Kunstvereniging Diepenheim and the Jindřich Chalupecký Society (Czech Republic) proudly present the group exhibition (Dis)connection, with installations, sculptures and video works by thirteen international artists. The exhibition brings together various artistic positions that are connected by shared concern: how can we live together?
Artists: Adéla Babanová, Sybren de Boer, Lotte Geeven & Yeb Wiersma, Anna Hulačová, Valentýna Janů, Hannah Joka, Martin Kohout, Frank Mandersloot, Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkáčová, Maria Pask & Frederique Bergholtz
The question is an echo of a larger field of social and economic concerns. It suggests a rethinking of the ways in which we organize ourselves – both personally and collectively. In the midst of a global environmental, humanitarian and political crisis, we have to ask ourselves what we can do to avert this threat? What knowledge can we resort to and which assumptions and values should we let go of?
By disconnecting from modern concepts, such as the idea of progress, the participating artists offer a space for new stories to emerge that appeal to the imagination. The most diverse artistic resources are covered: from fictional documentaries and system installations to works that offer a reconsideration of the concept ’time’. In a critical and intuitive way, alternative approaches of creating connections emerge.
(Dis)connectioninvites the audience to explore these different perspectives and to collectively visualize unorthodox stories for possible futures.
Curators: Karina Kottová and Alexandra Landré
2 February – 5 May 2019
Adéla Babanová, Sybren de Boer, Lotte Geeven & Yeb Wiersma, Anna Hulačová, Valentýna Janů, Hannah Joka, Martin Kohout, Frank Mandersloot, Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkáčová, Maria Pask & Frederique Bergholtz