online memory of 10.2–26.2 2012 in Candyland, Gotlandsgatan 76, Stockholm
rec by Michal Ureš
Long grill that stretches from one side of the display window to the other one manifests the social situation of human multitudes. The long wheel is rotating slowly as social transformations are happening. It is traditional narrative of different cultures where the values are evaluated, codified, standardized and publicly explained and where high expectations of the future of current society are present.
Dlouhé grilovací břevno protíná výstavní vitrínu z jedné strany na stranu druhou a manifestuje společenskou situaci společenské masy. Dlouhé kolo pomaluje rotuje, paralelně probíhají společenské proměny. Je to tradiční popis, představení, symbol odlišných kultur, které své hodnoty předefinovávají, kodifikují, standardizují, normalizují a zveřejňují. Velká společenská očekávání se vytváří.
interview in Czech lang
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NOFUTURE / NONGKRAN PANMONGKOL, LEXA PEROUTKA
7 Sep 2018 – 13 Sep 2018
Gallery Laboratory http://www.galerijnilaborator.cz/
The scope of this cooperative work sees both artists are engaging with the symptoms of contemporary society. It is some sort of radical imagined landscape of our general/global world.
They investigate our modern social atmosphere, which is often uncontrollable. But to a certain extent this atmosphere can be predictable and susceptible to manipulation. Their work manifests ground/basic models and simplification. These are elementary – minimalist sculptural/multimedia installations where they test contemporary social and political situations.
Both artists have worked together for about one decade and are also involved in a curatorial program between Sweden and Czechia.
FUTURE / NONGKRAN PANMONGKOL, LEXA PEROUTKA
7. září 2018 – 13. září 2018
Galerijní Laboratoř http://www.galerijnilaborator.cz/
Během této autorské spolupráce se oba umělci věnují problematice současné společnosti. Jo to druh radikální vizuality našeho všedního/globalizovaného světa.
Autoři dělají průzkum společenské atmosféry, která je běžně nekontrolovatelná. Společenskou atmosféru můžeme do jisté míry předpovídat nebo ji i manipulovat. Jejich tvorba směřuje k základním modelům a zjednodušením. Jsou jimi minimalistické sochařské/multimediální instalace, kde si ověřují současné společenské a politické situace.
Oba umělci již spolupracují deset let, součástí jejich spolupráce je i kurátorský program mezi Švédskem a Českem.
The association ‘The Image Of Time’ welcomes all of you to see art installation of Alexander Peroutka: UNITY/JEDNOTA.
Alexander Peroutka (1975) is a Czech visual artist, sculptor, art curator and art critic. He studied at FUUD of UJEP university in Usti nad Labem. He was a guest a student at SUNY Cortland (USA). Then he attended Monumental Studio at AVU in Prague (prof. Aleš Veselý). He was also an exchange and a guest student at Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm (Kungl. Konsthögskolan). There he attended Monumental Studio of prof. Apolonija Šušterčič. In 2011 he successfully defended his doctorand theses (Information and Identity; Critical Art, its limits and possibilities) at FAVU of VUT in Brno.
The work of Peroutka is highly influenced by his personal attitudes. His diploma work injected into his work easy access and movement throughout his specific focus. His interest is in general social instability and temporarity and direct interaction with these conditions. It expects to be part of these concrete social situations, these rapid social changes and economical mechanisms. It expects him to be an active participant in these specific social environments and their activities.
His work went through natural adjustments throughout the years. He started as a sculptor, he experimented with kinetic objects and then he moved into more contemporary expression. There he uses more complicated technical elements or installations that have temporary character. But he is also applying some traditional sculptural forms. Dominant is his monumental approach that he has never left abandoned.
For the ‘Landscape’ thematic focus of Deska Gallery he is in line with above mentioned practices. Landscape in his approach is transformed into social structure, this immaterial subject is going to materialized with the use of everyday elements. In this concrete situation it is also going to have its subversive side.
Free To Choose
Of No Avail
The New Humanism
openning 19:00 – 23:00, 13.7.2016, Berlínskej model, Pplk. Sochora 9, 170 00 Prague
sound performance Romano Krzych (FR/CZ) and http://rkz1.blogspot.cz/
The unity of any sort is becoming obsolete or at least temporary and it is often just an opportunistic choice. We do recognize fluidity of the reality and the world order and we adjust our everyday life to this new environment. It is technically some kind of living on the edge. We do learn that even the truth is relative to the environment and is based on specific conditions that allow its appearance. New world order has many poles and corners and it demands new type of ethics. But after realizing all that we can use (and throw away), this new ethics doesn’t seem to be new at all. Old ways of hierarchy, rivalry, class, conflicts and priorities find the way through our new world. Then what is humanism in the end? The edge that we accept and live with.
vernisáž 19:00 – 23:00, 13.7.2016, Berlínskej model, Pplk. Sochora 9, 170 00 Praha
zvuková performance Romano Krzych (FR/CZ) a http://rkz1.blogspot.cz/
Jakákoliv jednota se stává zastaralou nebo spíše dočasnou a je často jen oportunistickou volbou. Rozpoznali jsme těkavost reality a světového řádu a přizpůsobujeme náš všední život tomuto novému prostředí, které je prakticky jen druhem bytí na hraně. Chápeme, že I pravda se vztahuje k prostředí a je opodstatněná konkrétními podmínkami, které ji umožňují se zviditelnit. Nový světový řád má mnoho pólů a koutů a vyžaduje nová etická pravidla. Ale při vědomí si všeho, co máme k dispozici (a zárověň k vyhození), tato nová pravidla se vůbec nejeví jako nová. Zastaralé druhy hierarchií, soupeření, tříd, konfliktů a předností nalézají nové cesty v našem novém světě. Co je tedy nakonec humanizmem? Hrana, kterou akceptujeme, a se kterou žijeme.
photos by Oskar Stolín
Hidden Economy, Invisible Economy, Backyard Economy, Spatial Economy, Underground Economy, Informal Economy, Economy of Resourcefulness, Black Economy,… Relational Economy
We are living in the world that seems to be defined mainly by the category of economy. We often hear that our living standards are declining; when we worry about the economy and its negative implications. Our belief in the future falters when economy is not doing well. Our democratic aspirations don’t matter anymore if they cannot create or support economic growth. When the general outlook of the economy is positive our future is positive, too.
Let’s see what this means. Are we strictly defined by economy? Our life is heavily dependent on our attitude to the interpretation of this word. But we don’t know what this interpretation is supposed to be. There are many ideas but there doesn’t seem to be the real thing that has a visible connection to our lives. The word ‘economy’ is like a magic and there are a few magicians who are telling us ‘impenetrable truth’.
But what may happen when we think for ourselves without listening to magicians/truth-interpreters?
Isn’t economy just about definition of our relations? Does it tell us how we are seen as members of a greater society? Does it tell us what we should to do for others and what they should do for us? One word but its interpretation may have many consequences. It can be suggested that the interpretation of this word defines the way we are seen, we are heard, we are known and the way we hear, we see, we know, we learn etc.
In this exhibition we are going to test rules of economy and the implications it is supposed to carry. We are approaching the impenetrable category of economy with all the tools available to us.
Installation av Alexander Peroutka (CZE /Tjeckien)
10 februari 17-22
02 10 – 02 26
Den tjeckiske konstnäre Alexander Peroutkas fontän med skräp i och videofilm med intervjuer på offentliga platser, vill väcka frågor kring en alltmer krympande rörelsefrihet.
The water basin installation occupying the gallery room represents an approximately neutral public place. It is a place where the various remnants of our one or more days´ valued things meet. However, even though the room is public, it doesn’t even mean that it is available to all. There is no sense of permanency, and all is subject to flux and change.
Public spaces are in a constant state of flux and are currently shrinking in favour of entrepreneurship and competition for business growth worldwide.
So, although public places seem to be in the public domain, they have in fact often already been sold off, leaving people isolated in an ever-diminishing realm of connectivity.
The litter and remains of our small private joys, and the results of hidden market mechanism are circulating inside the pool, switching places in reflection of the material
metamorphic cycles evident within urbanized spaces.
The basin is there to remind us of that which we value and is there to be compared to the personal interviews being presented on loop in the next room of the gallery.