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Visiting Artist Lecture: Markéta Magidová, Children’s Imagination

16 March 2023 @ 17:00 - 18:30

Markéta Magidová is a Czech visual artist and a director. In her intermedia and feminist-oriented practice she seeks fragments, traces and catalysts of imagination across diverse minds, cultures and times. Images come to human minds in different ways. Through historical and visual representations they capture social stereotypes, expectations and codes as a cultural footprint.

In her talk, Magidová will introduce topics and themes that are related to questions around children’s imagination, what restricts them and how their visual thinking is free from the usual artistic and aesthetic norms that we create as a society and as adult culture-producers.

During the talk she will also present examples of her works – digital paintings, sculptures and animated films that often work with children’s drawings.

Markéta explores additional themes around gender and social norms, and the relationship between mythology and the present. Her animated films, digital images, and sculptures create a space both for new worlds and to reflect back on our existing world. She has participated in AIR programs at CEAAC, MeetFactory, Berlin Sessions, Visegrad Literary Fund and INI gallery in Prague.

Her work has been selected to screen at film festivals: Annecy International Animation Film Festival (2021), Bolton International Film Festival (2021), Filmfest Dresden (2021), Anifilm (2021), Bucheon International Animation Festival (2020), St. Louis International Film Festival (2020), Rome Independent Film Festival (2020)

Her work was selected for exhibition at: Dictionary of Imaginary Places, Gregor Podnar Gallery, Vienna; Beyond Nuclear Family: Home Sweet Home, EFA Project Space, New York (2022–23); Divination from a Night Sky Partially Obscured by Clouds, Prague City Gallery, Prague (2022); That’s Not a Fairy, That’s a Mum, Prague City Gallery, Prague (2021–22); Cuckoo Festival of Art in the Public Space, Ostrava (2021); Loop infinity down to side, Centre for Contemporary Art FUTURA, Prague (2019); Other Visions: Czech Video Art, Plexus Projects, New York (2018); Zero Minute Warning, Centre européen d’actions artistiques contemporaines, Strasbourg (2017); Soft Target, Institut français, Prague (2017); Tertium non datur, FAIT Gallery, Brno (2016); PLATOvideo05, PLATO Gallery, Ostrava (2015);
4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow (2014)

To learn more about Markéta and her work visit her website here.


16 March 2023
17:00 - 18:30
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PCU, Bishop’s Court Studios
Biskupsky dvůr 1147/6
Prague, 11000 Czech Republic
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