NEWS / 2018

Nira Pereg, screening, Politics of Truth II – Observation, Etc. Galerie, Prague


Politics of Truth II – Observation
3. 4. 2018 at 7 pm


The second chapter of the long-term research cycle of the etc. gallery subtitled Observation aims to review the forms of observation strategies in contemporary video and film. Observation methods have accompanied documentary film throughout its development and it is therefore time to ask how they have developed during the past decades within the domain of art and whether we can look at them to catch a glimpse of the way contemporary artists think about social or political developments, the transformation of the environment they live in, or how life and working conditions change. We maintain that it is safe to say that even the need to use the observation mode itself may constitute a response to the current state of society. This becomes clearer when we begin to study the reasons and context in which an artist decides to opt for this method.


Presented videos:


ARTUR ŻMIJEWSKI – Dieter, Patricia, Ursula (2007)
NIRA PEREG – Sabbath 2008 (2008)
LUCIA NIMCOVÁ – Martelinar (2008)
ŠTĚPÁN PECH – Díry / Barrier (2014)


The commentary will be held in Czech.

Curators: Alžběta Bačíková and Anna Remešová


03-04-2018 - 03-04-2018