Exhibitions Apocalypse Me: Ways of Envisioning the Final End by Andrea Průchová and Tomáš Hrůza
November 5 - December 1, 2018 Project Space One
Andrea Průchová and Tomáš Hrůza’s proposed a collaborative project for the Project Space that deals with the topic of Apocalypse seen as a cultural as well as a visual phenomenon. They are interested in four main perspectives based on which the theme of Apocalypse has been represented in contemporary visual culture: (1) ecological —images of natural disasters, various effects of global warming; (2) mythological—images of dominant religious traditions as well as of less known folklore motifs and narratives; (3) digital—hacking, technophobia; and (4) individual—pragmatics of “This might/will be my end” saying. They will be combining theoretical and artistic endeavors to pursue the creation of an artists’ book.
Andrea Průchová is an associate lecturer (Charles University), a researcher (Czech National Film Archive) and a founder of Fresh Eye, the educational platform in the field of visual culture. She is a Fulbright Alumni (NYU, Pratt Institute). Her research work has been published internationally (Palgrave Macmillan, Springer Publishing House).
Tomáš Hrůza is a visual artist, an associate lecturer (FAMU) and an independent publisher (a co-founder of Fotograf Magazine and ArtMap). In his artistic projects he employs the media of photography and video namely. He has exhibited in local as well as in international galleries (Berlin, Warsaw, Ottawa).
Support for this exhibition came from Joy of Giving Something and the New York State Council on the Arts Visual Arts program.