Kristof Kintera


Ikon presents the most comprehensive UK exhibition of work by Czech artist Kristof Kintera (b. 1973, Prague).

Internationally acclaimed for his sculptural, often kinetic works imbued with a characteristic energy and imaginative wit, Kintera offers an overview of new, recent, and archival works, shown in the UK for the first time.

THE END OF FUN! is a timely exhibition probing the apocalyptic environmental issues we currently face, taking on a new poignancy in today’s climate.

Crafted with a dark sense of humour, Kintera’s artistic practice addresses current affairs. Striking a balance between feigned triviality and fatality, his works comprise a lively and philosophical critique of hyper-capitalist systems, especially with respect to ecological concerns.

“I am aware of our responsibility for drastic changes of climate, extinctions of species and all kinds of living organisms, and therefore we’ll face sooner or later fatal problems. It is our shame, it is my shame.”

This exhibition catalogue features texts from independent curator and writer, Miroslav Ambroz and Ikon curator, Melanie Pocock

Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Kristof Kintera: THE END OF FUN! at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 17 September – 22 November 2020.

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