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Circular Ruins

Ke Sklárně 3213/15, Praha MeetFactory

3. 4. - 18. 5. 2014 19:00

Exhibiting artists: Lara Almarcegui (ES), Daniela Baráčková (CZ), The Bells Angels: Simon Bernheim & Julien Sirjacq (FR), Louidgi Beltrame (FR), Émilie Benoist (FR), Nathalie Brevet_Hughes Rochette (FR), Wojtek Doroszuk (PL), Barbora Klímová & guests Josef Daněk, Blahoslav Rozbořil (CZ), Djamel Kokene (FR), Svätopluk Mikyta (SK), Jarmila Mitríková & Dávid Demjanovič (SK), Michal Moravčik (SK), Nicolas Moulin (FR), Florian Neufeldt (DE), Marketa Othová (CZ), Jan Pfeiffer (CZ), Jiří Poláček (CZ), Florian Pugnaire & David Raffini (FR), Nikolai von Rosen (DE), Christophe Sarlin (FR), Pavla Sceranková (CZ/SK), Dušan Šimánek (CZ), Valentin Souquet (FR), Eric Stephany (FR), Fritz Stolberg (DE), Ivan Svoboda (CZ), Adam Vačkář (CZ), Jaro Varga (SK), Sergio Verastegui (PE)

Curator: Jean-Marc Avrilla
The Project consists of two independent and yet communicating units. In Gallery 35, a choice of photographs and videos by Czech and Slovak artists is presented, from the 1980s to the present. These works make use of the phenomena of appearances, their changes in time and their transience. It’s not about melancholy, but rather the poetry of simple and immediate things, that paradoxically illustrate the depths of history. The other part of the exhibition is taking place at the MeetFactory Gallery and introduce works of European or Europe-based artists. The selected works or site-specific installations analyze the subject of ruins or debris from their authors’ viewpoint, being considered within the context of the contemporary globalized world. The exhibition intends to provoke thinking about the ways of depiction, the complexity of contemporary views of references to the past and oblivion, and about the different possible approaches to European history. At the same time, the exhibition suggests the necessity of reconsidering the multiple layers of the modern world, its history and the way we see it, which has been, especially in the last few decades, ever more apparently formed by the artistic, historiographical and anthropological interpretation done by the non-European nations.

Exhibition Texts: Press Release
Photos: Opening (GoOut)

Presented with the kind support of the French Institute, the French Institute in Prague, and the Goethe Institute