Exhibition in Prague: The New Dictionary of Old Ideas


Prague, MeetFactory 21.02-27.03.2020

Central Europe – A utopia, a fact, or a conceptual thought? The New Dictionary of Old Ideas is an artistic project that widely explores this phenomenon by examining its urgent political topics, history, geography, and visual culture. Works by artists from Georgia, Poland, Spain and Czech Republic will occupy the space of both the MeetFactory Gallery and Kostka Gallery, Prague, until March 27.

The first exhibition of the project will feature all the participant artists, Erick Beltrán (Mexico/Spain), Verónica Lahitte (Argentina/Spain), Elena Lavellés (Spain), Irmina Rusicka (Poland), Katharina Stadler (Austria/Georgia), Sandro Sulaberidze & Nino Zirakashvili (Georgia) and Adéla Součková & Jiří Žák (Czech Republic). The exbibition is curated by Data Chigholashvili and Alba Folgado.

The project approaches the phenomenon of Central Europe not as merely subjected to a physical location, but also influenced by socio-political, economic, and cultural factors. The artworks invite to contemplate how the world is seen near us and afar. The production of dominant images and narratives in Europe has legitimized new forms of persecuting minorities and underprivileged groups, both within its territory and beyond.

 

Accompanying program in Prague:

February 22, March 4 and 17 – Exhibition tours

March 26 – Launch of project publication

 

Exhibitions in 2020:

Trafostacja Sztuki, Szczecin, Poland / April 9 - May 17, 2020

CentroCentro, Madrid, Spain / June 11 - September 13, 2020

State Silk Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia / October 15 - November 15, 2020

 

Partners:

International: MeetFactory (Czech Republic) // Trafostacja Sztuki (Polonia) // Silk Museum(Georgia) // Hablarenarte (Spain)

National: CentroCentro (Spain)

 

With the support of:

Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

Comunidad de Madrid

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