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Moving Image Department #10: Based on Real Facts

National Gallery Prague – Trade Fair Palace (Národní galerie Praha – Veletržní palác), Dukelských hrdinů 47, Praha 7 - Holešovice, 170 00

  • Exhibition
  • site specific art
  • free


  • Fri 1. 3. 2019 – Sun 28. 7. 2019

Mastering the craft of mystification, the artists participating in this exhibition negotiate the conditions of reality's perception and the reading of the past and the history, considering insufficiency of knowledge, media frenzy, addiction to deception and an inclination towards an abstract vocabulary of looking at and experiencing a contemporary, hyper-mediated world of larger-than-fiction systems and codes. 

Neptune and I've Been Thirty For Sixty Years by

Adéla Babanová (1980, Prague) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in the studios of new media II, graphics II and the studio of conceptual work. She works primarily with the form of the short fiction films that straddle the boundary between video-art and film. Her movies are often based on real events from the recent Czechoslovak history that are still controversial or mysterious.


The Living Dead by

Adam Curtis (born 1955, Kent, UK) is one of the most distinguished documentary film-makers. His films won four British Academy Film and Television Awards. Amongst Curtis’ most important films are The Century of the Self (2002), All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace (2011), and most recently Living in an Unreal World and HyperNormalisation (both 2016). 


Prelude and Final by

Jan Šerých (1972) together with Josef Bolf, Ján Mančuška and Tomáš Vaněk was a member of the group The Headless Rider which they founded in 1996. Since 2014 he is Assistant Professor in the studio of painting under Vladimir Skrepl at the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague.


An interval by

Daniel Pitin (1977) is a recipient of numerous prizes, including Henkel prize, Vienna (2004) and the Prize for Best Animated Film (Lost Architect, 2008) at 2009 PAF Festival for Animated Films in Olomouc. 

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Information source: Národní galerie Praha