In the auditorium of the National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Czech artist Jiří Kovanda will present his early and recent works in public spaces. The artist organised his first performances and interventions in Prague in the mid-1970’s. He was wearing everyday clothes, while performing and using regular materials and objects found on the street or nearby for his installations. The works were recorded through photography and short texts. In the 1980’s Kovanda turned to painting and collage, however since the beginning of the 21st century he is creating installations and performances again.
Jiří Kovanda lives and works in Prague. Recent years mark the rediscovery of his oeuvre in various countries in Europe and other parts of the world. Presently a site specific installation by Jiří Kovanda is on show at Reina Sofia (Madrid). An exhibition “About Neighbours and Passers-By” at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius opens a day before the lecture; it includes two Kovanda’s works from 1970’s.Go Back