Art has moved to Humpolec!
Zone 8smička in Humpolec aims at blurring out differences between the city centre and the outskirts. The industrial area located half way between Prague and Brno has undertaken a major transformation into a cultural venue which conveys a visitor’s encounter with contemporary art. The Art Zone 8smička has the ambition to create an impetus for creation of a local community in Humpolec, which would also be open to all visitors from the surrounding area and further. 8smička will show 3 curated exhibitions per year accompanied by variety of programmes. 8smička opened in 18 April 2018 and it is administered by 8smička Foundation.
Artistic Duos at Work13. 09. – 13. 01. 2019
Curators: Emma Hanzlíková
Artists: Julia Gryboś & Barbora Zentková, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová (CHITKA), Jarmila Mitríková & Dávid Demjanovič, Aleksandra Vajd & Hynek Alt, Steina Vasulka & Woody Vasulka, Jaroslava Brychtová & Stanislav Libenský, Vasil Artamonov & Alexey Klyuykov, David Böhm & Jiří Franta, Ondřej Brody & Kristofer Paetau, Lukáš Jasanský & Martin Polák, Milan Mikuláštík & Jan Nálevka (MINA) Concept: David Böhm & Jiří Franta
There are a several creative pairs of artists who present themselves as one entity. Each piece of their work is a symbiosis of a mutual cooperation. Only with the arrival of the avant-garde the phenomenon of artistic cooperatives starts occurring systematically. A variety of collective signatures of art associations, groups and couples alongside individual artist push the borderline of authorship. The exhibition Two Heads, Four Hands introduces works of art of a several artistic duos who worked in Czechoslovakia, even though in some cases one person of the couple was a foreigner.
The interconnecting points of the duos are based on pair symmetry, mirror reflection, optical illusion, on the ability to dialogue and on the identity game and irony. Although a functioning within a couple is primarily a natural principal, in the world of art it is more of a rarity.