belonged to a young generation of artists who were to fundamentally shape Czech post-revolutionary art. His versatile work includes painting, graphics, photography, performance and sculpture. However, Nikl’s creative activities have always gone beyond the boundaries of fine arts – he is an actor, singer, puppet actor and writer.
The Jindřich’s Model exhibition series has been realized with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the City of Prague, the Prague Foundation and the Center for Contemporary Art and Art District 7.