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.
Czech and Slovak P(Art)icipatory Projects29. 05. – 02. 01. 2022
Curated by: Ondřej Horák & Anežka Chalupová
Artists: Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, Vladimír Boudník, Mária Bartuszová, Gabriel Kladek, Július Koller, Dezider Tóth, Milena Dopitová, Keiko Sei, Kateřina Šedá, Daniela Krajčová, Oto Hudec, Tomáš Rafa, Jiří Franta & David Böhm, Eva Jiřička, EPOS 257, Ondřej Brody & Kristofer Paetau, Hynek Alt, Jesper Alvaer, Isabela Grosseová, Aleš Čermák, Rafani, Petr Philippov, Larisa Gladysh, Adam Vačkář, Matěj Smetana, Martin Kohout, Pavel Sterec, Michal Pěchouček, Matyáš Chochola, Ľudmila Horňáková and participants in mutual cooperation. / Architect: Richard Loskot
The eighth exhibition at 8smička focuses on artistic cooperation between Czech and Slovak artists and various social groups, realized outside traditional exhibition spaces. It presents a comprehensive overview of the form and history of this type of collaboration from the middle of the 20th century to the present. The authors of the works exhibited here focused on projects that didn’t begin with the primary aim of creating a work of art. The purpose of their effort was to involve a selected social group in the process of equal artistic cooperation and at the same time to offer participants in this process a different way of understanding the challenges they regularly face. The exhibition features not only specific projects, but also the stories behind the work these artists created together with people living in socially excluded localities, seniors, the homeless, the disabled, children and students or various communities.