The opening will take place 22 June at 5 p. m.
This international exhibition project is conceived as an encounter of contemporary Czech, Polish and Slovak art. It aims to present today’s visual language in the Central European context, with an accent on 3D pieces (objects, installations, ready-made, object-images, de-installations and similar). The exhibition focuses on the contemporary transformation of society and the economy in former industrial and post-in¬dustrial environments. Besides its political and social aspects, it also presents works created using hybrid, atypical and non-luxury materials – rusting sheet metal, scaffolding, plaster, spray foam, polyurethane, particleboard, polystyrene, waste materials, etc. It represents an intersection between low and high culture along with hybrid sculptural techniques, an absurd meeting of items and materials in a complete en¬tity that offers diverse cultural contexts and diverse possibilities for reading – and perceiving – our contemporary world.
Karolina Balcer, Marko Blažo, Olaf Brzeski, Viktor Frešo, Julia Gryboś – Barbora Zentková, Milan Houser, Martin Kochan – Cyril Blažo, Marek Kvetan, Dominika Łabądź i Iwona Ogrodzka, Zorka Lednárová, Diana Lelonek, František Lozinski o.p.s., Tomasz Mróz, Libor Novotný, Agnieszka Polska, Martin Zet
Co-organizers of the exhibition: Gallery of Fine Arts in Ostrava, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Ostrava, Ján Koniarek Gallery in Trnava, BWA Wrocław
Curators: Vladimír Beskid (SK), Anna Mituś + Paweł Jarodzki (PL), František Kowolowski (CZ)
Texts: Vladimír Beskid
Translation: Christopher Hopkinson
Graphic design: Łukasz Paluch
Promotion: Jana Malášek Šrubařová, Magdaléna Staňková