• City Gallery of Contemporary Art




Our theme for 2020 is “intensities”: over three exhibitions and all kinds of programming, we explore various kinds of intensity that define the look and feel of the contemporary world.

Daniela and Linda Dostálková, Marek Pokorný

Nadja Argyropoulou, Daniela and Linda Dostálková, Jakub Adamec and Pavel Sterec

Jan Lichý (music), Zuzana Blochová (food and drinks), Aleš Stuchlý (film), Jiří Šimáček (constellations), Marek Pokorný (pilgrimage), Jakub Adamec and Pavel Sterec (activism), Iveta Horáková and Alice Sovadinová (school programmes)


Without thinking, we label almost everything that’s going on with us and in our world as “intense”. We dedicate ourselves intensely to work, we long for intense experiences, we are intensely interested in politics, ecology, and fashion. But what is this intensity? Do extremities of energy and feeling truly exist in our world and lives?

In its year-long project PLATO attempts to answer such questions through three exhibitions and various programmes. This year’s lineup offers a number of perspectives and examples from the world of contemporary art, music, film, gastronomy, and social activism all of which draw on critical approaches to investigate utopian demands for intensity.



The project was supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Moravian-Silesian Region.