Prague

Jårg Geismar

Jiri Svestka | Prague

The word “daydreaming” was written in yellow Letraset on the narrow glass-brick wall in the gallery’s front room—turning this found architectural element into a cover page announcing the exhibition’s title. The Swedish-German artist Jårg Geismar let himself be inspired by Prague, a fascinating city of contrasts, known for its “K and K” (“Kaiserlich und Königlich,” that is, “imperial and royal”) architecture from the Hapsburg era and as a hotspot of the European rave scene. Eschewing specific reference, the works—although for the most part created here—seemed more the product of an emotional than a topographical exploration of the city. The drawings, done directly on glass or on paper framed between glass, were reminiscent of associative sketches jotted down quickly in a café to capture a fleeting thought, a street scene, an architectural vista—but one we cannot exactly decipher. For the

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