Here and Now at the Festival 4 + 4 Days in Motion
9. - 26. 9. 2021, Nová strašnická škola, Prague
Artists: Tomáš Bryscejn, Markéta Hlinovská, Anežka Hošková, Karolina Lizurej /PL/, Jasmin Schaitl /AT/
Curator: Lenka Sýkorová
Photo: Markéta Bendová
The path to oneself is taken through being present in the here and now. The last pandemic year has given us plenty of time to think and has taught us humility. Reality seemed incomprehensible and distant as if time had stopped. The silence, which we were hardly seeking before the pandemic, appeared in that ability to cherish the present moment. I have prepared a curatorial concept for the Festival 4 + 4 days in motion, which follows my research on contemporary drawing as the most direct art medium. Drawing is an intimate and personal gesture. It is a trace of creative activity. The time of the pandemic was an excellent opportunity both to stop and move forward spiritually. The presented artists show various approaches to contemporary drawing. These are not trapped on the paper but can possibly be guided by a performative gesture or reflect our experience with the online and offline environment. Selected artists approach drawing with humility towards the craft and the ability to use it in an intermedia art form. The depiction of subjective and objective reality and the moment of presence thus became the keywords of the whole exposition.