Point of View: Identity

26 Apr 2024 – 28 Feb 2025

We’re open to all, now also you

11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
Poupětova 1, Praha 7
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Who am I? What am I? My body? A memory, a dream? Does art help me know myself? And why art?

Another instalment of the long-term project, which combines the format of an exhibition and a classroom and focuses on the theme of human identity. Identity has emerged as a central motif in the collaboration with young people, students, and adolescents. While the theme of the project/exhibition generally applies, further questions and answers are offered in the accompanying educational programmes. What is a mistake and when? What does it mean to be ordinary or indifferent, and when is our attention needed? What stereotypes and prejudices do we have when perceiving works of art and, above all, ourselves and others? The human form naturally takes centre stage; the body, its clothing, its behaviour. A person's identity and the different ways of looking at it.

Curators: Ondřej Horák (Fuczik), Jiří Raiterman
Exhibiting artists: Andrea Baštýřová Lédlová, Milena Dopitová, Kamera
Skura, Lukáš Houdek, Thea JaCobra, Vladimír Turner

Contemporary artists representing various media and generations present their work in the exhibition. One of the youngest is Andrea Baštýřová Lédlová, whose objects are based on common social moments and family stories, but the result is a kind of drag queens without a clear identity, age, or gender. The younger generation is also represented by Thea Ja Cobra. She is represented here by a series of photographs edited with contemporary technologies, which also show the human body without the usual gender labels. But differently. And in a different way, the human form is modified in a trio of portraits by the artist group Kamera Skura.

The work of Milena Dopitová in the exhibition is represented by the project Sixtysomething, which, although it was created in 2003, is still relevant and can also be seen from the perspective of ageism and its effects. Lukáš Houdek's works have also been appearing on the art scene for a longer period. The nature of his work has classified Houdek as an artist-documentarian focused on changing perspectives on gender and racial prejudice. The screening of Vladimír Turner's film, adapted only for the purposes of the DOX exhibition, suggests the fragility of the stability between man and the outside world, the threat to his original identity and stability.

Exhibition and Education Partner of the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art