Synonyma. Index - tranzit collaboration 2007.
First opening 6 March 5–8 pm. Fritz Quasthoff and Katerina Šedá.
Artist talk with Katerina Šedá 21 March at 6 pm.
Karel Císar: Life is Elsewhere - Social and Visual in the Art of Katerina Šedá
Fritz Quasthoff works with a project without a defined time frame where Index’ exhibition space and activities serves as a starting point for his analyses. Fritz Quasthoff’s engagement consists of a series of interventions, oscillating between sculpture and design. For the exhibitions at Index he will produce a set of walls and objects, formally relating to interior- or architectural details. These will function as a changeable structure that will be used during spring’s presentations. Fritz Quasthoff is based in Stockholm; he graduated from the Royal Academy in Stockholm in 2005.
Index presents There is Nothing There (2003), Raising Children (2004), and It Doesn’t Matter (2005), three projects by Czech artist Katerina Šedá, based in Brno, Czech Republic. Katerina Šedá’s conceptual oeuvre is performed in a 1:1 scale and in public space. Contemporary art often investigates structures in the city and the urban space. Katerina Šedá, however, often takes her physical starting point in small-scale agricultural societies. Her work focus communication and behaviour patterns in everyday situations. It Doesn’t Matter will be presented in the form of an Artist talk 21 March. In the exhibition and on Index’ website we present a new text on Katerina Šedá written by Karel Císar, freelance curator and writer, Prague.
Synonyma, background and other programme:
In 2007 Index and tranzit coordinates a parallel programme focusing exchange of ideas and production. This spring exhibitions will be staged in Stockholm, while Kajsa Dahlberg, who recently exhibited at Index, currently is staying in Prague to conceptualise a new work commissioned by Index and tranzit. Two screenings will be arranged by Index at Kino Svetozor in Prague, showing films by Harun Farocki, 26 April, and Adrian Piper, 24 May, as a part of tranzit’s regular screening series. Next exhibitor at Index is Tomáš Vanek, Prague. His participation in Synonyma starts 11 April. Spring programme finishes with Monument to transformation, fragment #4, a project by Vít Havránek, tranzit, opening on 9 May.
For further information contact Index.
Note that our telephone number has changed, + 46(0)8 50 21 98 38.
For more information about tranzit, Prague, please see: www.tranzit.org
Thanks to Czech Airlines CSA.
Index exhibition programme is curated by Mats Stjernstedt and Helena Holmberg. Fritz Quasthoff’s participation in Index’ programme is initiated by Markus Degerman.