Lost Focus: An Exhibition of FaVU Diploma Works

30. 6. 2022 – 31. 7. 2022

House of the Lords of Kunštát

Lost Focus: An Exhibition of FaVU Diploma Works

Graduates: Petr Nápravník, Dominik Konečný, Kristýna Krejčová, Jakub Polách, Matěj Boček, Daniel Jenikovský, Kamil Rujbr, Veronika Hrbáčová, Alice Šindelářová, Hana Drštičková, Hana Matyášová, Michaela Matušková, David Holubec, Marcel Otruba, Dominika Dobiášová, Denisa Römerová, Kristýna Sidlárová, Jan Staniczek, Tamara Spalajković, Martin Dominik Kratochvíl, Eva Sližová, Hana Magdoňová, Tereza Vinklárková, Lukáš Dobeš, Jiří Ferenc, Tomáš Zelený, Erika Bezárová, Tamara Conde, Anna Milerová, Polina Davydenko, Daniel Nováček, Hana Fickerová

In the FaVU cave, a new generation of artists attempts to describe fragmented reality through the search for answers to human, interpersonal and extra-human questions.

Transitioning out of the cave involves forces that pierce the world and introduce us to the aesthetics of the advertising world, imaginary democracy, fairy-tale dreams and hallucinations, humanistic sensibilities and relationships. Followers of the light hope to find a sense of gravity and orientation. At the same time, they dream of working with technology and natural hybrids, subculture and environmental issues. They are aware of self-ironic dependence, capable of conceptual jokes and sometimes dealing with the formal aspects of subjective aesthetics.  

The works of the diploma*ttes, which have been realized in different media, are reinterpreted after their defense. Through formal and conceptual methods, the AFO (Atelier of Photography) curator uses "filters, distorting mirrors, reflections and flashes" for the diploma exhibition. The curatorial way of telling a story from various fragments of the graduates' works is sometimes poetic, sometimes metaphorical, sometimes absurd and mystical to the point of being humorous. One could say that AFO's curatorial synergy in the process has created an unexpected synthesis of ideas that is no longer sequenced into a single narrative. A new situation has emerged that can be called LOST FOCUS.

The concept of presenting the work of the diploma*ttes is closely linked to frustration and solidarity. The result is a process focused on collaboration and better mutual knowledge.

Accompanying Programme

Lost Focus: An Exhibition of FaVU Diploma Works

Lost Focus: An Exhibition of FaVU Diploma Works

29. 6. 2022 16:00 – 20:00

We cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition of FaVU diploma works Lost Focus.

út – ne 10 – 18 h

House of the Lords of Kunštát

House of the Lords of Kunštát

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