Exhibition opening
If On a Fall Morning a Student

3. 10. 2023 18:00 – 21:00

House of the Lords of Kunštát

If On a Fall Morning a Student

We cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition One Autumn Morning, When the Students on Tuesday 3 October at 6 pm in House of the Lords of Kunštát. 


This year, the Faculty of Fine Arts, BUT, has completed thirty years of its existence. This institution was the first to disrupt the local art-educational centralism and to develop an alternative to the artistic and cultural-social mainstream of the time. The opportunity to review and evaluate allows us to reflect on general topics such as the relationship between local events and global social phenomena, and the relationship between institutions, actors and the heterogeneous cultural sphere. It allows to interrogate stereotypes related to artistic practice and to construct ideas of a better future. The route through the successive rooms of the House of the Lords of Kunštát supports the illusion of an insight into the art school as a “world of many worlds.” We enter a repository of visions and alternatives, passing through a sequence of observations and commentaries on what is considered typical and normative for art education. It is an ivory tower, an office with its directives and rules, the construction of a rebellion, a self-help nest, a place of authenticity cult. Alternatively, it can be a bunker, a factory for education, chaos, community, paradise. We tell episodes of what can happen one autumn morning, when the students enter these worlds; yet, if we care about what tomorrow will bring, we are all students here.

Curators: Café Utopia
Exhibition design: Zbyněk Baladrán
Cooperation: Vasil Artamonov, Patricie Fexová, Matúš Kobolka, Václav Magid, Jan Matýsek, Petr Nápravník, Matěj Pavlík, Matěj Pokorný, Matúš Kobolka, Karolina Raimund, Sláva Sobotovičová, Václav Stratil, Kateř Tureček, Andrej Sýkora and eastworks, Tereza Velíková, Dušan Zahoranský, Barbora Zentková & Julia Gryboś, Veronika Žilinská, Adam Žufníček and others.


House of the Lords of Kunštát

Dominikánská 9