Martin Kohout

Born in Prague, 1984 and lives in Berlin/ Prague

Martin Kohout, is a Czech artist living in Berlin and Prague. He has studied at the film academy FAMU in Prague and arts academies UdK in Berlin and Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. He is the founder and director ofTLTRPreß publishing house.  He was nominated for the Jindrich Chalupecky Award for young Czech artists in 2014. His works investigate absurd consumerism that seeks to make life under capitalism easier, and help you not only to survive but also to produce at a higher rate. Through factual installations, new media, objects, actions, video and sounds he develops ideas on hibernation, productivity and the absurdity of corporate branding. Among his projects: Watching Martin Kohout, a body of work of over 800 videos using YouTube as a platform. He has exhibited in solo in very diverse situations: from galeries such as Exile in Berlin to the Frankfurt offices of corporate consulting firm McKinsey & Company, invited to create a piece for their workplace, and in group exhibitions in museums such as Prague National Gallery or Bundeskunsthalle Bonn.

Martin Kohout: Jokes Machines make about humans: 2nd infusion
In Martin Kohout‘s insistent, sometimes serial surveys several artistic disciplines are clamped....
21 Jan 2016 - 27 Feb 2016
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