Michal Novotný: Rich Women Are Beautiful

Michal Novotný: Rich Women Are Beautiful

// Th 6 July 2017 / 7 p.m. / ODD

The lecture will focus on re-materialisation and re-charismation of the work of art that we witnessed in the last decade. Art and corporate examples as much as own curatorial work of the author will illustrate generational disenchantment from neutrality, anti-seduction, immateriality and linguistic meaning, the accentuation of a genre and visual sophistication. In context will be introduced the attitude of non-thematic, mimetic curating as a creation of scenographic, cinematic environments. Some prediction lines of future art and desire production dialectics will be drawn.

Michal Novotný is director of Centre for contemporary art FUTURA in Prague and independent curator and writer. Since 2016 he is also part of the strategic conception team at PLATO Ostrava. Recent curatorial research projects and residencies include Delfina Foundation, London (2016); Stroom Den Haag, Haag (2015); Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (2014); Contemporary Art Museum, Rijeka (2014); Villa Arson, Nice (2013). Among his recent exhibition projects at FUTURA counts Harun Farocki/ Zbyněk Baladrán (2015), Than Hussein Clark: Debts (Erotic Review Sinai) (2015) or On Trees and Things exhibition of Roee Rosen and Pavel Sterec (2014). Recent exhibitions at Plato Ostrava: Preliminary portrait of a Young-Girl (2017, in collaboration with Linda and Daniela Dostalkova) and Klub Fiesta (2017, in collaboration with Lumir Nykl) In 2015 he initiated a cooperation with Czech Centers resulting in collective exhibitions Typografie (Czech Center Rotterdam) and Liturgie (Czech Center Paris) accenting the specific architecture of those cultural institutions and expanding the notion of scenographic arrangement of works. Regular contributor to Flash Art, Art&Antiques, Artalk, Atelier, Labyrint and Fotograf magazines. AICA member since 2013. He initiated and is a jury member of VARP NY – Visegrad Artist in Residency residency program in New York.

Michal Novotný is currently curator in residence in the frame of ARC Bucharest program www.arcbucharest.ro

ARC Bucharest is a research residency program designed for curators working and living outside Romania to explore the effervescent art scene in Bucharest. ARC Bucharest’s 2017 program is co-financed by The Administration of The National Cultural Fund (AFCN)* and supported byUniCredit Bank Romania.

Centrul Ceh (Czech Centre Bucharest), ODD, Salonul de proiecte
Organized by Asociatia Culturala Solitude Project

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*The project does not necessarily represent the view of The Administration of The National Cultural Fund. ANCF is not responsible for the content of the project or the means through which the project results might be used. This falls entirely in the grant beneficiary’s responsibility.