• City Gallery of Contemporary Art



Temporary Structures 4


Marge Monko and artists from the Deutsche Telekom collection: Pavel Braila, Šejla Kamerić, Ali Kazma, Sükran Moral, Ciprian Muresan, Vlad Nanca, Roman Ondák, Agnieszka Polska, Tobias Putrih

Michal Novotný, Marek Pokorný, Nathalie Hoyos & Rainald Schumacher (Office for Art)

The exhibitions run throughout the period of PLATO’s activity in the building on Janáčkova St. 22 (former Bauhaus store), only the decor part (presentation of works from the Deutsche Telekom collection) lasts until 31 March, 2019.


The fourth stage of Temporary Structures, with artists creating the gallery’s support facilities, has Estonian artist Marge Monko making a project consisting of the presentation site (display) following up the installation created by Wesley Meuris. This time, the decorative-conceptual element of the interior (decor) consists of videos and a mobile three-dimensional object from the Deutsche Telekom collection.

Temporary Structures is PLATO’s year-long project when the city gallery’s backup facilities in the former Bauhaus are created by artists. Instead of traditional exhibitions we present a library, a bistro, a shop, a cinema and a garden as works of art.

An area of almost 5000 m2 in an empty hobby-market to be used temporarily as a gallery. These initial conditions provoked us to make an experiment in collaboration with artists. Instead of traditional exhibitions we present the gallery’s essential backup facilities, which can be used for at least a few years, until PLATO finally moves to its permanent location in the reconstructed city slaughterhouse.

We have invited artists from the Czech Republic and around the world to take part in the experiment and help us build PLATO’s infrastructure in the course of 2018 and 2019 – gradually, over several subsequent stages of the Temporary Structures project. Simultaneously, the interior also accommodates works from three existing art collections exhibited as a “temporary structure” in its own right.