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ARMORY SHOW NEW YORK 2004 Jiří David | commentary | 01.01.2004
ARMORY SHOW NEW YORK 2004
Armory Show, two words with one meaning: an exhibition of elite world galleries in New York. Anyway the galleries that set out a clear course of events through their position on the art market. The Armory Show has its own historical memory; it is not only some idea plucked out of thin air by the art business types. You will not find this name in the universal encyclopedias, but a certain…
Ambitious Curators Needed Immediately Travis Jeppesen | commentary | 01.01.2004
AMBITIOUS CURATORS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY
At the moment, the biggest problem plaguing the Czech art scene is an astounding lack of curatorial vision and leadership. For evidence, one has to look no further than the overabundance of national surveys of contemporary art that we’re constantly subjected to, and are by now entirely bored with. One month it’s contemporary art from Croatia, the next month it’s Australian, the next month it’s…
PIN A MEDAL ON THAT BOY (The Jindřich Chalupecký Prize) Redakce | commentary | 01.03.2003
PIN A MEDAL ON THAT BOY (THE JINDŘICH CHALUPECKÝ PRIZE)
"The Jindřich Chalupecký Prize was awarded to Michal Pěchouček at the end of 2003. The award, which we take great pleasure and irony in comparing to the British Turner Prize, has survived another year, though it has gone through crucial transformations in meaning for this country. Until recently, this was due to its founder Václav Havel and his close connection to the values of the regime…
 Baedecker’s guide alias Roman c(t)orso Marek Pokorný | commentary | 01.01.2003
BAEDECKER’S GUIDE ALIAS ROMAN C(T)ORSO
"“Actually there is nothing as difficult as keeping on good terms with a Roman lady. Pride struggles all the time; with a little love one may awaken in her.” Stendhal, Diary, Roma, August 5, 1832Notwithstanding that the role of contemporary art may in today’s Italian society be — except the non-comparable capital strengths — as doubtful as in the Czech Republic, there is no doubt that this is not…
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