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.
Jirous, Padrta, Ságl10. 10. – 25. 04. 2021
Curated by: Lenka Dolanová, Marianna Placáková, Marika Svobodová
Artists: Ivan Martin Jirous, Juliana Jirousová, Věra Jirousová, Jiří Padrta, Ludmila Padrtová, Jan Ságl, Zorka Ságlová / Architects: Monika Cihlářová & Iveta Čermáková (Swestern)
The exhibition links the artistic, theoretical and poetic work of seven personalities from “one family”, whose roots go partly to the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, but also to southern Bohemia. It focuses mainly on the period from the mid-1950s to late 1970s, when the participants met most intensively and inspired each other. The connections between individual family members are multi-layered and often surprising. The exhibition is conceived as a network of contexts, allowing visitors to progress from key visual and audio points to greater depth. It offers encounters with artistic work ranging from poetry, music recordings, through photographs to abstract painting and the presentation of archival materials.