On the first of June, a group of exhibitions entitled Through the Landscape of Communities, linked by the theme of cooperation, community art and art in public space, opened at the Regional Gallery in Jihlava. It includes the following exhibitions: Outside the gallery!, a project taking place as part of the Landscape Festival in Jihlava; NOTGALERIE, an original artistic and curating project by the Austrian artist Reinhold Zisser, which presents his work with a community of artists on the border of artistic and curatorial practice; Make friends, not art, an exhibition presenting work with artistic communities in a regional context; a sound map of the Jihlava river by the Portuguese artist Rodrigo Paglieri; and an intervention in the gallery space by the internationally acclaimed artist Jiří Příhoda, which is refering to his early works in the region.
Through the Landscape of Communities exhibition block brings joint exhibitions in the entire gallery building in Komenského street, linked by the themes of collaboration, community art and art in public space. Within the block, visitors can look forward to exhibition dedicated to art in public space Outside the gallery! curated by Petr Kratochvíl, Dan Merta and Klára Pučerová, thematically and personally linked to the Landscape Festival, which will be held in public space in collaboration with the city Jihlava. The exhibition indicates the possibilities of working with public space and how it has been worked with over the last 30 years.
The theme of the upper named exhibition is followed by other exhibition projects that look at the topic of art in public space more broadly, from the perspective of communities that are active in public space in one way or another: Reinhold Zisser presents the way in which a group of artists that he has gathered around the Viennese project Notgalerie Dreamestate think about art in public space, and will also offer a way to think about curating as a natural part of one’s own artistic practice.
Petr Kovář’s Make friends, not art project focus thematically on community topic and as an project is mapping the community-oriented activities of artists from the Highlands. These, involved in the exhibition, although they often studied classically oriented art disciplines, after returning to the Highlands they felt the need to engage in the creation and support of (artistic) community in the local area. In addition to cataloguing these activities, the exhibition will thus attempt to answer the questions of where artistic practice begins, where it ends, and where curatorial or community practice begins, and whether there is a need to separate them, and by comparing foreign examples, it will try to create a platform for discussion on the topic.
The last of the exhibitions of Through the Landscape of Communities block is a project by Portuguese artist of Chilean origin Rodrigo Paglieri at the IGLOO sound gallery named Landscape – radio map of Jihlava, curated by Miloš Vojtěchovský. Paglieri will create a sound map of the Jihlava river based on his wanderings around the river, which he will place in the IGLOO gallery.
The imaginary icing on the cake is the participation of Jiří Příhoda, who has prepared an architecturally conceived intervention in the covered Renaissance courtyard of the gallery, looking back at a convolution of performances and interventions covered by the theme of the Roštejn Sculpture Park from the early days of his work. Origins of Jiří Příhoda are connected to the region, but today he is one of the most successful international artists. His participation thus completes an imaginary circle of reflection on art in public space within the Highlands.
|Artist||Martin Hurych / Přespolní association, exhibitions, concerts / Bučení festival / Kurník residential centre / Lubná, Hana and Martin Jelínek / Gallery on the Edge of the Region / Marína, residential space in nature / Krásné, Matěj Kolář / KUŠ association / Rohozná children's camps / Marathon around Čeřínek / Rohozná, Polná, Jakub Minářů / Club of Korealist Activities, open, mostly performative platform, breaking out of social ideologies / Zámotek, music group / Pelhřimov, František Novák / Třešťský průměr, theatre group / Lajky, music group / Třešť, Tereza Říčanová / Linolagro, children's art camp / lookout tower / Mezná, Jaroslav Grodl and Hana Grodlová Sommerová / Přibyslav plein air / Přibyslav, Matěj Al-Ali, Ateliér SAD, Tomáš Beneš, David Böhm, Eugen Brikcius, Ondřej Císler, Lubomír Čermák, David Černý, Jiří David, Federico Díaz, Lea Dostálová, Petr Dub, ellement architects, Epos 257, Václav Fiala, Jiří Franta, Vojtěch Frölich, Kurt Gebauer, Guma Guar, Miloslav Sonny Halas, Radim Hanke, Stanislav Hanzík, Lucie Havlová, Jan Hladík, Lukáš Houdek, Dalibor Chatrný, Miloslav Chlupáč, Anna Chromy, Petr Janda, Magdalena Jetelová, Miroslav Jírava, Pavla Voborník Kačírková, Čestmír Kafka, Ivan Kafka, Petr Kameník, Marian Karel, Krištof Kintera, Ivo Klimeš, Lenka Klodová, Eva Kmentová, Milan Knížák, Josef Kocián, Ivar Kodym, Marius Kotrba, Jiří Kovanda, Aleš Kubalík, Kuba & Pilař architekti, Dominik Lang, Milan Mikuláštík, David Moješčík, Tomáš Moravec, Jakub Našinec, Jan Nálepa, Jakub Nepraš, Karel Nepraš, Jiří Novák, Vratislav Karel Novák, Libor Novotný, Ivar Otruba, Petr Pištěk, Jiří Příhoda, Rafani, Karel Rechlík, Lukáš Rittstein, Jaroslav Róna, Štěpán Rubáš, Viktor Rudiš, Oldřich Rujbr, Tomáš a Ivan Rullerovi, Zorka Ságlová, Veronika Sávová, Pavla Sceranková, David Sivý, Skupina Ládví, Colina Spofforth, Jan a Petr Stolínovi, Zdeněk Sýkora, Kateřina Šedá, Miloš Šejn, Jan Šépka, Ivana Šrámková, Šrámková architekti, Dagmar Šubrtová, Benedikt Tolar, Vladimír Turner, Jiří Valoch, Petr Váňa, Maxim Velčovský, Margita Titlová-Ylovsky, Aleš Veselý, Dušan Záhoranský, Olbram Zoubek, Václav Zůna, Ztohoven; Galerie Artwall, Brno Art Open, Festival Kukačka, Performance Festival Malamut, Festival m3 – Umění v prostoru, Festival nahých forem, Landscape festival, Signal festival, 4+4 dny v pohybu, Matěj Frank, Alissa Freilinger, Luisa Kasalicky, Lucie Novackova, Christoph Schwarz, Martin Vlcek, Kristin Weissenberger, Martin Zet, Reinhold Zisser, Rodrigo Paglieri, Jiří Příhoda.|
|Exhibition||Through the Landscape of Communities Make friends, not art - Outside the gallery! Art in Czech public space after 1989 - Reinhold Zisser: Notgalerie - Rodrigo Paglieri: Landscape – radio map of Jihlava and Jiří Příhoda: intervention Roštejn Castle Sculpture Park|
|Place / venue||Jihlava gallery|
|Dates||2. 6. — 15. 10. 2023|
|Curated by||Petr Kovář, Petr Kratochvíl, Dan Merta, Klára Pučerová, Reinhold Zisser, Miloš Vojtěchovský, Lucie Nováčková|
|Photos||Pavel Petrov, Peter Urbánek, Jakub Koumar|