Archiving the Present

window-gallery exhibition
Matěj Frank & Jasmin Schaitl
07. March – end of April 2020
139arspace gallery, London UK

An exhibition about the ephemerality of every moment – and the time spent observing it.

For this exhibition the two artists Matěj Frank and Jasmin Schaitl are presenting a video (Jasmin) and a drawing project (Matej) realized on-site for 139artspace window gallery. In both works the artists observe time and duration and attempt to capture this observation through a chosen material and method, creating a circulating dialogue between their works.

When does the present start or end? Is it only about the point of view to realize and see what is present and what is past? What methods can we develop to immediately create a sort archive of one moment? How does an archive direct us into the present moment? What does a past moment that is observed in the present time evoke in us?

Matěj and Jasmin are both visual artists coming from different starting points, but both creating work with a strong performative character. In 2017 they started several durational collaborative works, based on the topics of time and archive.




With the kind support of the Austrian Cultural Forum London and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.