States of Things

_MG_0146

 

Karlin Studios, Prague, 24. 2. – 14. 3. 2006

participating artists: Silvina Arismendi, Vasil Artamonov, Zbyněk Baladrán, Daniela Baráčková, Ladislava Gažiová, Guma Guar, Petra Herotová, Eva Koťátková, Alexey Klyuykov, Martin Kubíček, Dominik Lang, Marek Meduna, Petra Pětiletá, Sláva Sobotovičová, Tomáš Svoboda, Adéla Svobodová, Mark Ther, Jiří Thýn, Linda Urbánková, Tereza Velíková

 

Press Release

 

Exhibitions frequently shift or change the meaning of a gallery space, often without the artist’s awareness. This exhibition tries to preclude this, creating new space in the gallery, defining it as exhibition space, and assigning it a no less significant role as the individual projects. This new exhibition space thus becomes an integral component of the individual works. It does not yield, nor does it dominate. It thus becomes an object itself among the other objects and installations.

The world of art becomes reality for the artist. Based on this statement, may we then apply the commutative property and, as solving an equation, declare that reality becomes art? What then is the relation of reality modified by the view of the artist and the particular place from which it comes? The exhibition does not attempt to postulate a philosophical view; it is rather an effort to capture everyday observations and to seek out their relevance in new contexts.

 

exhibition view, photo Jiří Thýn