"A Second Sight" - International Biennale of Contemporary Art opens in Prague
The National Gallery's second International Biennale of Contemporary Art called "A Second Sight" opened its doors to the public on Tuesday. The exhibition is the result of close cooperation between 31 curators from all over the world, who have selected works of some four hundred artists from as far afield as Chile and South Africa. This year it's showing at three venues in Prague, covering over 9,000 m2 of exhibition space.
"We chose the subject Second Sight to display something else, something different. We are a small country with a small culture and a small budget and that is why we are unable to feature solely star artists. It is therefore much more attractive for us to initiate a 'pluralogue' with a number of artists and curators on what is and should be different."
Please describe some of the exhibits on show.
You've made me curious now. Different countries have different senses of humour...
How is Czech contemporary art viewed abroad?
"This is the key question. We can't attract the attention that the art from France, the United States, or Britain attract. But in the future, it will not be the leading cultures of countries that will be relevant. Individual approaches and values will become important and in this new world Czech artists will have the chance to show, pursue, and communicate and that is what a biennale is all about."