JIŘÍ KOVANDA

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We will open eyes. And we will look around us. We will notice what everyone of us is doing. We will take an interest only in what is already here. We will not conceive too much. We will make no plans. What is important is what is now. Maybe we will see something that we did not see yesterday, although it was already here. Maybe we will look at somebody’s eyes and take his/her hand. We will try not to perceive hierarchies. Dust is dust, gold is gold. Is it consciously possible to make art, if we do not make art, but we declare it art in the end?


MECH/MOSS, July 10th, 2010
An unprepared ‘performance’ with some of my students, in front of a country pub.
Photo Jiří Maha

Jiří Kovanda was born in 1953 in Prague, Czech Republic. He is an artist, known for his discrete actions and installations which begun in the late 70s, as well as a lecturer at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts, a position he has held since 1995.