Anetta Mona Chisa / Ke hmotě

Galerie U Dobrého pastýře 27 03 — 06 07
Opening — 26 03 2024

Anetta Mona Chisa is one of the most outstanding personalities of Czech, or more precisely Central European, visual art. She uses an extensive register of cultural quotations as well as irony and humour for her work on the border of object making, architecture and design. This artist appears regularly in Czech exhibitions, but mostly in tandem with Aleksandra Vajd or Lucie Tkáčová. For almost ten years, however, the Czech Republic has not encountered a solo exhibition by her, which will change thanks to the TIC Gallery's exhibition plan for 2024. As is typical of this artist, she is preparing a radical transformation of the exhibition display, thus evoking a powerful experience activating the senses and awareness of one's own body. The new environment has an aesthetic seductiveness and a distinctly immersive nature. It is therefore easy to emotionally commit to it. It creates an effective counterbalance to the dominant online world. 

Thinking about matter makes us think about the world. In the material world, all beings (mineral, vegetable, animal and human), things and forces are involved in the same ecological, geological and political problem. We are real bodies that are connected to other real bodies in this world as one real body. Matter matters because it speaks to us and communicates who we are. We are all made of the same matter as other bodies, animate and inanimate, and we all vibrate together in the same rhythm of the same elements. Materiality is process, flow and connection. Reality is multifaceted, relational, and moving. The exhibition will be based on a correspondence approach to materials and will attempt to expand notions of time, space, process and participation. By looking into the past we will glimpse the future. Looking into the near will give a glimpse into the distant.

The exhibition will be structured as a topography in which image, body and the (natural) world will be intertwined. The space of the gallery will become an organism in which the ontological division between the material/natural and cultural worlds dissolves in a stream of elusive forces: from being to becoming, from entities to relations.