A group exhibition of former students under Professor Adéla Matasová in the studios of conceptual and intermedia art at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague and the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen.
“Irreversible shift” is the last in the cycle of three exhibitions. The first from the cycle − “Zone in Motion” (DOX, 2014) − charted both the actual work with new media at UMPRUM in the 1990s and the transformation of the studio of fine art which was the first to use computer technology. After the successful exhibition at DOX a short list of the graduates continued to prepare a second exhibition which took place from April to June 2016 at the Galerie U Bílého jednorožce in Klatovy, the spaces of which were turned into an integral part of the exhibition concept. The exhibition’s title “Hairy Ball Theorem” is itself a reference to the theorem which describes how it is possible to organize directions on the surface of a ball. The different artistic statements reflect, in accordance with the theorem, the principles of deviations and unevenness.
The concept of the “Irreversible Shift” exhibition elaborates on the thematised problem of deviations and unevenness (Klatovy, 2016), but in contrast to the previous close connection with the architectural space of the gallery it is based on deliberations about the relationship between a work of art and the future in the context of ever stronger social appeals.
Matej Al-Ali, Tomáš Moravec + Petr Dub / Jiří Černický + Martin Kolarov, Kateřina Palešníková, Jakub Choma, Adam Vít/ Tereza Fišerová + Evžen Šimera / Zdena Kolečková + Marija Mandić / Pavel Kopřiva + studenti ateliéru Interaktivní média FUD UJEP Ústí nad Labem / Alena Kotzmannová + Dominik Gajarský, Roman Štětina / Lukáš Machalický + Robert Šalanda / Adéla Matasová + Jan Jakub Kotík a Tomáš Kotík / Barbora B. Němcová / Jan Rous + Aleš Čermák / Eva Sakuma / Michal Sedlák + Zdenek Hůla / Tereza Severová, Tereza Velíková / Richard Wiesner + Krištof Kintera
Author of the concept: Adéla Matasová
Curator: Jen Kratochvil
Architectural and graphic design of the exhibition: Tomáš Moravec