Textiles in the Context of Art19.04. – 12.08.18
Curated by Emma Hanzlíková and Markéta Vinglerová
Artists: Dalibor Bača, Věra Boudníková Špánová, Eva Brázdová, Pavel Brázda, Radek Brousil, Tereza Bušková, Veronika Carbová, Jiří Černický, Milena Dopitová, František Drtikol, Aneta Dvořáková, Barbora Fastrová, Jaroslava Frajová, Richard Fremund, Jaromír Funke, Emilie Frydecká, Věra Gabrielová, Josef Hampl, Helena Hladilová, Eliška Hlavačková, Adam Holý, Marie Horneková, Klára Hosnedlová, Vendula Chalánková, Ludmila Kaprasová, Olga Karlíková, Svatopluk Klimeš, Milan Knížák, Jindřich Koch, Jiří Kolář, Běla Kolářová, Brigita Kolčavová Sirková, Stanislav Kolíbal, Július Koller, Jiří Kovanda, Markéta Kratochvílová, Alžběta Krňanská, Svatoslav Krotký, Antonín Kybal, Viktorie Langer, Ondřej Louda, Adéla Matasová, František Matoušek, Bohdan Mrázek, Karíma Al-Mukhtarová, Josef Muller, Kamila Musilová, Jan Nálevka, Markéta Othová, Michal Pěchouček, Dagmar Piorecká, Johana Pošová, Ondřej Přibyl, Rafani, Julius Reichel, Viktória Remiarová, Božena Rothmayerová, Renata Rozsívalová, Zorka Ságlová, Sráč Sam, Lucia Sceranková, Pavla Sceranková, Rudolf Schlattauer, Helena Skočdopolová, František Skála, Matěj Smetana, Adam Stanko, Irene Stehli, Jan Steklík, Josef Sudek, Ladislav Sutnar, Zuzana Ševčíková, Adriena Šimotová, Alena Šišková, Jana Špánková, Roman Štětina, Marie Teinitzerová, Nik Timková, Jiří Thýn, Lenka Vacková, Jiří Valoch, Dan Vlček, Vlastimil Vodák, Martin Zet
Exhibitions dedicated to the art of textile revealed within a wider context, are rare in the Czech Republic. The textile medium has long been seen as a solely female domain and most often it has been linked with the work of local female artists. However, many other artists make use of textile as a medium for their creative expression. While for some artists working with cloth presents a challenge and enrichment of their work, for others it is but a routine. 8smička’s inaugurating exhibition shows some of the most considerable works of art created in the period starting at the beginning of the 20th century up until now. The exhibition introduces an overview of art from across generations aiming at impairing a stereotypical perception of textiles belonging merely to the field of applied arts. At the same time it is highlighting a recent tendency of increased interest in this medium as it also proposes its multilayered character in unconventional ways of interpretation. Moreover, it is an homage to the broadcloth made in Humpolec as much as to all the artists concerned with textiles who had been marginalised and missed out for a lengthy period of time. The exhibition is accompanied by guided tours given by curators, with Saturday craft workshops and further events.