Galerie TIC, Brno, Czech Republic
7. 6. – 27. 7. 2017
Curated by: Marika Kupková
The exhibition entitled Extensions is a metaphorical portal leading the viewer not only onto the stage, but also into the staged backstage. The display in the “front stage,” by definition, creates a manipulative environment; the behavior in the “backstage” is closer to the real personality. It is here that one can convey a message escaping the impression given by the stage. In the case of Extensions, the viewer can freely chose which situation becomes the extension of one of the two proffered acts, without being given the primary characteristics of either polarity. Daniela and Linda Dostálková work with the awareness that the exhibition as a whole (created specifically for the space in Galerie TIC) tests the stability of processes within the staging of two parallel situations—front stage and backstage—through which it leads the viewer to a consensus or the extended meaning of the preferred situation.
We thank Filip Cenek, Norbert Gáfrik & Jan Adamus, Václav Girsa, Leila Guellaoui & Václav Kostohryz, Patrik Hoznauer & Petr Kožušník, Jan Lichý, David Možný, Wallachian Open Air Museum, Jessica Serran.