16. 7. 2020 – 16. 8. 2020
Imagined Community III: Walking Through
curators: Markéta Jonášová, Tomáš Kajánek
artists: Alžběta Kvasničková, Vojtěch Rada
The exhibition by Alžběta Kvasničková and Vojtěch Rada guides visitors around the surroundings of the etc. gallery in the Prague quarter of Nusle. Highlighting key routes and virtually walking through the neighbourhood, the project reflects on the historical formation as well as the current development of this quarter.
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.