Still in the Game: An Exhibition of the EXIT Award Winners
The exhibition project Still in the Game: An Exhibition of the EXIT Award Winners, which takes place from 8 December 2021 to 27 March 2022 in House of the Lords of Kunštát, presents all ten EXIT Award winners. The competition is organized by the Faculty of Art and Design, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem since 2003. The main ambition of the EXIT Award is to contribute to developing an active and communicative environment at and among academies, to motivate students to carry out their own art projects in professional exhibition venues.
Due to the special nature of the pandemic period, the organizers have decided to take the year 2021 as an opportunity to evaluate the results so far and open a discussion about current and future visions, and the character and optimal form of competitions in the art world. A joint exhibition of all nine (or ten, respectively) hitherto winners of the EXIT Award presenting their current work will be an ideal springboard for such an evaluation. The exhibition Still in the Game will be accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue. In addition to a retrospective section devoted to previous editions of the Award, there will be space for Czech and Slovak theoreticians and curators to reflect on the possibilities and limits of art competitions.