Power(less)

3 Jun – 6 Nov 2022

By DOX Centre for Contemporary Art

https://www.dox.cz/en/whats-on/powerless

Power(less) exhibitionDOX Centre for Contemporary Art

“I wasn’t ill, I was far too powerful.”

Zdeněk Košek speaking about the time he was controlling the weather all over the world, 2003

Power(less) exhibitionDOX Centre for Contemporary Art

Exhibition

Contemporary artists who are often established on the global art scene enter into a dialogue with artists classified as art brut to offer their interpretation of themes of power, powerlessness and illness, and to comment on current political, social, racial and gender issues.

Power(less) exhibitionDOX Centre for Contemporary Art

The desire for power is the driving force of history, both a constructive driver and a destructive force. In the shadow of authoritarian  potentates stand the nameless multitudes of the powerless, who serve as both the implementers of power games and their audience. 

Power(less) exhibitionDOX Centre for Contemporary Art

Power(less) exhibitionDOX Centre for Contemporary Art

The pathology of the personalities of the potentates, the absurdity of the functioning of some institutions and the blind obedience  of the crowd are now brought into sharp focus.  Fear and naming an enemy emerge as effective means in furthering the goals of power. 

Power(less) exhibitionDOX Centre for Contemporary Art

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