Everyone is cordially invited to attend the exhibition opening and concert taking place at AAU.

The artists Marketa Jachimova and Dan Vlcek paint in black. Substantial black sculptures and canvases harking back to Kazimir Malevich, the Russian Suprematist, and the LA punk band Black Flag, or the flags flown from European public buildings when a significant life ends.

 

 “Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, the only fact we have. It seems to me that one ought to rejoice in the fact of death—ought to decide, indeed, to earn one’s death by confronting with passion the conundrum of life. One is responsible for life: It is the small beacon in that terrifying darkness from which we come and to which we shall return.” 

                                                                                                                                          James Baldwin

 

 

“Angels fly through the imaginative worlds of Kafka, Benajmin and Scholem, as they do in such painters as Giotto, Fra Angelica, Blake, Klee and hundreds of others…. Angels and God are always avant-garde, unpredictable.” 

                                                                                              From “The Second Diasporist Manifesto” R.B. Kitaj 

 

 

“Walter Benjamin said that an angel reminds us of everything we have forgotten.” 

                          From “Never Any End to Paris,” Enrique Vila-Matas

 

“Angels” sculptures by Marketa Jachimova

“Reverb of Baroque” a sound installation by Daniel Vlcek

 

Concert at 20:00

Ba:zel, the electro-acoustic project of Daniel Vlcek and Ewe Lin Ka