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.
Glass07. 03. – 20. 09. 2020
Curated by Kamila Huptychová & Adam Tureček
Artists: Jakub Berdych Karpelis, Jiří Brabec, Jaroslava Brychtová, Václav Cigler, Jiří Černický, Jan Formáček & Jiří Přibyl, Klára Horáčková, Lukáš Houdek, Martin Janecký, Anna Jožová, Vladimír Kopecký, Stanislav Libenský, Michal Machat, Petr Mikošek, Lukáš Novák, Rony Plesl, Kristýna Venturová, Miluše Roubíčková, René Roubíček, Matouš Řeřicha, Michaela Spružinová, Petr Stanický, Vratislav Šotola, Marieta Tedenacová, Maxim Velčovský, XYZ (Dominik Jančík, Marek Šilpoch, Oliver Torr), Dana Zámečníková and others… Architect: Adam Tureček
The exhibition is based on the assumption that both free and applied art is not only a mirror of the artist’s soul but is also shaped by a number of cultural and social influences and circumstances. The aim is not to present a comprehensive development of glassmaking, nor to show a plethora of glass processing techniques or admire the beauty and unique properties of this material. The visitor may encounter at the exhibition free, functional, historical and contemporary glass from both established and emerging artists. The main selection criterion is the exhibits’ ability to interpret and illustrate more general topics related to the history and development of glassmaking.