Exhibition

    Landscape

    exhibition by Denisa Lehocká and Boris Ondreička

    BAK, Utrecht (NL)

    Although Denisa Lehocká and Boris Ondreička each have their own independent, distinct artistic practice, their interests overlap on several levels. The exhibition Landscape presents both their individual works as well as results of the processes of mutual influence and collaborations. While Lehocká engages in an introspective method contemplating her own thoughts, feelings, desires, dreams, and memories, Ondreička rather opts for an outward observation of what is happening around him. Where the reflexive pursuit by Lehocká results in a complex entity of organic structures, ephemeral objects, and drawings, Ondreička focuses his attention towards registering new artificial topographies as the outcome of various developments in society, or examines how music, literature, film, and activist practices impact our understanding of the contemporary. Presented together, Lehocká and Ondreička bring the reference to the art-historical genre of landscape into a contemporary perspective.

    In the recent past, within BAK’s practice of longer-term collaborative partnerships with artists that usually develop towards solo exhibitions, Lehocká and Ondreička contributed to projects such as: Now What? Dreaming a better world in six parts, 2003, in which their artistic contribution was the installation plan for part one; the exhibition On Hope and Other Misunderstandings; Now What? Artists Write!, to which Ondreička contributed a text; and Cordially Invited, 2004, in which their individual works were presented.