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  • Zoe Barcza, Melanie Bonajo, Chris Coy, Harm van den Dorpel, Lars Holdhus, Thomas Jeppe, Piotr Lakomy, Tan Lin, Petros Moris, Niko Princen, Raphaela Vogel

    Driving Fast Nowhere

    30.11.2013–8.2.2014 Prague Curated by Martin Kohout
    • Text by Martin Kohout


    At the last minute, Zoe Barcza looks directly into Melanie Bonajo’s eyes and asks her kindly: “How many hours a day do you work, darling?” ... as if this century hadn’t happened yet.

    Lars Holdhus sits across from Chris Coy at a local 24/7, stirring his cold coffee. Five breakfasts later, one quick fix, a thousand years.
    Thomas Jeppe, Martin Kohout and Piotr Łakomy join the table in slow motion.

    On the day of summer solstice, Tan Lin stands aside with Petros Moris at his side, lighting his cigarette. We all dance together without knowing the dance moves, but knowing the music. Without needing to talk. Raphaela Vogel, Niko Princen and a mass of flowing bodies at the brim of dusk. Weaving in circles and intersections, wearing name tags that shake too fast to read.

    Harm van den Dorpel is about to tell a joke about waiting.

    Driving Fast Nowhere

    Polansky Gallery is pleased to present a group show Driving Fast Nowhere curated by Martin Kohout. The exhibition is accompanied by a digital publication of the same name, co-published by TLTRPreß. It will be available at the gallery's website and at tltr.biz.

    Participating artists:

    Zoe Barcza, b. 1984 in Toronto, Canada, lives in Stockholm.
    Melanie Bonajo, b. 1978 in Heerlen, Netherlands, lives in Amsterdam and Berlin.
    Chris Coy, b. 1980 in Utah, USA, lives in Las Vegas.
    Harm van den Dorpel, b. 1981 in Zaandamu, Netherlands, lives in Berlin.
    Lars Holdhus, b. 1986 in Oslo, Norway, lives in Berlin.
    Thomas Jeppe, b. 1984 in Perth, Australia, lives in Sao Paulo.
    Piotr Łakomy, b. 1983 in Skwierzyna, Poland, lives in Poznań.
    Petros Moris, b. 1986 in Lamia, Greece, lives in London and Athens.
    Niko Princen, b. 1979 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, lives in Berlin.
    Raphaela Vogel, b. 1988 in Nürnberg, Germany, lives in Frankfurt am Main.

    Special thanks to: Bohdan Heblík, Kristýna Zezulková and Ondřej Zezulka and David Kořínek.