Katedra fotografie FAMU

Basic Things

Basic Things
galerie amu
Malostranské náměstí 12, 11800 Praha
Opening: 10 September 2019 at 6 PM
Exhibition will be open 11 – 29 September 2019
Curator: Václav Janoščík
Artists: Valentýna Janů, Johana Novotná, Richard Janeček, Zheng Minghui, Veronika Čechmánková, Svetlana Malinová

The exhibition of the students of FAMU’s Department of Photography aims to show some current perspectives on contemporary art’s relation to photography, imagination and social issues.

Can baking bread be a liberating act?
Do you see the same blue I do?
How much money would a hired friend charge for chatting or for going shopping?
Will we ever live on Mars?

Problems, time, human experience and many other basic things have been changing significantly. It is as if today’s world which is overflowing with information, images and (fake) news had no use for protests and activisms. As if it weren’t enough to communicate, especially through social media. As if the era of personalized consumerism, wellness and adrenalin sports left no room for completely banal, everyday experiences.

It feels as if we should return to those basic things – whether that means baking bread, watching the world go by, personal conversation or even art. At least those working in the ever-changing field of art should stop lying to themselves that it is enough, or in fact even possible, to continue as we are.

The questions remain:

What can cooking offer me?
What if I never manage to see blue like you?
What if women make better art than men?
What if it’s you that I’m lacking in my life?

Posted on: 3. 9. 2019, Export Data