magdalena jetelová pacific ring of fire 08.11.2019 - 25.01.2020

Opening during the Munich PLATEAU Weekend
Friday, November 8, 2019, 6 – 9 p.m.
introduction by Kristina Larischova, Consul General of the Czech Republic in Munich
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Schellingstr. 48 | 80799 Munich

The latest project of Czech artist Magdalena Jetelova (born 1946) ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’, as in her 1992 ‘Iceland Project’, revisits the theme of the natural, geological borders. At the point where the pacific plate meets several other continental plates, the Pacific Ring of Fire surrounds the pacific plate in a horseshoe shape with a volcanic belt. In Patagonia, Jetelova uses mathematical calculations to mark the plate boundary with a laser beam, as clear elevations are not visible due to the eternal ice. Messages like ‘Essential is visible’ were written with a laser pointer on the changing, partly collapsing icebergs. The drastic geological changes caused by climate change clearly resound in these photographic images presented in large-format light boxes.

Until December 7, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Christliche Kunst, Munich, is showing the exhibition ‘Essential is visible’ with Magdalena Jetelova. A catalog accompanies the exhibition. On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 7 p.m. there will be an artist talk with catalog presentation.

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