Monument to Transformation

Monument to Transformation
Exhibition, Book, Accompanying Exhibition, Film Screenings, Conference
City Gallery Prague, Městská knihovna (Municipal Library), Mariánské náměstí 1, Prague 1
28th May – 30th August, 2009
The exhibition is organized by tranzit and City Gallery Prague
General partner of the exhibition and book: ERSTE Stiftung
Main media partner: Česká televize (Czech Television)

The exhibition presents the outcome of more than two years of researching “social transformation“. It is conceived as an imaginative and analytical space that – with a certain distance – enables the visitor to see and reflect the processes of change that started by the fall of the Iron Curtain and have to an extent continued until the present. The way this topic is approached is influenced by a feeling of affiliation to these changes which are in a way co-formed by us and whose impact affects and influences us. It is therefore an attempt to look at “transformation” as at a “lived out” and gradually receding process.

The curators do not believe that art can provide any direct and easily applicable answers to political and social problems and conflicts. Art does however create a space which provides the basic pre-requisites on which thinking, dreaming and discussions about politics and society are based.