Jiří Kovanda in the Door of VŠB
12 October – 5 November 2017
Exhibition opening 19 October 2017, 11 a.m.
Curated by: Marek Pokorný
The past fifty years have shown that any space can become a gallery. A deserted storage, a closed school, a gasholder, a water reservoir, a funeral hall, a deserted showcase, a bus stop, or a puddle – to find good examples from Ostrava. We would be sorry not to use the extended hand, and that’s why beginning from October we will make a gallery from the revolving door of the rectorate building of VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava in the Ostrava-Poruba campus. In the first phase, we will invite, on a regular basis, primarily outstanding Czech artists to cooperate. It is then only logical that we start with Jiří Kovanda, perhaps the most important figure whose work and opinions have exerted a major influence on the entire Czech art scene and whose global renown is striking.