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Hand at the End of an Arm

29.05. – 02.01.22
Hand at the End of an Arm

Czech and Slovak P(Art)icipatory Projects

29.05. – 02.01.22

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.