Nine things
group exhibition
16. 8. – 10. 9. 2017
opening: 15. 9. 2017 from 6 pm

We are talking about things.
Not personalities.
We prefer talking about things.
They snuggle up against the wall, against the floor and to each other.
That attracts us. It is so pure.
The way they stand, will they do well.
Personalities hide.
They tend to be conceited.
They demand feelings, require admiration, compare themselves to others.
They fail.
We do not play with personalities.
They push us away.
We play with things.
We give them dimension.
We make them alive.
Things do not compare themselves to other things.
They come to the foreground.
They stand in the way.
They stand in the way over and over again.
Personalities are jealous of them.
They stand in front of them, walk around them, turn their back on them and leave.

 

Three things from the Studio of Intermedia Work III at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague were chosen by Tomáš Vaněk, three by Jiří Skála and three by Jiří Kovanda.

 

hiding - thing of Tomáš Kajánek
smoothing - thing of Petra Skořepová
talking - thing of Tereza Darmovzalová
threatening - thing of Kateřina Konvalinová
complaining - thing of Lucie Fryčová
arranging - thing of Ondřej Doskočil
disintegrating - thing of David Bůžek
running - thing of Zuzana Jírová
moistening - thing of Marek Šefrna


Jelení Gallery exhibition program is possible through kind support of Ministry of Culture of the Czech RepublicPrague City CouncilState Fund of Culture of the Czech RepublicCity District Prague 7

Media support: Artycok.tvArtMapjlbjlt.net and UMA: You Make Art