1Z0-001 HP0-634 1Z0-854 JN0-331 ST0-130 HP2-T31 1Z0-507 P_SD_64 GB0-180 A2010-564 C2090-913 HP2-K18 C2180-270 000-433 351-018 920-345 000-745 000-191 070-545-VB 70-346 ITIL-F-CHS SD0-302 920-232 642-426 HP2-B100 LOT-917 000-210 MB4-641 920-252 000-995 310-810 1Z0-517 920-807 50-632 TB0-105 310-045 000-235 000-992 350-040 270-551 920-344 E20-011 C2090-735 350-024 074-325J 1Y0-A25 070-225 HP2-H25 1Z0-204 000-268 000-M23 000-M220 E20-016 000-386 HP2-B27 920-533 JK0-U11 CUR-011 1Y0-A20 70-515 Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
curator) Otto M. Urban

The Decadence Now! Visions of Excess is the international exhibition project which works with the concept of decadence in current art. The exhibition is not divided chronologically, but thematically into sequential sections which fluently and logically relate to each other, and which also create a sort-of imaginary closing circle.

"Room No. 13"
Museum of Decorative Arts in Prag
part of the exhibition Decadence now! Visions of Excess
Ondřej Brody, Jiří Černický, David Černý, Zsófia Keresztes, Nick Knight,Zbigniew Libera, Alexander McQueen, Robert Miller, NIBA, Erwin Olaf, Co-menius Roethlisberger, Géza Szöllősi, Maciej Toporowicz, Joel-Peter Witkin

Decadence Now! Visions of Excess
During the past several yeas, the concepts of decadence have begun to appear more and more in art theory, often in relation to current art. The commonness of the concept of decadence, or its parallel existence outside of the sphere of art, also enables new methodological processes and combinations, and discovers new territories and relationships. Decadent art is excessive, it exceeds the level of what is generally acceptable, and it provocatively demolishes the most sensitive taboos. Decadence is also firmly connected to the clear stance of outsider individualism.

Decadence is a theme which is topical in current culture, or better yet, it is once again topical. The apocalyptic feeling of ruin and crisis of our civilization incites the increased interest in the dark side of humans and of the world itself.

Starting on the 1970's, we can monitor the continual effort of the artists like Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Nobuyoshi Araki, Jake a Dinos Chapman, Robert Mapplethorpe, Damien Hirst, Zhang Peng, Keith Haring, Andres Serrano, Gottfried Helnwein etc. to work with typical decadent themes.

In relation to this, the increased interest in decadence from the view of the expert and lay public is also relevant. Exhibitions which present works of decadent art evoke enthusiastic reactions in the same manner as public scandals do. However, they always open discussions on an entire line of key themes like alienation, ugliness, beauty, hallucination, death, pornography, drugs, sickness and madness, that form basic questions of current culture and society.

It is also apparent that a theme which is seemingly obsolete and out-of-date, such as censorship (internal and external), once again makes an appearance on the scene in the context of the new political correctness. Decadent art is subversive, impulsive, it does not evoke indifference, but it requires the formulization of a clear stance. In this sense, decadence is excessive, extreme and also provocative. Alienation, seeming impartialness or depersonalized voyeurism is also a clearly profiled attitude of decadence.

This exhibition presents contemporary artists and their works in the fields of painting, sculpture, photography, and videos in five main areas, including Pop, extended by an independent installation, “Room No. 13,” in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, which indicates current trends in fashion or design (Josef Bolf, David Černý, Jiří Černický, Christian Humboldt, Zbigniew Libera, Niba, Erwin Olaf, Comenius Roethlisberger, Maciej Toporowicz, WGG etc).

The exhibition shall be completed by an entire line of accompanying programs (music, film, literature etc.). The Arbor Vitae publishing house, in cooperation with Galerie Rudolfinum will release an extensive publication, whose author is Otto M. Urban, curator of the exhibition, that mapping the entire exhibition project from not only the graphic arts viewpoint, but also from the philosophical, historical and social viewpoints. Of course, a rich picture part documenting the exhibited works will be the centre point of the whole book.

Parts of the exhibition:

Excess of the Self: Pain
Matthew Barney, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Gilbert and George, Gottfried Helnwein, Damien Hirst, Jürgen Klauke, Robert Mapplethorpe, Yasumasa Morimura, Catherine Opie, Orlan, Pierre et Gilles, Cindy Sherman, Andreas Sterzing, Joel Peter Witkin, David Wojnarowicz

Excess of the Body: Sex
Nobuyoshi Araki, Marc Bijl, Wim Delvoye, Martin Gerboc, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Jeff Koons, Niba, Orlan, Jan Van Oost, Pierre et Gilles, Anders Serrano, Cindy Sherman, Géza Szöllósi, Tsang Kin-Wah, Joel Peter Witkin

Excess of the Beauty: Pop
Boaz Arad, Gilbert & George, Gottfried Helnwein, Alexander Kosolapov, David LaChapelle, Yasumasa Morimura, Shimon Okshteyn, Erwin Olaf, Pierre et Gilles, Jamie Reid, Terry Rodgers, Paolo Schmidlin, Mark Ther

Excess of the Mind: Madness
David Bailey & Damien Hirst, Matthew Barney, Josef Bolf, Gottfried Helnwein, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Jürgen Klauke, Luetke, Ikuko Miyazaki, Yasumasa Morimura, Catherine Opie, Zhang Peng, Gérard Rancinan, Joel Peter Witkin

Excess of the Life: Death
Steven Gregory, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Václav Jirásek, Jan Van Oost, Ivan Pinkava, Joel Peter Witkin etc.

About the project Decadence Now!
Decadence Now! is the international exhibition project for Galerie Rudolfinum, the House of Art in Brno, the West-Bohemian Gallery in Pilsen and DOX Centre for Contemporary Art.

Exhibitions of Decadence Now!:
1) Galerie Rudolfinum: Decadence Now! Visions of Excess (including instalation "Room No. 13" in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague)
2) The Brno House of Arts: Joel Peter Witkin
3) DOX Centre for Contemporary Art: Gilbert & George: Roads
4) West-Bohemian Gallery in Pilsen: Ještě místo — Pustá zem (Ivan Pinkava, Josef Bolf); curator: Petr Vaňous


Admission)

Full
Galerie Rudolfinum + UPM 200 Kč
Galerie Rudolfinum 150 Kč
UPM (Room No. 13) 80 Kč

Reduced
Galerie Rudolfinum + UPM 120 Kč
Galerie Rudolfinum 90 Kč
UPM (Room No. 13) 40 Kč


More information)
http://www.decadencenow.cz)

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