The exhibition's broadest topic is exploring the possibility of intergenerational creative cooperation between several artists with more or less different starting points who work with opposing forms of media on the basis of a triadic generational succession.
The exhibition’s broadest topic is exploring the possibility of intergenerational creative cooperation between several artists with more or less different starting points who work with opposing forms of media on the basis of a triadic generational succession. The approaches of the individual artists intersect in the final installation as a result of their common work within one space and their individual experiences in the field of cooperation and collective art. It is no surprise therefore that we have chosen artists who have worked with the methods of collective cooperation through a wide spectrum of subjects and, by being partially torn out of their creative comfort zone, they have discovered a new, shared, artistic identity.
The exhibition of Jiří Surůvka and Petr Lysáček – two of the founders of the Ostrava art scene who work together within the František Lozinski o.p.s. group, which, like those listed further, focuses on the social and political critique of the present – their former students, now assistant professors Denisa Fialová and Martin Egert (the Record group) and current graduates Pavel Pernický (the I love 69 popgejů group) and Michal Zych, is also a test of whether an intergenerational cooperation, which stems from a generational succession of a common schooling, is possible. In addition to this external framework, the exhibition is also a micro-history of the Ostrava scene, which was designed around the basis of the individual and collective identity of the local art scene.
A significant characteristic of the Ostrava art scene typology is working with the theme of banality. By the means of using various subversive gestures, the artists fight societal and political vices and clichés. Some intentional anti-aesthetics, strong humour and an absence of an excessive intellectual demand are the means of the militant aggression and speed of the communicated information.