The EIGHT / OSM exhibition was based on a visual game with a variety of artistic manuscripts. We have combined into a surprising whole the works of prominent contemporary artists, who each move in a different artistic position. They consciously and unknowingly refer to each other.
Tereza Fišerová, one of the youngest participants, as a representative of video art, Anna Hulačová in the field of sculpture and plastic work with matter, Alžběta Josefy, painter of enchanting themes, Alena Kotzmannová as the only one in the category of photography, which naturally cancels each of her works, Pavlína Kvita, the border between a sculpture and an object, Dana Sahánková in the role of a sovereign artist, Pavla Sceranková, an unclassifiable creator of kinetic installations, objects, videos, and finally the legendary artist, Jitka Svobodová, humiliating the classical perception of the world.
The authors meet for the first time in similarly unexpected visual contexts. The exhibition can be read as a message on several levels – as a reminder of Women’s Day without political and social connotations, as an exhibition of exceptional artists today in a sudden conversation and finally as a women’s exhibition, which without March 8 should no longer be justified today.
Curators of the exhibition and text: Klára Voskovcová, Blanka Čermáková
Exhibition and catalogue production: Blanka Čermáková
Graphic design: Helena Šantavá
Photos: Hynek Alt, Michal Czandrle, Radek Dětinský, Radek Jandera, Ondřej Polák, artists´ archive
Translation: Phil Jones