ANNA REMEŠOVÁ /etc.galerie/ & MARY SARYCHEVA – ZUZANA JAKALOVÁ /display/ – TEREZA STEJSKALOVÁ /tranzit/ – BARBORA CIPROVÁ, VERONIKA ČECHOVÁ /SJCH/ – TEREZIE PETIŠKOVÁ /DUMB/ – MAREK POKORNÝ /Plato-Ostrava/ – SILVIE ŠEBOROVÁ /MG/
Who should be able to access galleries and who is denied that possibility at present? Are galleries for parents with little children and other caregivers? Are they for young people, the ill and the handicapped? Do galleries treat the artists whose work they exhibit fairly? Why does the exhibition production team, unlike the curators and artists, remain invisible? Are people working in the sphere of contemporary art in a position to avoid (self-)exploitation and (self-)precarisation? What can they achieve under the present economic and social conditions? To what extent can they reject the criteria of grant applications or the necessity to produce constantly given the scandalous underfunding of the sector? Should positive discrimination be encouraged in gallery programmes if women and minorities are underrepresented?
Recently, several art institutions in Prague that believe they are in a position to change the way they operate have been examining these questions (under the umbrella of the Feminist Art Institution). At the forefront of their considerations is the issue of care, be this care for the artist, art, viewer or the perceptions of visitors, artists or employees as carers, or of those who cannot function normally without the care of others. After all, care is a key social issue. We all need care, and yet it is not highly rated in society. What would an art institution be like whose programme does not conflict with its operations and in which questions of care are as important as the programme? What specific experiments would be involved and would such a system work even in larger institutions? And above all, could art institutions represent the vanguard of other social institutions? And how does feminism relate to this?
There will be contributions from Anna Remešová (etc.galerie) and Mary Sarycheva (Garage, Moscow), Zuzana Jakalová (display), Tereza Stejskalová (tranzit.cz), Barbora Ciprová and Veronika Čechová (Jindřich Chalupecký Society). Marek Pokorný (Plato-Ostrava), Terezie Petišková (Brno House of Arts) and Silvie Šeborová (Moravian Gallery) will be present to discuss to what extent the strategies being spotlighted could be applied in larger institutions.
Anežka Bartlová will moderate.
11 January 2018, 6 p. m.
AULA AVU, U Akademie 172/4, Prague 7
The discussion is being organised by tranzit.cz with the media support of Artalk.cz, A2 cultural fortnightly magazine, and Artyčok.TV.
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