4. – 19. June 2009
The discourse about apocalyptic visions of the end of the world and repeatedly emerging expectations of it has been popular with the art scene for more than just the past few years. Our aim is to create a down to earth „save what there is most valuable in contemporary Czech art scene“ project, so that in case of a catastrophe, the art could revive again as one of the human culture pillars.
The project takes the form of a „shelter“ with artists placed in it (drew from participants of the 3rd Prague Biennale) in order to preserve the rare set of creative genotypes and traditions, so needed for humanity. The project aims to present the ideological concept of the shelter and the way it will be used by its chosen inhabitants, who will define the route the art will take after an apocalypse.
The shelter is divided into five spaces marked on the floor. Each room has four artists, two men and two women, „living“ in it. Their presence is signaled by sound installation (voices of 4 curators of the 3rd Biennale). Screenings using art works of the artists form an integral part of the project. The exhibition is accompanied by motives, displayed on walls in places where the imaginary space of the shelter meets the real space of the gallery. The motives present predictions, scenarios, problems and solutions concerning the apocalyptic visions of the end of the world.