Atrium na Žižkově
Michal Škapa (CZ)
A human silhouette, human skeleton, nervous system and metaphorically also human body and soul reveals from the darkness. With his object, Michal Škapa follows up to the history of the Atrium in Žižkov, the tragic periods of plagues and wars and the citizens clinging to belief.
Luminosity in neon tubes highlights the gas that serves for Michal Škapa as a metaphor for an invisible soul of the place.
Use of neon tubes is a follow up to the acclaimed author’s artwork in which he interconnects painting and neon in one unity. Apart from that, he refers to a strong tradition of neon signs without which we cannot imagine Prague at the times of the first republic.
The installation at the Atrium premises is accompanied with the object Flag which is a small contribution to the 100th anniversary of the Czech Republic.