Galerie Kontext
curator Katarína Klusová


Nowadays, we consider it crucial to think and reflect on the current corona crisis. The Slovenian philosopher Mladen Dolar noted that its effects are similar to a magnifying glass. We have made some important discoveries while looking through the magnifying glass on our operation here. It is becoming more and more apparent that the need for the changes that our magnifying glass pointed out to us starts off a new transformation – and that goes for the field of professional art too. The prevailing procrastination in Gramsci’s statement – “the old is dying but the new cannot be born” – has to be abandoned as the art institution takes on a new role. The gallery needs to focus more on the systematic support of living art just as much as it has to strengthen the public awareness of the field’s fellowship and work to create a synergistic effect within and outside of it: to slow down and to focus more on those topics articulated by the exhibitions. This effort is also supported by Katarína Klusová, an artist, curator and pedagogue, whose project for Galerie Kontext focuses on gallery pedagogy or media education in the form of lectures and discussions with experts on environmentalism, sociology, linguistics, philosophy, and pedagogy. The year-round cycle will include seven realizations in various formats taking place in the foyer niches, the cinema room, the cabinet or directly at exhibitions. The very first one will explore topics of the exhibition project by Anna Tesařová in Galerie mladých. It will examine the theme of desire to hold on to memories through musuem institutions.