Lukas Hofmann will present his work in an artist talk with performative elements, in the Brutalist Cinema of the Czech Embassy.
Lukas Hofmann (b. 1993, Prague) is currently artist-in-residence at Jupiter Woods, London. Hofmann’s work grows from the border between sculpture, performance, and styling, and aims to question contemporary individualism, states of uncertainty and territorial instability, through generating moments of intimacy.
During his residency at Jupiter Woods, Lukas is undertaking research to further expand on his performance practice, as well as to develop an investigation that has informed his recent curatorial work at Futura Projects, Prague, with the group exhibition A Guiding Dog for a Blind Dog. He is also continuing with the preparation of an artist book/catalogue to accompany the project. This eclectic research glimpses at the seeming axioms of reality by examining the soft and often-times cracked textures of its surface.
The talk will serve as an introduction for an immersive performative workshop held at Jupiter Woods later in the week.
After the talk, there will be drinks kindly offered by The Czech Centre.
Hofmann's works of note include Phantom Limb performance at Danish National Gallery (Copenhagen, DK), Enzyme at Galerie Frangulyan (Paris, FR), Dry Me a River at a 5000 sqm cleared out Bauhaus hobby market for Plato (Ostrava, CZ), Retrospective performance at the National Gallery (Prague, CZ), classic arrangement of four white roses in collaboration with Dan Bodan at the Schinkel Pavillion (Berlin, DE), big bag with Barbara Klawitter and Nico Arauner at Moderna Museet (Stockholm, SE), IKEA Made Fashion, hosted at Galerie AVU (Prague, CZ), and l’eau des algues with Nils Lange at Cabaret Voltaire, for the closing of Manifesta 11 (Zurich, CH). Each shows a different side to Hofmann’s focus on ritualised play, open collaboration, and the styling of a vigorous resistance to today’s sensory autopilotism.
Doors open 6:30pm, screening begins promptly at 7pm.
The event is free but please make sure you register via Eventbrite in advance, as the capacity at the cinema of The Czech Embassy is limited.
With the kind support and generosity of The Czech Centre and Futura Contemporary Art.