Exhibition17.09.202022.11.2020
PAST EXHIBITION

Krištof Kintera

THE END OF FUN! – Explore online

Exhibition17.09.202022.11.2020
PAST EXHIBITION

Krištof Kintera

THE END OF FUN! – Explore online

Ikon presents the most comprehensive UK exhibition of work by Czech artist Krištof Kintera (b. 1973, Prague). Internationally acclaimed for his sculptural, often kinetic works imbued with a characteristic energy and imaginative wit, Kintera offers an overview of new, recent, and archival works, shown in the UK for the first time. Filling both gallery floors, whilst also expanding into the public realm, THE END OF FUN! is a timely exhibition probing the apocalyptic environmental issues we currently face, taking on a new poignancy in today’s climate.

Crafted with a dark sense of humour, Kintera’s artistic practice addresses current affairs. Striking a balance between feigned triviality and fatality, his works comprise a lively and philosophical critique of hyper-capitalist systems, especially with respect to ecological concerns: “I am aware of our responsibility for drastic changes of climate, extinctions of species and all kinds of living organisms, and therefore we’ll face sooner or later fatal problems. It is our shame, it is my shame.”

This exhibition is supported by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London, Czech Centre London and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. It is accompanied by a catalogue with texts from independent curator and writer Miroslav Ambroz and Ikon curator Melanie Pocock

 

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Get creative with our family activity during Halloween weekend. Taking inspiration from Krištof Kintera’s exhibition THE END OF FUN! you can make your own masks inspired by the heads of figures in Kintera’s work Evolution Revision.

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