westlondonprojects is pleased to announce an exhibition by Ján Mancuska.
Mancuska will be showing two installations. Strips of 35mm film will hang vertically, illuminated by an artist designed light box. I asked my wife to blacken all the parts of my body which I cannot see, incorporates photo-documentation of a private act produced for public reception.
Mancuska's other film-based work, Sorry being so late, is similarly displayed in a grid of strips, creating a temporal-spatial array of images corresponding to a filmed action in a public park near the artist's home in Prague. The grid's horizontality corresponds to coordinates on a map of the park, and the vertical order is determined by the consecutive reel of photographs over time.
Ján Mancuska, born in Bratislava in 1972, studied at Academy of Fine Arts Prague 1991-1998. Recent solo exhibitions include A Gap at Galerie Meyer-Riegger, Karlsruhe, and The First Minute of the Rest of a Movie (with Jonas Dahlberg), shown at Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn and Neue Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St. Gallen. True Story was shown at Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York in 2005. Major recent group exhibitions have included Made in Germany at Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover and Between Two Deaths at ZKM, Karlsruhe and Of Mice and Men, The 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art.