19. 7.—12. 8. 2011
Odlitek ruky s malým torsem (Cast of a Hand with a Small Torso): I imagined that Jan Haubelt and Jiří Thýn would create a joint exhibition that would continue to enable them to collaborate outside the activities of the Ladví Group. The space at the Fotograf Gallery seemed to me to be suitable for this joint work – two spaces more or less the same joined by photography. The exhibit, as everything seemed to indicate, would occur as I had envisioned but without any influence on my part: work that was joint but individual at the same time. The same held true for the process of creating the works. Jiří Thýn took the first step by departing for a residency in New York, whereby he cleared the space for Jan Haubelt, who casted their hands. Then Jan left for a residency in New York, and left room for Jiří, who photographed interventions in the sculptural work. I am not mentioning this genesis for perhaps only funny reasons or those of the repetition the exhibit went through, but also for the sequencing (subsequentiality) of the artists’ individual approaches, which in themselves are part of the work’s content.
Curator: Edith Jeřábková