Chair Art by Jan Svankmajer

Chair Art by Jan Svankmajer

Jan Svankmajer had an overview exhibition in Eye Amsterdam, a film Museun.

One of the great Czech filmmakers, JAN SVANKMAJER was born in 1934 in Prague where he still lives. He trained at the Institute of Applied Arts from 1950 to 1954 and then at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts (Department of Puppetry). He soon became involved in the Theatre of Masks and the famous Black Theatre, before entering the Laterna Magika Puppet Theatre where he first encountered film. In 1970 he met his wife, the surrealist painter Eva Svankmajerova, and the late Vratislav Effenberger, the leading theoretician of the Czech Surrealist Group, which Svankmajer joined and of which he still remains a member.

Svankmajer made his first film in 1964 and for over thirty years has made some of the most memorable and unique animated films ever made, gaining a reputation as one of the world’s foremost animators, and influencing filmmakers from Tim Burton to The Brothers Quay.

Sit Still by Eline Brouwers

Sit still by Eline Brouwers

At first glance you do not realize that it’s meant to sit on this chair. It creates the illusion to fall apart. I started with the frame, from there I started to design. In the end I chose to use old paintings in order not to make the essence of the frame disappear. This chair consists entirely of recycled materials.

Little Opium by Tal R:

Little Opium by Tal R

Little Opium by Tal R

Found it at Tim van Laere Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium.

Tal R

(Tal Shlomo Rosenzweig)

Born 1967 in Tel Aviv, Israel

Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark

Art? Hm… Just because it is shown in an Art Gallery???

Merry Christmas

Christmas tree of chairs
We whish all our readers a Merry Christmas with this Christmas tree of chairs that a friend jus sent me. The photo is by Nils Sager and the location Amman-Hofer-Platz in Interlaken, Switserland.

Very eco conscious a Christmas tree of chairs, as there are too many chairs in the world already and each and every day more chairs are produced and there are not trees enough around.

construction of the Christmas tree of chairs

2017 is the third year the Chair Christmas tree being construed in Interlaken. The installation is an idea of Barbara Kiener of the Kulturgarage. First they erect a steel construction like the ones used for real Christmastrees…however they fill it with tons of pebbles to keep the structure stable enough for a tree of 6 meter hight and 3 meter wide.

Source: Jungfrauzeitung 2015 and 2016