22 September 2017 - 14 January 2018
|Place||Brno, Pražák Palace, Husova 18, CZECH REPUBLIC|
|Organizer||Moravská galerie v Brně / The Moravian Gallery in Brno|
For the second time the five finalists in the Jindřich Chalupecký Award, who in 2017 are Romana Drdová, Dominik Gajarský, Martin Kohout, Richard Loskot and Viktorie Valocká will present themselves in a group exhibition in the Pražák Palace of the Moravian Gallery in Brno. Although each of them is preparing an independent project for this occasion, we can take their individual statements together as a probe into the thoughts of the emerging generation of artists about the challenges of today's world: across the whole spectrum of media from painting via film to installation the finalists address themes such as emotional tension versus the opportunities and the limits of therapeutic and relaxing procedures, the impacts and consequences of night work, domestication in relation to futuristic visions and science, multi-sensory experiences bordering on the illegal, or the possibility of transferring the exotic to the local (and yet surreal) environment.
The finalists of this year's Jindřich Chalupecký Award have been selected by an international jury comprised of the art critic and curator Marek Pokorný, artistic director of the Ostrava City Gallery PLATO, the artist Jiří Kovanda, the art theorist and director of the Slovak National Gallery Alexandra Kusá, the curator Gunnar B. Kvaran from Iceland, the director of the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo, the art theorist and curator Pavlína Morganová, and Marina Shcherbenko, the curator and special advisor at the Bottega Gallery and the Shcherbenko Art Centre in Kiev.