Icons and Mythologies: The Desire of Changes

8. October 2019 18:00 -
10. November 2019 19:00

Fotograf Festival, Gallery AMU and Bubahof cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition: Icons and Mythologies: the Desire of Changes

The revolution is a political act of a protest and reform, to which the exhibition presents a meta-idea through mythological and iconic dimensions. These construction forms are more subversive and more personal, but nevertheless this does not detract their enthusiasm for ideological nor identity struggles. On the one hand, it is the question of appropriating reality, which blurs the line between narration and fabulation, real and figurative, and creates a space for shaping the meaning "mythology"; on the other hand, it addresses the question of faith, where a person and / or object embody public disagreement, challenge or duel - an icon. Within the exhibition, artists will present projects inspired by Sun Ra, Patrice Lumumba or Angela Davis, or more collective actions, such as the revival of a Russian revolutionary song; a popular legend performed in the 1970s or an analysis of image material distribution system controlled by the political regime, from the late 1980s to the present.

Performance by Violaine Lochu, Babel Babel, 2019

Artists: Zbyněk Baladrán, Kapwani Kiwanga, Violaine Lochu, Zorka Ságlová, Martin Zet, Lucie Rosenfeldová and Matěj Pavlík.
Curator: Fabienne Bideaud, Bubahof

This project was supported by the Foundation for Contemporary Art and Gestor - The Union for the Protection of Authorship.


Galerie AMU

Malostranské náměstí 12, Praha 1
(vchod z průchodu do ulice Tržiště)