Daniela & Linda Dostálková
Bereich: Kuration, Bildende Kunst
BereichKuration, Bildende Kunst
Empfehlende Institutiontranzit.org/ERSTE Stiftung
ZeitraumApril 2017 - April 2017
The work of Daniela and Linda Dostálková deals with a concept of the autonomous hybrid social ‘art practice’—blurring the lines between disciplines, challenges accepted distinctions, in questioning of identity. They trace unexpected articulations of alternative/commodified forms of organizations that are based in the art world and its institutional structures; understanding social phenomena, objects, things, and concepts and the fluidity of boundaries between them.
Daniela and Linda Dostálková approach art as a form of articulation that deals with the ways by which a commodity and its economic environment activates us. They have been interested in the paradoxical relationship between the apparently mutually contradictory logic of the world of corporate strategies and the world of art. Their work can be perceived as a form of commentary on and critical observation of aspects of contemporary society, which they are representing by using associative means from psychology and corporate strategies.
Institutional Homeopathy© The Hybrid Social Art Agency is an independent service and consulting para-agency, which aim to promote an exchange between institutions that opens to a mutual understanding. The proposition is commenting on a kind of generalized aesthetic practice that thrives on a pragmatic stretching of boundaries or on the exploitation of the increasing permeability of both institutions and social fields—the fluidity of boundaries among artists, designers and communities.
For us the challenge of working during a residency is finding the right balance of preparedness and openness. Program provides a highly visible, intense and creative environment for the research and the production of artwork. We are truly grateful for the opportunity working at the Q21/Museums Quartier Wien. It has been essential to our practice last year. The main part of our stay was working on an upcoming exhibition.
Galerie TIC, Brno, Czech Republic
7. 6. – 27. 7. 2017
Daniela & Linda Dostálková
Curated by: Marika Kupková
The exhibition entitled Extensions is a metaphorical portal leading the viewer not only onto the stage, but also into the staged backstage. The display in the “front stage,” by definition, creates a manipulative environment; the behavior in the “backstage” is closer to the real personality. It is here that one can convey a message escaping the impression given by the stage. In the case of Extensions, the viewer can freely chose which situation becomes the extension of one of the two proffered acts, without being given the primary characteristics of either polarity. We work with the awareness that the exhibition as a whole (created specifically for the space in Galerie TIC) tests the stability of processes within the staging of two parallel situations—front stage and backstage—through which it leads the viewer to a consensus or the extended meaning of the preferred situation. Extensions is the exhibition in which the creation of the work of art leads mainly to the expression of the process of its conception: the applied methods are an update of traditonal genres, intermixing or denying each other with an emphasis on institutional context in which the works are presented.