Protest as a signal. Mobilisation.
We were looking for a new name for a social event and we found it in the word “protest.” A protest makes those who are (seemingly) powerless or invisible more visible, and it also connects them. A protest enables its participants to establish cooperation and dialogue, and at the same time, it clearly declares a specific interest and therefore creates a safe space for anchoring and self-definition.
The protest frees us from the objectification of reality. We reveal ourselves as specific actors in the (cultural/social/artistic …) field. Together with six artists, we want to share our capital and seek strategies of how to object to the current state of affairs.
We don’t give up our responsibilities in co-creating the cultural space. We are looking for a possible continuity of our own (curatorial/artistic) work that leans towards a post-practice. We are dropping out of the product-oriented art mentality and through the protest, we send the following signal: we want to think about who we are as a temporary community of the Y Events, and how we can contribute to the Czech cultural hegemony.
Miriama Kardošová ▪ Denisa Langrová ▪ Jan Matýsek ▪ Masja Nødtvedt ▪ Sara Pinheiro ▪ Lykourgos Porfyris
THEORY Ivana Rumanová
CURATORS Anna Chrtková st. & Petr Dlouhý
GRAPHIC DESIGN Anna Chrtková ml.
PRODUCTION Tomáš Sosna
The projects is funded by the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021.