The new gallery of contemporary art Drdova Gallery is pleased to open by the exhibition of Czech artist Jan Pfeiffer.
The exhibition Some Things Pass is an account of things that happen. One often reflects on their constellation, though only being able to perceive their mutual relationships. Its internal sense consists in the effort to capture these things in time as well as in the question of why grasp them in the first place. The line of thought of searching for eternal truths has merged with the artist’s account of his relationship to a person close to him; in the context of history as well as formal aspects.
Jan Pfeiffer was born in 1984 in Prague where he lives and works. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in the studio of Jiří Příhoda (Studio of Intermedia Art), he is the co-founder and curator of the Pavilon Gallery at Prague’s Lesser Quarter. He received the Essl Award CEE 2009 and won the Czech section of the Henkel Award 2011. Jan Pfeiffer had solo exhibitions in the etc. gallery (2011), in the Cube Gallery in the Meetfactory (2011), in the Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea in Rome (2011), in the City Gallery Prague at the Golden Ring (2010), in the Open Gallery in Bratislava (2010) and in the Youth Gallery in Brno (2010).
He participated in a whole range of collective exhibitions such as the Zlín Youth Salon, the Biennial of Young Artists in the Prague City Gallery, the Essl Museum in Klosterneuburg, the Brot Kunsthalle in Vienna and the MOCA in Taipei. In the following month, he is leaving for a residency in Ramallah, Palestine.