GARDENING OF SOUL: INTRODUCTION
GARDENING OF SOUL: IN FIVE CHAPTERS
30. 11. 2022 – 11. 2. 2023
Opening: 30. 11. 2022 from 6 p. m.
Curator: Michal Koleček
Exhibiting artists – selection in process
The first exhibition GARDENING OF SOUL: INTRODUCTION will display a series of extensive curatorial research activities mapping works of art concerning topics as care, community cooperation, environmental responsibility, respect for sustainable development and social commitment, which has already been widely contextualized in contemporary international art. Now, through communication between the main curator Michal Koleček and individual co-curators from foreign partner institutions, these artworks will intersect in the new superstructure.
The project will further host a series of 6 international artists residencies in the Ústí nad Labem House of Arts and each output will form the basis of the second exhibition format — GARDENING OF SOUL: IN FIVE CHAPTERS.Two Czech artists will take a part in an art residency in Iceland meanwhile.
An international conference is also part of the plan, where the participating parties will present and evaluate the processes within their curatorial, research, creative and theoretical activities, which framed the final form of the project.