Hairy earthtongue, weeping toothcrust, fairy rings.

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.


Václav Girsa: Untitled, 2020
Václav Girsa: Untitled, 2020
 Jakub Hájek, František Hanousek: Fumigator glysis, 2020
Jakub Hájek, František Hanousek: Fumigator glysis, 2020
 Jakub Hájek, František Hanousek: Fumigator glysis, 2020
Jakub Hájek, František Hanousek: Fumigator glysis, 2020
 Garden view. Chlorofyl: Glasshouse, 2020
Garden view. Chlorofyl: Glasshouse, 2020
 Václav Girsa: Dirty Black Summer
Václav Girsa: Dirty Black Summer
 Václav Girsa: Živola, 2020
Václav Girsa: Živola, 2020
 The Mycological Twist: Foraging Bag: Greater Celandine, 2019
The Mycological Twist: Foraging Bag: Greater Celandine, 2019
 Garden view
Garden view
 Tomáš Kocka Jusko, Alex Selmeci: Untitled, 2020
Tomáš Kocka Jusko, Alex Selmeci: Untitled, 2020
 Tomáš Kocka Jusko, Alex Selmeci: Untitled, 2020
Tomáš Kocka Jusko, Alex Selmeci: Untitled, 2020
Curated object
Curated object
 Václav Girsa: Atlas hub, 2020
Václav Girsa: Atlas hub, 2020
 Václav Girsa: Auto Cannibal
Václav Girsa: Auto Cannibal
 Adelaide Ruff: Doubling Time, 2019
Adelaide Ruff: Doubling Time, 2019
 Adelaide Ruff: Half Life, 2019
Adelaide Ruff: Half Life, 2019
 Adelaide Ruff: Doubling Time, 2019
Adelaide Ruff: Doubling Time, 2019
 The Mycological Twist: Fantasy Maps (New Basin, Oblivion Outpost), 2020⁠
The Mycological Twist: Fantasy Maps (New Basin, Oblivion Outpost), 2020⁠
 Václav Girsa: Tarot, 2020 (Detail)
Václav Girsa: Tarot, 2020 (Detail)
 The Mycological Twist: Interspecies Meeting Point, 2020
The Mycological Twist: Interspecies Meeting Point, 2020
 Adelaide Ruff: Half Life, 2019 (Detail)
Adelaide Ruff: Half Life, 2019 (Detail)
 Jakub Hájek, František Hanousek: Fumigator glysis, 2020
Jakub Hájek, František Hanousek: Fumigator glysis, 2020
Chlorofyl: Glasshouse, 2020
Chlorofyl: Glasshouse, 2020
 Václav Girsa: Conversation with a Volcano, 2018
Václav Girsa: Conversation with a Volcano, 2018
 Václav Girsa: Untitled, 2020
Václav Girsa: Untitled, 2020
 Adelaide Ruff: Half Life, 2019 (Detail)
Adelaide Ruff: Half Life, 2019 (Detail)