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.
The Art of Reading Art09. 02. – 12. 05. 2019
Curators: Emma Hanzlíková
Artists: Milan Adamčiak, Pavel Büchler, Dalibor Chatrný, Bohumila Grögerová, Milan Grygar, Josef Hiršal, Jiří Kolář, Běla Kolářová, Július Koller, Viktor Kopasz, Jakub Kovařík, Radoslav Kratina, Jan Kubíček, Ján Mančuška, Štěpán Marko, Milča Mayerová, Monogramista T.D, Vítězslav Nezval, Ladislav Novák, Eduard Ovčáček, Marian Palla, Otto Pilip, Matěj Polách, Rafani, Vojtěch Říha, Jiří Skála, Zdeněk Sklenář, Václav Stratil, Tomáš Svoboda, Jan Šerých, Karel Teige, Timo, Karel Trinkewitz, Miloš Urbásek, Andrea Vacovská, Jiří Valoch, Lenka Vítková, Dušan Zahoranský
The exhibition is based on the interwar avantgarde tradition and 1960s Lettrism art. The alphabet, as a set of basic building stones of our language, serves self-expression. Literary and visual artists play with letters and explore the limits between word and image, or use the script to amplify the visual effect. The letter, as a sign, and simultaneously often also an aesthetic geometric symbol, plays an important role also in the current digitised world, where focusing just on text and not observing only visual navigation through images or photographs is becoming increasingly difficult.