2020 gallery programme


4.5. 2020 – 29.5. 2020

Imagined Community I: The Moving Image Friends Association

curators: Alžběta Bačíková a Markéta Jonášová

The Moving Image Friends Association is a project focused on the possible forms of the collective organisation of artists working with moving image. Based on both seminars and screenings, it aims to find out how artists’ associations could and can contribute to the development of moving image production.

30.5. 2020 – 28.6. 2020

Imagined Community II: Sharing the landscape

curator: Anna Remešová

Part two of the project Imagined Community will explore moving-image works that are reflecting the relationship of specific communities to the natural landscape. In particular one that differs from the predominant capitalist model that sees nature as source of enrichment and direct profit. Curated screening held in etc. gallery will be parallel to an exhibition on a related topic by the curator Anna Remešová in Hraničář gallery in Ústí nad Labem.

6.7. 2020 – 9.8. 2020

Imagined Community III: Nusle, Nusle

curator: Markéta Jonášová

artists: Alžběta Kvasničková, Vojtěch Rada

The exhibition entitled Nusle, Nusle is based on Alžběta Kvasničková’s graduation project at Prague’s Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, which focused on urban design and the possibilities of development of this city district with the help of social research and cooperation with local residents. In the gallery, the outputs of this project will be expanded to include a multimedia work by the artist Vojtěch Rada and accompanying events will focus on the reflection of the transformation of Nusle and the involvement of its inhabitants in the program of the gallery.

1.9. 2020 – 4.10. 2020

Lea Petříková – solo exhibition

Lea Petříková (* 1992) is an artist and theoretician working with the medium of moving image on a long term basis and in her new project she will focus on linking environmental themes and the motif of a collective. The author’s exhibition in the etc. gallery will explore the themes of observation and interaction with the environment – both personal and collective, and the psychedelic experience as an individual and collective act of shifting consciousness.

15.10. – 15.11. 2020

Imagined Community IV: Broadcasting

What would an exhibition broadcast on television look like today? Does television, which is increasingly losing its privileged position in transmitting information, still have a revolutionary potential in democratizing the distribution of art? What could the contemporary exhibition of moving image on television look like and what audience would it be intended for? In the last block of exhibitions, we will focus on the role of television in expanding the audience of contemporary video art, and thus spreading the impact of works that represent ideas about different communities.

26.11. 2020 – 20.12. 2020

Jiří Žák – solo exhibition

Jiří Žák (* 1989) has long been interested in the video-essay approach and critical reflection of historical events and the present. Currently he is working on an artistic research focused on the Czechoslovak arms industry since the end of the 1950s, especially on its strong trade relations with Syria in the past. Research serves as a basis for more general questions, such as the issue of Czech, or Czechoslovak identity in relation to non-European Others. The exhibition in etc. gallery will develop questions related to this research and test the author’s thinking on moving image as the medium of storytelling.