O the Hoe, the Hoe, the Hoe

15. 9.—14. 10. 2023 (opening: thursday 14. září v 18h)

Veronika Čechmánková, Gijs Gieskes, Lukáš Jasanský a Martin Polák, Ruta Putramentaite, Kateřina Konvalinová, Denisa Langrová, Erika Velická

curated by: Martin Netočný

exhibition architecture: Petr Lhoťan

graphic design: Pavla Nečásková, Šimon Vlasák

production: Josefína Frýbová

The exhibition O the Hoe, the Hoe, the Hoe is about the ways of storytelling. Through the displayed objects and other artefacts it seeks to present stories in which the human being occupies the position of one of many relevant subjects. Thus, we encounter several new types of narratives that are not mere instruments leading the audience and the spectators to their conclusion, but rather a form of their own that grants itself and everything it encompasses a certain degree of autonomy. If we step back for a moment, we find that the landscape around us could one day become such a self-formed story as well. What role do the means of contemporary art play in its redefi nition is not yet noticeably clear. At first glance, however, it is evident that they co-create a space in which new forms of storytelling constitute a central creative principle. Th is exhibition is no different.

Side events:

To the Last Turf, 23 September from 1:00 p.m.
meeting in front of GAMU (Malostranské náměstí 12, Prague 1), duration: 90 min.

A guided walk through the city’s parks focusing on the collection and use of herbs growing outside the attention of urban green space managers and ordinary visitors.

Let Me Lie in a Lye, 12 October from 5:00 p.m.
GAMU (Malostranské náměstí 12, Prague 1), duration: 90 m​​in.​

The herbs, which have enriched the exhibition by being dried here, will find practical use by being sewn into bathing pillows. The workshop will guide the participants through the making of simple objects for the preparation of herbal baths. The program is designed for children and adults who do not suffer from hay fever.

Guided Tour, 7 September from 1:00 p.m.
​​GAMU (Malostranské náměstí 12, Prague 1), duration: 45 min.

A guided tour of the exhibition with the curator will provide a space for discussion about the works represented, the concepts used, and anything related to what is not present in the gallery.