Hans Peter Kuhn: Cycles / Cykly | exhibition

ExhibitionCella Gallery and Hovorny, Opava

Cella Gallery and Hovorny
3. 5. – 20. 6. 2024

The opening will take place on 3rd May at 18:00 in front of Hovorny at Masaryk Avenue 22, then we will move to Cella Gallery.

The exhibition at Cella Gallery will present Hans Peter Kuhn as the author of impressive audiovisual compositions (Richtungsweisend, 2020) and also as a composer whose sound compositions can take forms that are completely reduced and inaudible (Aus der Tiefe, 2007/2024). For Hovorny, Hans Peter Kuhn has prepared a scenographic installation called Cycles. He sets aside all technologies and tells a story of a consumptive cycle without beginning or end from discarded materials.

Hans Peter Kuhn (*1952)
Lives and works in Berlin and in Amino (JP)
German artist and composer Hans Peter Kuhn has been active on the international art scene since the late 1970s. During his time working as a sound technician and sound designer at the Schaubühne am Halleschen Ufer theater in Berlin, he began collaborating with prominent figures in contemporary theater, choreography, scenography, and dance. This collaboration notably connected him with avant-garde American director Robert Wilson, with whom Kuhn has since collaborated on more than thirty productions and installations. In 1993, they jointly received the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale. Since the 1980s, Kuhn has also worked as an artist and author of spatial installations, in addition to his involvement in contemporary theater and dance. His main interest lies in the spatial effects of light and sound. His mastery of technology allows him to precisely shape environments whether working inside galleries or outdoors. He has created extensive site-specific installations in public spaces in New York, Leeds, Singapore, Pittsburgh, and Berlin, among others. His work is represented in leading international collections and has been exhibited in institutions across Europe, the United States, Japan, and in other countries. Since 2012, he has been teaching at the University of the Arts in Berlin. The exhibitions Cycles / Cykly at the Cella Gallery and the subsequent Undefined Landscape IV / Nevymezená krajina IV at the House of Art in Opava are his first presentations in the Czech Republic.

Contact and opening hours

Bludný kámen, z.s.

Gudrichova 6,
746 01 Opava
IČ: 66144108

Cella Gallery

Matiční 4,
746 01 Opava
Tue–Thu: 9–17


Masarykova tř. 22,
746 01 Opava
Mon–Sun: 0-24

The activities of Bludný kámen are financially supported by grants from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Statutory City of Opava.