Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2022 Exhibition
Exhibiting artists: Tomáš Absolon, Markéta Adamcová, Néphéli Barbas, Zuzana Bartošová, Radoslav Bigoš, Tomáš Blažek, Radka Bodzewicz, Antonín Brinda, Nela Britaňáková, JaCobra & Baďa Diaby, Michal Čeloud Šembera, Markéta Filipová, Dominik Forman, Matěj Frank, Markéta Garai, Ishmat Muhammad Habib, Filip Hauer, Matěj Hrbek, Barbora Kachlíková, Magdaléna Kašparová, Deana Kolenčíková, Šárka Koudelová, David Krňanský, Jan Matýsek, Milan Mazúr, Lucie Medřická, Jozef Mrva, Barbora Myslikovjanová, Anna Nerušilová, Martin Netočný, Karolína Netolická, Ondrash & Kašpárek, Lukáš Prokop, Lea Petřiková, Tereza Příhodová, Jasmin Schaitl, Lukáš Slavický, Tatiana-Sofiia Sorokina, Dominik Styk, Eva Škrovinová, Sofie Tobiášová, Natália Trejbalová, Andrea Uváčiková &, Ondřej Vicena, Adam Vít, David Vojtuš, Václav Voleský, Martina Koblic Walterová, Sara Wollasch, Aleš Zapletal
The international jury of the 33rd edition of the most prestigious Czech award for artists under 35, the Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2022, has selected five laureates: Olga Krykun, David Přílučík, Vojtěch Radakulan, Martina Drozd Smutná and Ezra Šimek. The Jindřich Chalupecký Society and the National Gallery Prague teamed up again to organize an exhibition of the artists’ works, this year curated by the artistic-curatorial duo, Jaro Varga and Anetta Mona Chisa. The exhibition will open on September 22 at the Trade Fair Palace, together with a display by this year’s foreign guest, Thai multimedia artist Korakrit Arunanondchai.
The international jury composed of Ivet Ćurlin (Kunsthalle Wien), Anna Daučíková (artist and lecturer), Charles Esche (Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven), João Laia (Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki) and Jan Zálešák (curator and lecturer) received a total of 80 portfolios of authors presenting their work on the Czech contemporary fine arts scene. Their shortlist represents a wide range of employed media and themes which touch upon the human impact on the planet as well as the mutual relationships within the social and family structures. Their works also explore the nuances of physical and virtual bodies, genders and the relations they enter into.
The jury statement summarizes the artists’ approaches as follows: “Among the registered names, we can see an up-and-coming generation of artists newly entering the art scene, who share a specific language informed by digital aesthetics, online platforms and social media that are being critically and imaginatively recycled in their work. A shared source of critical inspiration is the theme of personal and collective identity, often rooted in the legacy of the feminist and leftist perspective. Works reflecting on the climate and ecological crisis also stood out. (...) We saw many works spanning real and digital existence that play with the ways in which art and life are perceived on and through the screen, and with our relationship to real bodies and identities in a three-dimensional space. In all the submitted works, the Covid-19 pandemic served as a constant and urgent reminder that physical reality still exists and remains essential to the human experience."