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“The author and the work are only the starting points of an analysis whose horizon is a language: there cannot be a science of Dante, Shakespeare, or Racine but only a science of discourses.” Roland Barthes One of the major obstacles in grasping the specific discourse that Uroš Djurić uses, in order to intervene into the contemporary art scene, is his strong presence in the media as a public…

Cyril Lepetit – le petit – petty, minute, tiny, itsy-bitsy, minor, flimsy, piffling You all know the feeling when after a day's march or a lengthy bike ride you stop to rest, squat to explore the ground, when suddenly a gust of wind passes through your sweaty private parts. Or in the evening, lying in a tub filled to the top you contemplate over gently rippling water surface reflecting the…

The need to outline the state of the Czech visual scene from the point of gallery operations emerged from our conversation with visitors of exhibition openings. The goal is to catch the ongoing phase of the emergence of something new, and the causes of the current situation. We are not interested in judging the activities of the galleries. We introduce them here via a questionnaire. Additional…

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A Flash mob is a mass art phenomenon, which in 2003 swept in a meaningless wave over the whole world. A small and “happy” country named Belarus – which has drawn international attention due to last March’s attempted revolution and “last dictator” Lukashenko – also took part in this phenomenon. Here, an entirely new kind of flash mob – a political one – has been born. In Place of a Preface ...…

After I saw a part of a discussion among the representatives of the youngest generation in contemporary art I felt like someone who had survived a nuclear disaster. That must have happened some time around 2001. The post-revolution 90s have disappeared somewhere. No one ever thinks about them. No one needs them. At least today’s culture activists, artists and their companions. The young…

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