West London Projects

Previously Exhibited


Jan Mancuska Sorry for being so late

Jan Mancuska will be showing two installations across the gallery spaces where strips of 35mm film will hang vertically, illuminated by an artist designed light box. I asked my wife to blacken all the parts of my body which I cannot see, incorporates photo-documentation of a private act produced for public reception.

Mancuska’s other film-based work, Sorry for being so late, is similarly displayed in a grid of strips, creating a temporal-spatial array of images corresponding to a filmed action in a public park near the artist’s home in Prague. The grid’s horizontality corresponds to coordinates on a map of the park, and the vertical order is determined by the consecutive reel of photographs over time.

Artists


Jan Mancuska Biography

Born 1972 in Bratislava
Lives and works in Prague and Berlin

Education
1986-1990

Secondary School of Applied Arts in Prague

1991-1998

Academy of Fine Arts Prague

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2007

The Invisible - Acting in Sequences, Frankfurter Kunstverein
A Gap, Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe

2006

The First Minute of the Rest of a Movie (with Jonas Dahlberg), Kunstverein Bonn,

2005

Home Alone, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
True Story, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
Time in Sequences, City Gallery Bratislava, Palffy Palace, Bratislava, Slovakia

2004

Jan Mancuska, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
Read it…, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions
2007

Made in Germany, Überblicksschau zur jüngeren Gegenwartskunst in Deutschland, Sprengel Museum Hanover
Zwischen zwei Toden / between two deaths, ZKM Karlsruhe
Some Time Waiting, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris
Tricky, Galeria Estrany-de la Mota, Barcelona
Punktum, Futura Gallery, Prague
Gross domestic product, City Gallery, Prague

2006

Yes Bruce Nauman, Zwirner & Wirth, New York
tranzit : Auditoriu, Stage, Backstage. An Exposure in 32 Acts, Frankfurt Kunstverein
Riss/ Lücke/ Scharnier A, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Rosmarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna
I/Ich, Performative Onthology, Secession, Vienna
This is Not for You, Diskurse der Skulptur, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
Undo Redo, Kunsthalle Fridericianum Kassel
Of Mice and Men, 4th Berlin Biennale, Berlin 
Kontakt, MUMOK Vienna and tranzit studios, Bratislava

2005

The Last Generation, Apex Art, New York
William Horner, Jan Mancuska, Hollybush Gardens, London, UK
Temporary Imports, ArtForum Berlin 2005, Berlin
Wall Pieces, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels
Déjà vu, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Wien
Narrow Focus, tranzit studios, Bratislava
Cultural Domestication, Instinctual Desire, CVA Gallery, University of Toledo, Ohio
Sutton Lane in Paris, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Sutton Lane Gallery, Paris
Zvon 2005, Biennial of Young Art, City Gallery, Prague

2004

Jindricha Chalupeckeho Award - Final 2004, Czech Republic
Open, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Pennsylvania
Like Beads on an Abacus designed to Calculate Infinity, Rockwell Gallery, London
Observatory, Palais Des Arts, Dresden

Works


Selected works from the exhibition

Sorry for being so late, 2007
Courtesy westlondonprojects
Photograph by Andy Keate
©Jan Mancuska, 2007
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 Sorry for being so late , 2007