Artist: Klára Hosnedlová
Title: 16th Lyon Biennale manifesto of fragility
Curators: Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath
Venue: Lyon Biennale, Fagor Factories, Lyon, France
Photos: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and ©Lyon Biennale
Klára Hosnedlová’s corporeal, immersive installations address utopian visions and imagine our future, post-nature selves. Interweaving architectural elements with performance, sculpture and also embroidery, her site-specific works are choreographed to develop fictional narratives that pose ‘what-if’ open-ended scenarios.
In her practice, Hosnedlová’s focuses on historical perception, specifically as it relates to utopian design and architecture. Often responding to a particular site or place, the artist researches past experimental projects that exemplify a utopian quest, highlighting how nostalgia for these past futurisms is an essential aspect of global culture. Elements drawn from science fiction, technological advancements and the natural world are combined to create at her object-based, large-scale installations. Together they have the feeling of having been arrived at organically; part of an untrammelled natural process yet guided by a man-made impulse to create a symbolic structure. Conscious that architecture will become the relics for future generations, Hosnedlová’s projects evoke a ‘futuristic archaeological mood’ through their sensual and tactile materiality and detail-orientated attention to form.