‘The Inhabitant’ by Klára Hosnedlová and Nona Inescu at Polansky Gallery

Klára Hosnedlová, Untitled (from the series Girls Want to Learn) wood upholstered furniture with model Nataša Novotná, 2018
‘The Inhabitant’ by Klára Hosnedlová and Nona Inescu at Polansky Gallery
Klára Hosnedlová, Untitled (from the series Girls Want to Learn) wood upholstered furniture with model Nataša Novotná, 2018

Some animals’ bodies are so vulnerable to their surroundings that they need to be encased in hard shells to survive.

(Her mother always told her she better get a thick skin)

My shell is composed of a few rituals that arm me against the outside world. It is not so much physical danger that it shields me from, but more a feeling of total loss of control. I light a candle and stare at the flame. I get into the bath and let my body dissolve. I take a Brightening Infusion Hydrogel Sheet Mask out of its wrapping and lay it on top of my face for 20 minutes. All of this wellness makes me softer, as if to protect against hardening.

Nona Inescu, Our Flesh Surrounds Us with Its Own Decisions, 2017, latex, surgical steel piercings, chrome-plated steel 155 x 75 x 55 cm
Nona Inescu, Our Flesh Surrounds Us with Its Own Decisions, detail, 2017, latex, surgical steel piercings, chrome-plated steel 155 x 75 x 55 cm
The Inhabitant, 2018, Exhibition View, Polansky Gallery
Klára Hosnedlová, Untitled (from the series Girls Want to Learn) wood upholstered furniture with model Nataša Novotná, 2018
Klára Hosnedlová, Untitled (from the series Girls Want to Learn), 2018, embroidery on canvas, 22.2 x 17.5 cm
Klára Hosnedlová, Untitled (from the series Girls Want to Learn), 2018, embroidery on canvas, 22.5 x 18 cm
The Inhabitant, 2018, Exhibition View, Polansky Gallery
The Inhabitant, 2018, Exhibition View, Polansky Gallery
Klára Hosnedlová, Untitled, 2018, ceramic, metal earring

“All of your problems ever are because you are not drinking enough water.”

When you say someone has come out of their shell, it’s like saying that they are becoming – they’ve been reborn. Hermit crabs will outgrow their shells and search for new ones. Only under the cover of night do they scuttle naked across the sand, never to be seen whilst unveiled.

The Inhabitant, 2018, Exhibition View, Polansky Gallery
Nona Inescu, Lodger (Hypothetical Ancestral Mollusc), 2018
The Inhabitant, 2018, Exhibition View, Polansky Gallery
The Inhabitant, 2018, Exhibition View, Polansky Gallery

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ArtistKlára Hosnedlová, Nona Inescu
ExhibitionThe Inhabitant
Place / venuePolansky Gallery, Prague
Dates17 March – 5 May 2018
Curated byChristina Gigliotti
PhotosRadek Brousil
Websitewww.polanskygallery.com/en
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