Temporary Structures 1

Mutual Investigations


Jan Šerých

Marek Pokorný


The library and reading room in PLATO as a work of art by the visual artist Jan Šerých to improve concentration on reading and stimulate active dialogue of the reader with the space.

An exceptional offer of art publications, magazines and various materials on contemporary art and its context is available to the public (borrowing usually for the reading room only). You will find 10,000 books purchased by the gallery or acquired as a gift from a private library and the Library of the City of Ostrava which provided a set of art books to PLATO.

The subject of Mutual Investigations is the book, information and knowledge as an infinite and forever changing universe, when individual texts unexpectedly merge in an inspirational way and create more and more additional meanings and interpretations.