26 Apr – 11 Aug 2024
Stone Bell House – Prague City Gallery GHMP
Group Therapy – Prague City Gallery, 26.04.–11.08.2024

Collections in Dialogue – Art Collection Telekom and Prague City Gallery

The exhibition Group Therapy is a dialogue, an encounter, an exchange of artistic ideas and concepts, and a juxtaposition of artworks from two different collections. Holdings from – and recent acquisitions for – the collection of Prague City Gallery (GHMP), which was established in 1963 and comprises more than 16,000 items, are brought together here with pieces from Art Collection Telekom, which was launched by Deutsche Telekom in 2010 to promote and collect contemporary art from Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.

Current issues and accounts of lived reality are central to this dialogue, presenting around 80 works by 46 artists. The stories embedded in the artworks are about everyday life, personal hopes and fears, social cohesion and politics, but also explore fundamental questions related to the notion of democracy, democratic values, and the concept of a free and open society. These narratives contextualise the presentation and serve as pointers for the dialogue with and between the pieces on show. In the exhibition, they are encapsulated by the following terms:

Equal Rights – Democracy

Individualism – World Visions

Community – Spiritual Dimensions – Emotional Balance

Memory – History – Identity

Future Perspectives – Technology

Featured artists from Art Collection Telekom and Prague City Gallery (GHMP):
Vasil Artomonov and Aleksey Klyuykov, Sasha Auerbakh, Albena Baeva, Eleni Bagaki, Daniel Balabán, Levan Chelidze, Lana Čmajčanin, Danica Dakić, Anna Daučíková, Aleksandra Domanović, Petra Feriancová, Kyriaki Goni, Igor Grubić, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Nilbar Güreş, Ksenya Hnylytska, Vladímir Houdek, Anna Hulačová, Hristina Ivanoska, Sanja Iveković, Nikita Kadan, Hortensia Mi Kafchin, Alevtina Kakhidze, Šejla Kamerić, Lito Kattou, Lesia Khomenko, Zdena Kolečková, Eva Kot’átková, Marie Kratochvílová, Andreja Kulunčić, Nino Kvrisvishvili, KW (Igor Korpaczewski), Little Warsaw, Václav Magid, Radenko Milak, Brilant Milazimi, Ciprian Mureşan, Roman Ondak, Dan Perjovschi, Alma Lily Rayner, Slavs and Tatars, Marie Tučková, Martina Vacheva.

Invited artists:
Lenka Glisníková, Klaudie Hlavatá, Jindřiška Jabůrková, StonyTellers.
The above-named artists were invited by Art Collection Telekom and Prague City Gallery to produce new works for this exhibition.

Curated by Magdalena Juříková, Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher

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