New Wave Floods the Trade Fair Palace

Graduates of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague have left their studios and moved their work to the National Gallery as part of the exhibition New Wave. 2017 AVU graduates. Despite waves representing something constant, repeating with every orbit of the moon in high and low tides, every wave has the possibility of bringing something new to the shore. The exhibition thus continues in the footsteps of the Nouvelle Vague of cinematography of the 1960s, the New Wave of popular music of the 1970s and 80s, as well as the New Wave of Slovak photography of the 1980s. 

The new wave of work from the 46 young artists from 17 studios, which flooded the Promenade of the Trade Fair Palace, connects the future to the past, surfing the internet with Baroque draperies. In the works, today’s world of digital images, global crises and social networks encounters forms of traditional media and approaches. Curator Václav Janoščík has enriched the concept of the exhibition with a wave of textiles in the form of installation elements and labels. In regular waves, the exhibition showed sculptures from figurative to abstract, painting and graphic work, intermedia works, restoration work and architectural models.

The exhibition New Wave. 2017 AVU Graduates took place at the Trade Fair Palace of the National Gallery in Prague from 24 June 2016 to 30 July 2017.    

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