FUTURA: BLOK II
11.6. - 26.7.2020
Opening 11.6. 2020, 18:00
Centre for Contemporary Art FUTURA, Holečkova 49, Praha 5
Participants: Václav Girsa, Jakub Hájek and František Hanousek, Chlorofyl (Nikol Hoangová and Julie Slaba), Tomáš Kocka Jusko and Alex Selmeci, the Mycological Twist (Eloïse Bonneviot and Anne de Boer), Adelaide Ruff, Jitka Tomsová and others. With music by Václav Hálek.
Curator: Lukas Hofmann
As spiders weave their webs of decay and renewal, a tumultuous dialogue with a volcano commences. Metallic filaments burst from bricked walls, bulbous sacks buckle under the mass of foraged organic matter, and mushrooms sound their umami symphony. The occult cards were right; arsehole hegemony would one day be overthrown. The garden was now guarded by a sad-looking scarecrow and ivy with a peculiar taste in acid. Butterflies began dancing, drunk with nectar. A hospital for plants was built, overlooking fragrant pillows of greenery as the fungus spored and grew in unexpected shapes.
The eclectic project sees as its core the resilience in the scattered undergrowth that fungi represent. Set not only on the lower and ground floors, but it also breathes new life into FUTURA’s garden.