Bodies on the Line

27 May – 15 Nov 2020

Education without limits, a programme with a beginning and an end

Who is it for? For lower secondary and high school students | a suitable supplement for Art, Media Studies, Social Studies/Social Science Basics, Czech

How long is it? 120-150 min

How much does it cost? 500 CZK/group (800 CZK/group in a foreign language) + exhibition admission CZK 60/student | accompanying teacher free

For how many? At least 8, at most 25 | Larger classes must be split into two groups that will take the programme in parallel at a discounted price of CZK 400/group.

When and how to order? Reservations and other information: or 295 568 104 | ideally the programme should be ordered at least 2 weeks in advance

Cancellation? At least one workday in advance, otherwise a cancellation fee of CZK 500 applies

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
Poupětova 1, Prague 7
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Educational programme from the Role(s) in art catalogue for the ULTRASUPERNATURAL exhibition

the role of "artist"

What does it mean to put your "body on the line"? What role does courage and the ability to forge one's own path in any creative activity? The works of artists, writers, composers, and others often invite us into their own narratives, and authenticity is appreciated, no mater whether it conveys beauty, joy, or desperation. Reactions may be slow in coming and may be quite varied, but an original creator always puts their body on the line.

The exhibition Barbora Šlapetová and Lukáš Rittstein is the result of a more than twenty-year project. It tells the life story of the artists and the last native tribe in Papua New Guinea, the Yali Mek, whom the artists visited a total of eleven times since 1997. From the beginning, they didn't want to be mere tourists, and transferred their exploration into drawings, videos, objects, photos, and monumental sculptures, which became part of further self-exploration. They thus fulfilled their own wishes as well as those of the tribes, who had once practiced cannibalisms. As the name of the exhibition - "Ultrasupernatural" - indicates, this long-term relationship led to an entirely different perception of the world, the environment, and spirituality. It it is precisely otherness, its value and loss, that is one of the important motifs of the exhibition and programme.

The educational programme contains various activities, commentaries, discussions, and contemplations within the exhibition - all with a final analysis. Individual parts of the programme are naturally balanced and adapted to the age of the group.

Programme Partner

The educational programmes of the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art receive financial support from the Prague 7 city district.