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Program

22 Dec 2016 - 24 Dec 2016

Petra Hudcová at Night Light Festival

Nightlight Festival is back in the streets of Newe Shaanan for the third year running. The first candle lighting of Hannukah and Christmas eve happen to occur on the same night this year so it's time to light up the hood and party!

 

This multi sensory experience in public space, installations, street musicians, parties and food will take place from December 22 to December 24 in the historical part of the neighborhood on the only section of the 'Menorah plan’ built according to the original vision of an architect of Czech origin Joseph Tischler. Moreover, Czech artist-in-residence at Artport Tel Aviv Petra Hudcová will participate at this year edition.


Petra Hudcova

"I am interested in the way our perception is shaped by mechanisms of power through architecture, urbanism and art works in public spaces. I am drawn to phenomena, often ideological, which reflect certain failed dreams and attempt to manipulate people’s perception and vulnerability. During the past few years I have been inspired by architecture; urbanism and art works in public spaces in the period of modernism, especially in Casablanca (Morocco), Dakar (Senegal) and Chandigarh (India). These places are examples of modernism marked by cultural translations into totally different political, social, technological, economic conditions. They somehow display modernism's ineffective ambition for social change. My research in Tel Aviv is a continuation of the study of forms and their change within different contexts."

Petra Hudcova was born in Prague where she also lives and works. She has studied BA in Fine Art at the Leeds Metropolitan University and completed her MA at the University of the Arts (CSM) in London in 2006. She has exhibited and participated in art residencies internationally. Her work integrates a wide range of practices from drawing, photography, video and light installation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program of the festival

 

Venue:

Newe Shaanan, Tel Aviv

Date

From: 22 Dec 2016
To: 24 Dec 2016

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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