Heroin Crystal

The title of the exhibition, Heroin Crystal, was inspired by Jiří Černický’s installation and photograph of the same name from 1995, which like the vast majority of all the works on display, comes from the collections of the Prague City Gallery.

The exhibition presents not only the well-known works that are now iconic, but also the lesser-known projects that can contribute to a more complete picture of the artistic tendencies of the time. Through these presentations, the gallery wants to give visitors an idea of the topics that were at the forefront of interest for artists at the time: women’s issues and self-stylization (Milena Dopitová), reflection on media reality (Štěpánka Šimlová), performance art (Jiří Černický, Krištof Kintera, Kamera Skura), the phenomenon of the human body (Veronika Bromová, Pavel Humhal, Markéta Othová, Michaela Thelenová), science fiction (Federico Díaz, Petr Svárovský), the accentuation of both real and virtual nature and urban landscape (Lukáš Jasanský – Martin Polák), and artefactual space (Jiří Příhoda).