Sofie Švejdová - Andreas Schmitten
17 Sep 2019 – 09 Nov 2019
Jiri Svestka Gallery Prague
Jiri Svestka Gallery Prague was founded in 1995 by art historian and curator Dr. Jiri Svestka after his resettlement from Germany, where he was, among other things, director of Kunstverein Duesseldorf and chief-curator of Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.
The mission of the gallery, which was one of the first private galleries in Czech Republic, has been – since its establishment – to enforce Czech and Central-European art in the international context. On the other hand, the aim is also to introduce interesting and various positions of the international art in Prague. Both of these tasks were handled successfully by the gallery.
Czech and Central-European artists who exhibited in the gallery (Katarzyna Kozyra, Marketa Othova, Jitka Hanzlova, Ioana Nemes, Dan Perjovschi, Kristof Kintera, Petra Feriancova, Rafal Bujnowski and others) has established themselves on the European art scene and also since then have had exhibitions in significant public institutions.
International artists that were introduced in Prague by the gallery (Dan Graham, Doug Aitken, Robert Wilson, Siah Armajani, Ger van Elk, Juliao Sarmento, Juan Munoz, Robert Moskowitz, Jorg Immendorff, Ryan Mendoza, Tony Cragg and others) have enhanced Czech culture and set a high level for Czech contemporary art and its perception.