Accompanying bilingual publication for the group exhibition of the same name on the 15th anniversary of Trafačka with an introduction by Blanka Čermáková, Petr Vaňous, medallions of central artists by Noemi Smolik, Petr Vaňus and Magda Danysz, medallions of all exhibiting artists and an interview with the founding members of the Trafačky Association Michal Cimala, Jakub Nepraš, Jan Kaláb and Blanka Čermáková. Jiří Mocek is the author of the graphic design of the publication and the visuals of the exhibition.
The community initiative, originally called Trafačka, had a strong operational and creative core (Jan Kaláb, Jakub Nepraš, Blanka Čermáková, Michal Cimala) and many nearby and more distant satellites. It was a temporary small galaxy with permeable borders that was constantly in danger of being engulfed by a black hole, which eventually happened. The concept of the exhibition project is also built on this basic thesis. Its purpose is primarily to present the process of transformation itself, which contains both the general summarizing level of social transformation with all its key attributes, as well as the entire system of small transformational movement that is embedded in the works of art themselves. From immaterial gesture to artifact. From the exhibition as a "collective work" to curatorial direction. From a community initiative to a community-functioning cooperative that takes full responsibility and wedges itself between professional Prague and Central European galleries. The works of the authors will be presented on the basis of permeable sets. The core consists of three authors associated with the original idea of Trafačka and its founding - Jan Kaláb, Jakub Nepraš and Michal Cimala. From them spontaneously formed axes develop, which are followed, for a long time or a short time, by other authors working with different intensity in different media. (A separate group then consists of authors on the farthest edge of the "satellite orbit" or those who were invited to episodic collaboration on the basis of affinities in thinking, work and creation or mutual sympathies). Some of them are thematic or media subsets, while some of the sets are, on the contrary, autonomous impenetrable worlds, some very specific – solitary or closed. This Piagetian system of "groups", i.e. semi-permeable units, is also reflected in the transformation concept of the exhibition installation itself. It should be clear from it that a unique "cultural phenomenon" is being presented to the public, which shows a regular internal contradiction - on the one hand, mutual meshing, on the other hand, the variability and temporality of this intertwining at different levels and in different layers. It is simply UNITY IN DIVERSITY, which creates an unrepeatable profile of old and new Trafačka, unity in diversity, which somewhere in the second plan is constantly passing through the primary founding energy invested in a once-starting project, which originally was not supposed to survive more than a few years.
Exhibitors: Vojtěch Adamec, Andrea Baštýřová, Aleš Brázdil, Michal Cimala, Linda Čihařová, Epos 257, Václav Girsa, H3T architects, Matěj Hájek, Anežka Hošková, Jakub Hubálek, Martina Chloupa, Matyáš Chochola, Blanka Jakubčíková, Jakub Janovský, Josefína Jonášová, Alžběta Jungrová, Jan Kaláb, Martin Káňa, Lenka Klodová, Martin Krajc, Jakub Matuška aka Masker, Linda Mikolášková, Anna Neborová, Jakub Nepraš, Matěj Olmer, Jan Padyšák, Stanley Povoda, Michal Pustějovský, Tomáš Rasl, Michael Rittstein, Jakub Roztočić, Magdalena Roztočilová, Dana Sahánková, Martin Salajka, Tomáš Skála, Ira Svobodová, Robert Šalanda, Pavel Šebek, Michal Škapa, Marek Škubal, Mark Ther, Pavel Tichoň, Zdeněk Trs, Jakub Tytykalo, Viktor Valášek, Dan Vlček, Jan Wölfchen Vlček, Ondřej Vyhnánek (X – DOG), Jan Vytiska, Zeb One.
Curator: Petr Vaňous
Texts: Blanka Cermáková, Petr Vaňous, Noemi Smolik, Magda Danysz
Interview: Petr Vaňous
Production: Blanka Cermáková, Dominika Vaňková, Veronika Čechmánková
Graphic design: Jiří Mocek (Permanent Office)
Photos: Marek Čihař, Gossamer Fog, Jan Hromádko, Lucie Hradecká, Petr Hricko, Alžběta Jungrová, Václav Kopecký, Lukáš Kliment, Šimon Levitner, Julien Magnan, National Technical Library, Bet Orten, Ondřej Polák, Martin Polák, Anna Peislová, Tomáš Rasl , Marcel Rozhoň, Jakub Roztočić, Sráč Sam, Julie Slauka, Tomáš Souček, Studio 4MAT, Anna Šolcová, Jiří Šourek, Kamil Till, Radek Typovský, Vojtěch Vlk, František Zhoř
Translation: Phil Jones, Stephan von Pohl, Václav Mlčoch
Czech proofreading: Tereza Hubáčková
English Proofreading: Megan Bedell
Prepress: Radek Typovský, Michal Janata
Printing: Tiskárna Helbich, a.s.
Number of copies: 350 pcs
Published by Spolek Trafačka as its 33rd publication