Artistic Duos at Work13.09. – 13.01.19
Curated by Emma Hanzlíková
Artists: Julia Gryboś & Barbora Zentková, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová (CHITKA), Jarmila Mitríková & Dávid Demjanovič, Aleksandra Vajd & Hynek Alt, Steina Vasulka & Woody Vasulka, Jaroslava Brychtová & Stanislav Libenský, Vasil Artamonov & Alexey Klyuykov, David Böhm & Jiří Franta, Ondřej Brody & Kristofer Paetau, Lukáš Jasanský & Martin Polák, Milan Mikuláštík & Jan Nálevka (MINA) Concept: David Böhm & Jiří Franta
There are a several creative pairs of artists who present themselves as one entity. Each piece of their work is a symbiosis of a mutual cooperation. Only with the arrival of the avant-garde the phenomenon of artistic cooperatives starts occurring systematically. A variety of collective signatures of art associations, groups and couples alongside individual artist push the borderline of authorship. The exhibition Two Heads, Four Hands introduces works of art of a several artistic duos who worked in Czechoslovakia, even though in some cases one person of the couple was a foreigner.
The interconnecting points of the duos are based on pair symmetry, mirror reflection, optical illusion, on the ability to dialogue and on the identity game and irony. Although a functioning within a couple is primarily a natural principal, in the world of art it is more of a rarity.