Could the stone be the author of the exhibition? Okay, weird question, let’s try asking it another way: Could the stone be a co-author of the work? What is the role of stone in contemporary art anyway? When did it cease to be a mere material to be worked and become an entity in itself with its own meaning, symbolism, or perhaps even an artistic partner for conversation or wandering? The exhibition The Beginning of Stone tells the story of stones through the work of contemporary artists.
It presents an interdisciplinary theme of ontological, existential and symbolic qualities that can enter our thoughts out of the blue, perhaps by simply stumbling on the path, or conversely through a careful search for flint or precious stones.
|Karel ADAMUS, Alva HAJN, Milan MIKULÁŠTÍK, Marian PALLA, Miloš ŠEJN, Petr ŠTEMBERA, Dušan URBANÍK, Jiří VALOCH, Polina DAVYDENKO, Jana ŽELIBSKÁ
|ORIGIN OF THE STONE
|Place / venue
|10 October - 8 December 2023
|Jana PÍSAŘÍKOVÁ, Ondřej CHROBÁK, Nadine GANDY
|Alva HAJN Dušan URBANÍK Gandy Gallery Jana Písaříková Jana ŽELIBSKÁ Jiří Valoch Karel ADAMUS Marian Palla Milan MIKULÁŠTÍK Miloš Šejn Nadine GANDY Ondřej Chrobák Petr Štembera Polina DAVYDENKO