Universal Hospitality 2 – Exhibition in Prague

Exhibition / Performance / Exhibition-Talk / Guided Tour

In the rapidly changing world dismantling of elements of democracy and rising populism became the mainstream even in the affluent countries. The European Union is endangered by Brexit and Eastern European nationalisms and corruption,  while authoritarianism and state control is emerging in different countries encouraged by the regime change in the United States. Socially committed artists are looking behind the Potemkin wall, and search for interconnections and drives behind the downward social spiral. The exhibitions aim to stimulate the deeper understanding of the elements behind the changes, and to galvanize progressives. Next to providing criticism they aim to fortify resistance as well. Instead of providing stake-less entertainment the exhibitions offer a sort of visual analysis of complex social processes in a turbulent time.

Artists: Halil Altindere, Selda Asal, Anca Benera / Arnold Estefan, Dante Buu, András Cséfalvay, Yevgeniy Fiks, G.R.A.M., Ferenc Gróf, Núria Güell, Gülsün Karamustafa, Szabolcs KissPál, Martin Krenn, Damian Le Bas, Lőrinc Borsos, Victor López González, Michal Moravčík, Marina Naprushkina, Csaba Nemes, Martin Piaček, Tomáš Rafa, Oliver Ressler, Pavel Sterec, RAFANI, Hito Steyerl, Artur Żmijewski, a. o.

Curators: Edit András, Birgit Lurz, Ilona Németh, Wolfgang Schlag

Universal Hospitality 2 is the continuation of Universal Hospitality held in the frame of Vienna Festival 2016.

Opening: 3. March 2017, 6 pm
Exhibition open from 3. March to 16. April 2017
Venue: Center For Contemporary Art Futura, Holečkova 49, 150 00 Praha
Opening performance: Dante Buu, The Winner Takes It All

Opening: 3. March 2017, 7:40 pm
Exhibition open from 3. March to 28. May 2017
Venue: MeetFactory, Ke Sklárně 3213/15, 150 00 Praha 5
Opening performance: Ferenc Gróf/Société Réaliste, Universal Anthem

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Caption: Oliver Ressler, There are no Syrian refugees in Turkey, 2016, Film, 30‘