Artists: Ivars Gravlejs
Curator: Michal Novotný
From 25/06/2014 to 24/08/2014
Solo exhibition of Ivars Gravlejs (1979, Riga) is the first incomplete retrospective of the Prague's FAMU school absolvent living in between Czech republic and Riga. Gravlejs here presents photographies and videos he took as adolescing pupil of elementary school in addition of actions and interventions he made as professional academic artist.
In front of the camera everybody started to behave in different way. Most often happened that the stronger boys started to torture the weaker ones even more. They wanted their activity to be documented.
It is the very school, as Thomas Bernhard writes, which is the state school where young people are turned into state persons. Walking to school, I was walking into the state and, since the state destroys people, into the institution for the destruction of people.