2020 gallery programme


10. 12. 2020 – 10. 01. 2021

Jiří Žák: DeepReal Havel

On the occasion of receiving the Indira Gandhi Prize in 1994, Václav Havel delivered a speech that describes the world order after the disintegration of the Soviet Union. The exhibition presents a revised version of the speech, recreated by the artist Jiří Žák and researchers Tomáš Profant and Ondřej Horký-Hlucháň based on post-colonial theory.

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.