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.
Dialogues On Portrait12. 02. – 15. 05. 2022
Curated by: Anežka Kořínková & Kateřina Sýsová
Artists: Pavel Baňka, Veronika Bromová, Jakub Delibalta, Iryna Drahun, František Fekete, Pavel Hečko, Julie Hrnčířová, Salim Issa, JaCobra, Libuše Jarcovjáková, Alena Kotzmannová, Pavel Mára, Adéla Matasová, Jan Matýsek, Martin Odehnal, Dita Pepe, Ivan Pinkava, Štěpánka Stein, Václav Stratil, Jiří Thýn, Marie Tomanová, Martin Wágner. / Architect: Jana Preková / technical cooperation: Anna Křížová / exhibition production: Ondřej Čech
The exhibition is searching for photographic portrait in contemporary art, while perceiving man as a leitmotif, which becomes the main link between analog (film), digital and algorithmic photography. Against this background it reveals how the way we look at ourselves and others has changed over the last three decades. Is image and body a separate duality, or do they merge into one? Can I see myself through you? The exhibition seeks answers to these questions in the form of intergenerational dialogues between the represented authors. Artists of different generations approach the photographic perspective in different ways and thus represent the dynamic environment in which photography has found itself over the last three decades.