• City Gallery of Contemporary Art



Anna Ročňová: Silent Arrangement

  1. PLATO, Porážková 26

Opening on 24/4 at 6 pm

Author: Anna Ročňová
Collaboration: Jan Boháč
Curator: Edith Jeřábková

Admission fee:
Fan: 1 CZK
Supporter: 30 CZK
Love: 100 CZK


The first exhibition at the newly opened Keyhole space is by artist and florist Anna Ročňová.

The objects by Anna Ročňová, the result of communication with plants, have been created in thematic series – the artist’s installations remind us of the affinity of species. Via her beautiful and unsettling material assemblages, Ročňová shares with us her observations of the complicated relationship between people and plants. In the Silent Arrangement exhibition, she observes the interface of nature, plants, and flowers as commercial goods.

The subject of Ročňová's silent talk is already contained in her choice of materials. She uses cut flowers from greenhouses, stuffed into plastic packaging, which somewhat problematically represent nature within our apartments as it soothes our estrangement from nature via a very chemical, unsustainable substitute for a meadow or a flower bed at home.

The creative hands of an artist and florist intuitively and mechanically, gently, manipulatively, and quietly arrange leaves, stalks, and dried plants with plastic threads and sleeves into beautiful objects of perverse silhouettes and connections that reveal the divide between the ethics and the culture of people.

You will find Silent Arrangement in the Keyhole, an exhibition room dedicated to gardening, cultivating, playing and art.



(c) Martin Polák
(c) Martin Polák
(c) Martin Polák
(c) Martin Polák
The Keyhole and Anna Ročňová: Silent Arrangement (c) Dominika Goralska, PLATO

Anna Ročňová graduated from the Studio of Sculpture at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. She was the 2023 finalist of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award. In her work, Ročňová has long been interested in the clash between natural materials and industrial products and the processes of their intergrowth. The artist says she creates her objects as “extended nature” and installs them in galleries and in outdoor spaces where they don’t meet the image of the world, but instead meet the world as such.

Special thanks to the Moravian-Silesian Region.