• City Gallery of Contemporary Art



Live Events:

Tragedy in Seven Acts

  1. PLATO, Porážková 26

Recommended admission fee 30 CZK

Registration required


Seven seven-minute-long performances whose screenplays were written by artists exhibiting at the When I State that I Am an Anarchist exhibition.

Seven acts staged according to screenplays written by seven artists in reaction to a series of seven actions performed by American anarchist artist Christopher D’Arcangelo. This is the layout of the performance which will fill – over one day only – the empty part of the exhibition space designed for the exhibition When I State I Am an Anarchist. The project, which PLATO has worked on in collaboration with French curator Pierre Bal-Blanc since last summer, will be performed only once in its full version in front of the audience.

It is only during the performance, which is an integral part of the project, that the viewer can experience first-hand the complexity of the radical curatorial approach. An approach, which includes a precise formulation of the issue, its conceptualization, a sensitive choice of artists and artworks, as well as their sharp interpretation and a gesture by which the curator takes on the role of author-creator. In our case, time is also important, because it is here that the event takes place in a way to eventually turn expectations into memories.

Tragedy in Seven Acts

Pierre Bal-Blanc

Pierre Bal-Blanc, Dean Inkster

Performance screenplays:
Shikeith, Paul Maheke, Sammy Baloji, Jimmy Robert, Trajal Harell, Rick Lowe/Maria Papadimitriou, Pope.L

Štěpán Tuček

Iris Touliatou

Mark Ther

Eva Barto

Nina Canal


Photo documentation:
Marianne Marić

Special thanks to the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and Moravian-Silesian Region.