Alena Matĕjka: Journey to the mystic world


Alena Matĕjka: Journey to the mystic world

Feast-table, 2013, Collection of Artist, Photo by Gabriel Urbánek

“Alena Matĕjka: Journey to the mystic world” is the first solo exhibition in Japan by the Czech Republic-based artist Alena Matĕjka (b. 1966). Matĕjka set her heart on becoming an artist from on early age. After attending the Secondary School of Glassmaking in Kamenický Šenov she went on to study at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, developing a wide-ranging practice using such materials as glass and stone. Taking inspiration from chance encounters in her daily life, the natural environment around her, connections with other people, and living myths, cultures and stories, she creates large-scale sculptures and installations.

The patterns and materials incorporated in the artworks have been collected by the artist, who conjures a mysterious world in which reality and fantasy seem to merge by combining the narratives and backgrounds of these elements with her own memories, experiences and imaginings. In the presence of her works, our own imaginations expand in various ways as we are drawn into Matĕjka's peculiar worldview.

Period:

July 7 – September 3, 2018

Venue:

Exhibition Room 3 (3F), Toyama Glass Art Museum

Hours:

9:30-18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)

*On the first day, the exhibition will open after the opening ceremony.

Closed:

July 18, August 8 and August 22, 2018

Organized by:

Toyama Glass Art Museum

Supported by:

THE KITANIPPON SHIMBUN, THE TOYAMA SHIMBUN, Kitanihon Broadcasting Co., Ltd., TULIP-TV INC., Toyama Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd.


Feast-Cuckoo-Clock, 2013, Collection of Artist, Photo by Gabriel Urbánek
Between Heaven and Earth, 2015, Collection of Artist, Photo by Ondřej Kocourek
My Dear, Hunter from Lavondyss, 2009, Collection of Artist, Photo by Gabriel Urbánek

Related Event

Artist Talk by Alena Matĕjka

Note:Consecutive interpreting from English into Japanese will be provided.

Date & Time:

July 7, 2018
14:00 p.m.-

Venue:

Exhibition Room 3 (3F), Toyama Glass Art Museum

Admission:

Please present the ticket for today to the exhibition.

Admission

Adult: ¥700 (¥500) College students: ¥500 (¥300)

*Elem/JH/HS: free
*Price in brackets for groups of 20 or more.

* Combined tickets with other special exhibitions are available.

*Tickets also allow admission to the Permanent Exhibition.


Access

From Toyama St.

20 minute walk

From Toyama St., take the Tram (Shinaidensha) for Minami-Toyama-Eki-Mae and get off at "Nishicho". 1 minutes walk.

From Toyama St., take City Loop Line(Shinaidensha Kanjo-sen) and get off at “Grand Plaza Mae”. 2 minutes walk.

Required time

Approx. 10 minutes from Toyama St. by Tram (Shinaidensha)

From Toyama Airport

From Toyama Airport, take a local bus called Toyama Kuko-sen (Toyama Airport Line) and get off at “Sogawa”. 4 minutes walk.

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5-1 Nishicho, Toyama City, Toyama 930-0062, Japan

TEL 076-461-3100

FAX 076-461-3310

http://www.toyama-glass-art-museum.jp/en/