Governmental Fires



5. 5. - 20. 6. 2021

Artists: Kobby Adi, Tony Cokes, Kevin Desbouis, Natacha Donzé, Rhea Dillon, Ella Finer, Jason Hendrik Hansma, Monika E. Kazi, Joshua Leon, Olu Ogunnaike, Stanley Schtinter, Oliver Tirré, Abbas Zahedi

Curator: Cédric Fauq


Opening: 5. 5. 2021 Centre for Contemporary Art FUTURA, Holečkova 49, Praha 5

The collective endeavour Governmental Fires develops interrelated stories of conflagrations against state-power and properties and state-sponsored blazes. This inner movement (a conflict and paradox) created within the exhibition highlights the ways governmental forces are both able to criminalise fires when provoked by others while removing all accountability when triggering them. That way, Governmental Fires both exposes itself to fires and fans flames while providing shelters and exits from them.