Publication for exhibition summarizing the individual phases of the project in a photographic story.
The exhibition and publication of the same name entitled Brussels by the artist Tono Stan presents his current project, in which he devotes himself not only to photography but also to the technique of painting, however in an unusually indirect way. He painted a cycle of abstract calligraphic paintings through his model and the results of their action, including photo and video documentation of the entire project, you can now see with your own eyes. The name of the Brussels exhibition is derived from the origin of one of the main elements of the author's project – skates. It was precisely in Brussels that King George of Poděbrady's expedition in the 15th century first saw townspeople sliding on frozen ponds and canals on boots equipped with knives. It was the skates that played an important role in the painting performance. A cycle of colorful portrait photographs opens the exhibition, where a woman is the central figure. A woman as a model and at the same time a mediator or medium, which made possible the creation of a series of large-format abstract paintings in an unusual way. Photos and video capture a story that took place in a film studio in 2016. The publication is supplemented by three essays by the philosopher Tereza Matějčková.
In the words of Tereza Matějčková from the accompanying text for the exhibition publication: ...What burns in the spirit will not burn. Let us say that the inner heat is the unity of thought, speech and action. Not everyone knows how to burn and probably no one can do it right away. It's about continuing to tune in... To create is to transcend, to unburden, to be free... Beauty does not exist without us, but it does not emerge through us, but because of us - when we discover the punishment of what we see...
Curator: Tono Stano, Blanka Čermáková
Texts: Tereza Matějčková, Tono Stano
Graphic design: Robert V. Novák
Book production: Blanka Čermáková, Barbora Voj, Veronika Čechmánková, Lucie Kropáčová, Marcel Stecker
Photographers: Tomáš Rasl, Studio TS
Translation: Phil Jones
Proofreading: Tereza Hubáčková
Number of pages: 55