GLASS OF WATER: Curator: Michal Novotný

10. 7. 2013 - 22. 9. 2013

Opening: 10. 7. 2013

Centre for Contemporary Art FUTURA, Holečkova 49, Praha 5

Artists: Ignasi Aballi, Amande In, Nina Beier & Marie Lund, Monica Bonvicini, Stanley Brouwn, Latifa Echakhch, Ceal Floyer, Yona Friedman, Corey McCorkle, Marek Meduna, Mathieu Mercier, Marlie Mul, Boris Ondreička, Jan Pfeiffer, Dominika Skutnik, Tomáš Vaněk

Curator: Michal Novotný 


A glass of water.

Water has the shape of glass and glass has the shape of the water. People follow the water. Water doesn't follow people.
Water is Snow. Water is Cloud. Water is Puddles.
In water shines the moon. We can listen to silent waters. Water flows, trickles and drops. But water never makes squares.
Water is a river with a flow, flowing fast and slow, with meanders and dams. Water is a sea. The sea is a still water surface, which consists of fast streams. 
Water flows from places A to B, in circles.
Water is a whirlpool.
Water is the easiest to divide and the easiest to join. But even in water the depth is not often easily seen.
Although water has zero calories, Coca Cola is mainly coloured sweetened water. 
The mirror of water is not a surface of reflection, but of absorption.
Water is pure, but most of the time it is containing something else than water.
With water, impurities we accumulate outside are to be removed but also impurities erupted from our own insides may be removed. Water is a shower, water is a bath.
Water is heavy, but falls from the sky.
Water has more density as water than ice. In small quantities water is transparent. Otherwise it is blue.
Water is a form, a concept and context.
Into this text have been the soaked fews ideas and sentences of Jean Baudrillard, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guatarri, Villém Flusser, and Wikipedia.
This text is not a guide but a reflection.
A glass of water doesn't require instructions.


Exhibition was created in cooperation with 49 Nord 6 Est - Frac Lorraine and French Institute in Prague.

Monica Bonvicini / Plastered
Monica Bonvicini / Plastered
Drywall panels and Styrofoam Courtesy: Collection 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine, Metz (FR), 1998
Amande In / Snow
Amande In / Snow
Variable dimensions Courtesy of the artist, 2008
Yona Friedman / Prototype improvisé de type
Yona Friedman / Prototype improvisé de type "nuage" 2009
Courtesy: Collection 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine, Metz (FR) Artwork interpreted and realized by Jan Pfeiffer ( with help of Rudolf Samohejl) - 2013
Marlie Mul / Puddle (Dark Grass)
Marlie Mul / Puddle (Dark Grass)
Variable Dimensions Courtesy of the artist, 2013