The relationship between identity politics and artistic operation raises other problems, such as the tokenization of identities or their commodification.

František Fekete (Issue: Poetic of Identities)

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Biennale Matter of Art 2022

The choir of voices that is at times consonant and at times dissonant seeks know-how for undermining the bold narratives that revolve around heroic, autonomous figures who exert extraordinary power to overcome obstacles. Where does the saying about the events which make us stronger unless they kill us come from, and what is the actual meaning of the word “stronger” anyway?
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Anetta Mona Chisa

"I am the future and the past, a loophole in time and space, I am the essence of everything matter […] You can't escape me, I'm driven by forces that are here billions of times longer than you, dear” says dust in Annetta Mona Chişa's video Tell Me, Dust, about your Complicated Matter. Inanimate materials, such as dust particles, make it difficult by its very nature, to have a common understanding of the world, or even the whole universe.
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Architecture of coexistence: VinziRast-mittendrin

They met in 2009 during student riots where the space of an occupied university building provided shelter for both protesting students and the homeless. The necessary dialogue and negotiations that emerged between the overnighters and the protesters led to a simple revelation: the homeless and students can work on their goals together.

Absences in the Video Archive 2 (VVP AVU collection) - Landing on Earth with Czech Audio-Visual Art and Searching for Earthlings

In its second installment, the program “Absence in the Video Archive”, where invited guests from non-art disciplines reflect on the framework of the original audiovisual art collection - the Video Archive of the Academic Research Center at Prague’s Academy of Fine Arts, focused on environmentally themed works.

Pro(s)thetic Dialogues

Pro(s)thetic dialogues is more like a recording of a theatre performance playing out on a computer desktop. Here the human operator creates the conditions for exploring the performativity of a philosophical zombie pieced together from neural networks.

The ecological engagement within us largely takes place in irrational territory.

In the domain of art, more than anywhere else, problematized phenomena are freed from their original context somewhere in reality to be recalled as symbolic images here and there. (here all is distance there it was breath, Ruta Putramentaité)

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here all is distance there it was breath

The long life of industrial products, their slow decomposition and their subsequent journey into the earth - with all this, the artist gives nature and geological time a far more optimistic perspective than we as humans can attribute to ourselves. We now know that the garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean has exceeded the size of Texas and is approaching the size of all of North America.
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Bone Tone Shelf Self

By imitating the gestures of objects and things that are already in the gallery space; by slowing down, pausing, lingering, alighting, unwinding... through these actions we can escape the entrenched trajectories we found ourselves on in the morning, rid ourselves momentarily of what we have already become, so that we can lose ourselves in thoughts of what we might be.

Mary Maggic (b. Los Angeles, 1991) is a non-binary artist working at the intersection of cultural discourse, body and gender politics and ecological alienations.

Using biohacking and public amateurism as a critical practice of care, Maggic investigates the micro-performativity of hormones and works collaboratively to demystify their molecular colonization. Purity is not an option!

Ad finitum

The section of the motorway D11, which will run across the Trutnov and Žacléř regions will add a part of the East Bohemain frontier district, a forgotten bracket between the Krkonoše National Park and the Protected Landscape Area of the Broumov region, as another bead to an illusory rosary connecting Paris with Moscow. It is no more controversial than the other eight motoways under construction in the Czech Republic. May the presented requiem for our landscape be read ad exemplum.
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Open Source Estrogen!

How do bodies queer at the molecular level? How is this queering inextricably tied to industrial capitalism? And is there a way out of capitalist ruins, one that has been further exacerbated by the pandemic?
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Exhibitions architects - Jiří Příhoda

"The installation of the exhibitions will be entrusted to the artists. I see it as a second choice besides the fact that artists teach. "
In the course of the 1990s Jiří Příhoda experimented with video-projections and became known as the first artist on the Czech art scene expressing himself through sculptural-architectural transformations of exhibition spaces.
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Tomáš Knoflíček

Although Tomáš Knoflíček is an art historian specializing in Medieval art and teaches at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Ostrava, he is also well-known for his versatile projects dealing with contemporary art and music. He is primarily concerned with the role of art in society, above all its communication potential in public space.

The relationship of man towards land has always been a significant mover of the organization of social, cultural and spiritual life. Land is inseparably linked with our basic needs, it is the source of our nourishment, offers us a safe home and a space for the merger with the cycle of nature. Despite all this we have managed to bring this relationship to the verge of a crisis full of misunderstandings, visible in all spheres of our coexistence.

Soil, Clay, Land

The relationship of man towards land has always been a significant mover of the organization of social, cultural and spiritual life. Land is inseparably linked with our basic needs, it is the source of our nourishment, offers us a safe home and a space for the merger with the cycle of nature. Despite all this we have managed to bring this relationship to the verge of a crisis full of misunderstandings, visible in all spheres of our coexistence.