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.
Possibilities of Painting (1989–2019)19. 10. – 16. 02. 2020
Curated by Dušan Brozman & Emma Hanzlíková
Artists: Peter Bartoš, Andrej Bělocvětov, Václav Boštík, Michaela Černická, Jiří Černický, Filip Dvořák, Stano Filko, Martin Gerboc, Milan Grygar, Štepán Grygar, Vladimír Hanuš, Vladimír Havrilla, Bohdan Hostiňák, Milan Houser, Alžběta Josefy, KW, Miroslav Machotka, Martin Mainer, Marek Meduna, Jan Merta, Jakub Nepraš, Alice Nikitinová, Jaromír Novotný, Petr Pelzmann, Ivan Pinkava, Daniel Pitín, Viktor Pivovarov, Tomáš Ruller, Vladimír Skrepl, Jiří Sopko, Jiří Středa, Jitka Svobodová, Robert Šalanda, Adam Štech, Emöke Vargová, Vladimír Véla / Architect: Tomáš Džadoň
The exhibition traces the possibilities of Czechoslovak classical painting of the last 30 years. It focuses on the sensory perception of specific phenomena in painting, such as colours, shapes, light or the author’s style. Marcel Duchamp used the term “Retina art” derogatively for works focusing merely o the optical impression. The exhibition accentuates the visual nature of the painting, which is equivalent to the ideological component of the work. It may be seen as a way of traditional reading of contemporary painting, or contemporary reading of traditional painting.