Endoambivalenz Christmas / Plastikové Vánoce
NIK NOWAK, HANNU PRINZ, MOO STUMM, PHILIP TOPOLOVAC, BRECHT VANDENBROUCKE, VIRON EROL VERT (BERLIN) & DAVID BÖHM, MATYÁ CHOCHOLA, LUKÁ JASANSKÝ / MARTIN POLÁK KRIŠTOF KINTERA, PAVLA MALINOVÁ, PETR STROUHAL (PRAHA)
07.12.2013 – 18.01.2014
curated by Peter Lang and Pavel Vančát (Berlin/Praha)
supported by Tschechisches Zetrum, Berlin and Goethe Institut Prag
Just 350 km and 4 hours on Autobahn into a different world,
from the genuine Disneyland to the city of constant newness.
While travelling often there and back, we easily agreed on numerological
mirroring: 2 curators, 2 x 6 artists from Berlin and
Prague, 2 galleries. Two exhibitions, which are almost identical,
but slightly different by context and content.
However, the shared oppressive darkness of the season, both
mental and metabolic, has to be redeemed with gifts, lights
and sharing. Xmas is a cheap dream we wish to believe in, while
it turns out to be more and more artificial and tiring. How to
answer all the greed and sickness? We are old enough to know
that we must make the best of Xmas by ourselves, true or
P. V. + P. L.