《Feast-table》
2013
Collection of the Artist
Photo Gabriel Urbánek

《Between Heaven and Earth》
2015
Collection of the Artist
Photo: Ondřej Kocourek

《My Dear, Hunter from Lavondyss》
2009
Collection of the Artist
Photo: Gabriel Urbánek

《White Rose》
2017
Collection of the Artist
Photo: Gabriel Urbánek

《Rock and Roll Shaun the Sheep》
2018
Collection of the Artist
Photo: Gabriel Urbánek

《Flaming Stele》
2001
Collection of the Artist
Photo : Otmar Průša

《David and Goliath》
2015
Collection of the Artist
Photo: Gabriel Urbánek

Exhibition

Alena MatĕjkaJourney to the mystic world

Period : Saturday, July 7, 2018– Monday, September 3, 2018

Opening Hours : 9:30-18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.)

Closed : July 18, August 8 and August 22

Venue : Exhibition Room 3(3F)

Summary

“Alena Matĕjka: Journey to the mystic world” is the first solo exhibition in Japan by the Czech Republic-based artist Alena Matĕjka (b. 1966). Matĕjka set her heart on becoming an artist from on early age. After attending the Secondary School of Glassmaking in Kamenický Šenov she went on to study at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, developing a wide-ranging practice using such materials as glass and stone. Taking inspiration from chance encounters in her daily life, the natural environment around her, connections with other people, and living myths, cultures and stories, she creates large-scale sculptures and installations.

The patterns and materials incorporated in the artworks have been collected by the artist, who conjures a mysterious world in which reality and fantasy seem to merge by combining the narratives and backgrounds of these elements with her own memories, experiences and imaginings. In the presence of her works, our own imaginations expand in various ways as we are drawn into Matĕjka’s peculiar worldview.

Information

Admission

Adult: 700Yen(500Yen) College students: 500Yen(300Yen)
Elem/JH/HS: free
*Price in brackets for groups of 20 or more
*The ticket also allow admission to Collection Exhibition and Glass Art Garden
* Combined tickets with other special exhibitions are available.

Supported by

THE KITANIPPON SHIMBUN, THE TOYAMA SHIMBUN, Kitanihon Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Tulip TV INC., Toyama Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd.

Contact

Toyama Glass Art Museum