‘Museum of Tomorrow’s Weather’ by Aleš Zapletal at Pragovka Gallery
Aleš Zapletal, in his critically tuned exhibition with a lot of humor, commented on the current themes connected with the environmental crisis, the long-term influence of a man on the planet, as well as the presentation of contemporary art in the large international institutions in the near and distant future, in which he placed a museum exhibition of his own provenance. He engrossed himself in the role of the map generator of the non-corresponding territories. He leaves behind the world’s most burning problems and a possible outline of their future development in order to bring them back in a remarkably redesigned form with a clear author’s signature, with the cradle of inspiration being the same work of their own automatic drawing as the author’s research of the problem bordering the scientific approach. He also courageously declares that he does not like science fiction.
The Museum of Tomorrow’s Weather is located in a special no-time frame, where we can find future ruins of contemporary meccas of the artworks such as Center Pompidou, Tate Modern, Guggenheim Museum in Billabau, Broad Museum in Los Angeles, and Guggenheim Museum in New York and Museo Soumaya in Mexico. The museum’s impression of the exhibition is complemented by a series of eight paintings of landscapes that originate in virtually created natural landscapes, highlighting the relativity of the future and the past. The paintings depict the landscape in an unexpected, unspecified historical moment of geological time, when the Earth’s crust all over the world covered a constantly swelling layer of man-made material, creating a new, yet uncharted land. The ability to fold and expand the eight-part image of this landmark refers to the current geographical indeterminacy of the displayed continent. The mode of display then refers to the different types of perspectives used in computer games, including archaic ones. The inscriptions placed at the entrance and exit of the exhibition are formally based on the wounded works of Lawrence Weiner of the 1960s and are based on the contemporary materialistic and environmental philosophy of Timothy Morton.
|Exhibition||Museum of Tomorrow's Weather|
|Place / venue||Pragovka Gallery, Prague|
|Dates||December 5, 2018 - January 6, 2019|
|Curated by||Lucie Nováčková|
|Index||Aleš Zapletal Lucie Nováčková Pragovka Gallery|