Date of the event
13. 5. 2023 — 7. 10. 2023
Place of the event
Alšova jihočeská galerie
Strange Things is an international exhibition created in collaboration between the South Bohemian Gallery and the University of Ostrava. The authors and curators of the project are Tomáš Koudela and Pavel Forman.
Strange Things is a presentation of current work of artists who accentuate the principles of spontaneous artistic gesture, indefiniteness, chaos, grotesqueness, expressive formulation, politically engaged discourse and various artistic approaches. The essence of their work and a common creative denominator of the exhibition is the transformation of established visual structures – the reinterpretation of meanings or emotional profiles such as loneliness, nothingness, disgust, fear, anxiety, ecstasy, but also a redesign of religious and essentialist contexts. It is a response to contemporary times and a world that affects us in its essence of being, history and the present.
The exhibition will present artworks created using various techniques and it will showcase a variety of media, such as paintings, photographs, installations, sculptures and video art.
Piotr Ambroziak, Bogusław Bachorczyk, Erik Binder, Peter Cvik, Tereza Čapandová, Sven Drühl, Pavel Forman, Viktor Frešo, Metod Frlic, Andreas Guskos, Vladimír Havlík, Vendula Chalánková, Jun’ichiro Ishii, Martin Juef, MK Kaehne, Grzegorz Klaman, Bartosz Kokosiński, Tomáš Koudela, František Kowolowski, Jan Krtička, Jiří Kuděla, Robert Kuśmirowski, Marek Kvetan, Zbyszek Libera, Zorka Lednárová, Petr Lysáček, Bastiaan Maris, Arkadiusz Marcinkowski, Honorata Martin, Piotr Mosur, Jiří Petrbok, Gabriela Pienias, Monika Rechsteiner, Jan Rybníček, Yasuyuki Saegusa, Sadofsky & Trantina, Joachim Seinfeld, Helena Sequens & Adam Stanko, Masamichi Shibasaki, Bongchull Shin, Elena Steiner, Jan Philip Scheibe, Wolfram Adalbert Scheffler, Marek Schovánek, Nina E. Schönnenfeld, Paulina Skavova, Ivo Sumec, Jiří Surůvka, Grzegorz Sztwiertnia, Ivana Štenclová, Krystof Walaszek, Maik Wolf and others.