ART HAS NO HISTORY !
Curators: Viktor Čech, Lenka Sýkorová
Opening: June 1st 2011 from 6pm
The exhibition will be open until June 26th 2011
Participating artists: Jan Brož, Karíma Al-Mukhtarová, Luděk Rathouský, Marek Meduna,Matyáš Chochola, Milan Salák, Patricie Fexová, Petr Krátký, Vasil Artamonov – Alexey Klyuykov
„Art has no history!“ In terms of our contemporary artistic situation, for which its own history serves as a continuous source of inspiration – may this reality be driven by our consciousness or unconsciousness; this exclamation may seem slightly contradictory. Nevertheless, isn’t it exactly this twist full of abandonment and revisits of the past that forms the basis of what we tend to call “the contemporary”? And moreover, what substitutes the feeling of our continuous apprehension of history as well as our a-historical position reduced to a “here and now”? An interesting moment in our contemporary situation, which unveils this shift in perception of the already “recognized”, is the complex situation, in which the broad index that structures our today’s dictionary of popular art forms can be found. Aware of the above, the exhibition focuses on the current display of this phenomenon, namely than among artists who have undertaken the “conceptual lesson”, which thus became an inseparable part of their production process, and who now tend to engage with materials and forms rooted in the past.