Starting in 2020, the curatorial intention of the Altán Klamovka Gallery is concentrated on current topics in art, such as art sustainability and intergenerational dialogues of new and middle generations. Therefore, there were to be held only five longer exhibitions with a more sophisticated system of documentation – high-quality photo documentation and video interviews with artists. The Altán Klamovka Gallery also focuses on presenting foreign authors and on deepening cooperation with them.
Because the lesson today is that we succumbed to hurry, so we slow down even more. For this reason, two exhibitions of foreign artists were moved to 2021!
From 2020, the curatorial intention will evolve in response to current art topics, such as sustainability in art and the intergenerational dialogues of the emerging and middle generation. That is why I decided that in 2020 only five exhibitions with a longer duration, but with a more sophisticated system of documentation - quality photo documentation and video interviews with artists will take place. At the same time, the gallery will focus on presenting foreign authors and deepening cooperation with them. The curatorial plan is again aimed at contemporary drawing with post-conceptual overlaps into other media. The established artist Dorota Sadovská will represent the Slovak Republic, who will prepare a unique painting installation for the gallery emphasizing the possibilities of drawing led directly into the canvas material. Then an exhibition will be followed by Ostrava-based author David Vojtuš, a graduate in the field of illustration and graphics at the Faculty of Art and Design of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ostrava. For Altán Klamovka David Vojtuš creates a site-specific graphic installation based on his current work, working with plastic material and traditional graphic techniques. The last exhibition in 2020 will be XI. Virtual Biennale Prague which connects the phenomenon of author's poster with the internet network (more https://www.aug.cz/virtualni-bienale). This international project will feature a publication that will document the previous ten years and will include texts from leading graphic designers of the middle and older generations from around the world who participated in this project in past years by sitting in the international jury of this art competition.
Social distancing has stopped cultural activities that are dependent on visitors and direct interaction. After the first shock, it is essential to continue the work because art is necessary for the mental hygiene that we still need. The role of culture is now that art has the potential to influence the future.
In 2021 we will see the emerging Polish artist Karolina Lizurej, who graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and her domain is textile creation - embroidery, which she grasps in terms of current tendencies of understanding drawing. In Altán Klamovka she will present monumental embroidered drawings. Then an exhibition will be opened by Yasha Rozov, an Israeli artist, curator and designer of middle-generation, who is collaborating with Guy Bernard Reichman, of a younger generation, to create a site-specific project. The authors will reflect the interior and exterior of the gallery and will be preceded by artistic research into the history of the neo-Gothic pavilion and the Klamovka Park.
The phenomenon of "independent galleries led by artists" will continue to be reflected, and Yasha Rozov, who is an active artist but also an international curator, has been selected. Altán Klamovka Gallery serves as an essential platform for developing future cooperation in both publishing and exhibition areas in connection with cooperating galleries, institutions (eg Regional Gallery Liberec, Supermarket Art Fair, etc.).