Karlin Studios, Prague: Bread and Salt

Opening: Tuesday, August 9th,  2011, 18:00
Exhibition date: August 10th – September 11th, 2011

Curators: Amande In & Michal Novotný

Exhibited artists: Edouard Boyer (FR), Didier Courbot (FR), Baptiste Debombourg (FR), Peter Fitzpatrick (AUS), Ivars Gravlejs (LV), Vojtech Kourímský (CZ), Anja Loughhead (AUS), Marianne Maric (FR), Antonio Rovaldi (I), Daniel Savage (AUS), Jean-Luc Vilmouth (FR)

When it comes to define what’s the purpose of making art and what can be accomplished within this frame, often an equivocal belief blurs the limit between work and leisure, useful and futile, profitable and free.

The group exhibition Chléb a Sul (Bread and Salt) brings together eleven international artists on a site that was once dedicated to production and labour: a factory. Converted since 2005 into a non-profit space for contemporary art : Karlín Studios houses both an exhibition space and artists’ studios. Further than the specific architecture of this building, it is its initial function that has driven the making of this exhibition.Through the production of their artworks each of the participating artists get involved with a singular attitude towards labour. Yet, rather than a statement, the artworks in conversation within this collective exhibition, are reflecting a certain crisis of values and by extension of ideals. Thus, challenging core issues of our society.Within such a context, the audience is invited to question its own priorities and necessities.Still, can we define these artists as labourers of the absurd ? Is freedom a staple commodity? How to define free time if not by opposition to bounded time, and in this case where shall be drawn the line of this boundarie ?

THE ANNUAL EXHIBITION PROGRAM OF KARLIN STUDIOS IS SUPPORTED BY:
MHMP, MKCR
MEDIA PARTNERS:
Radio 1, Artycok .tv, Radio Wave, Artmap, Prague Galleries
PROJECT PARTNER:
M2 Real Estate, a.s.
SPECIAL THANKS FOR THEIR SUPPORT TO THE PARTNERS OF THIS EXHIBITION:
Tranzitdisplay, Institut Français de Prague, RAPID, pivovar Krušovice

Karlin Studios
 
Križíkova 34
Praha 8 – Karlín
Czech Republic

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