Jitka Mikulicová: “I spent my childhood growing up in the context of a homogenous society in the Czech Republic. It was not until several years following the Velvet Revolution that I actually encountered a real, live black person.

What I present here, is a series of sculptures, created according to existing objects such as a saltshaker, an ashtray, a hanger, a fishing hook or a broom. These obscure items represent the colonial phenomenon of black people – established as caricatures and sold until present day.

The final form represents life-size sculptures (casts of real people) that manifest the initial function of the objects mentioned above. Due to these realistic and explicit forms, an initially unprovocative topic expands into uncomfortably real dimensions.”

Here you can express yourself. (*required)