Anton Vidokle - Institute of the Cosmos

Anton Vidokle is the type of artist who might not seem to be a very prolific author, at least not in the classical, material sense of art production. Vidokle is interested in art as a means to learn as much as possible about the world we live in, to explore it.

APART collective

The nature of the bond uniting these individuals - two women and three men - is not clear at first: are they friends, colleagues, collaborators? Or comrades and comrades-in-arms? Do we dare to claim this designation today without pejorative or parodic intent? Comrade literally means “a fellow in a common cause”. But what is that cause?

Matouš Lipus

The legacy of the garden.
The legacy of the Kafka studio.
The legacy of architectural statues.
The legacy of figural sculpture.

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.

Miloš Vojtěchovský

Vojtěchovský has long argued over where inventions can take us and our planet (whatever comes to our mind – machines, technology, science, western tradition of knowledge...), which we use without thinking about the consequences. He shares a need to constantly revise the media which we use to gain knowledge about our world, he thinks about our abilities to coordinate the interdisciplinary education and about the main tasks of contemporary art.

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.

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.

You Can See, Therefore I Am Lucie Svobodová

An important topic in Lucie Svobodová's recent work is also the technical obsolescence of audiovisual media and formats, which is also led to her revision of her older works. The resulting reconstructions that Svobodová creates with the help of new technologies, not only touch the current question of archiving related works, but also open a discussion about the extent to which the pioneering works of Czech animation and video art are interesting for today's wider audience.

Jakub Adamec

Contemporary curating has undergone changes. From efforts to build distance and protect a balanced reflexive position it has shifted towards empathy, cooperation and attempts to dehierarchize. Naturally, this is not always the case, but Jakub Adamec is a good example of the fruit that this type of curatorial work may bear.