Collection of Professor Jindřich Štreit "Out of the City! Sovinec as an Unofficial Centre of Czechoslovakian 1974-1989" makes a significant contribution to the debate on art and culture beyond the regime-steered mainstream in Eastern and Central Europe during the so-called Soviet era. The main goal of the project is to document the avant-garde oeuvre of artists whom the communist regime considered inconvenient or undesirable, as well as the exhibitions held semi-legally outside the main seat of power, in a small village Sovinec in Moravian district, a place which became a major centre of unofficial, Czechoslovakian culture. It was there that in times of ubiquitous political oppression and communist censorship Jindřich Štreit (born 1946), photographer, curator and dispatch controller at a state farm established a small, modest gallery. Its activities centred around supporting experimental and conceptual art of those artists upon whom the authorities looked with some reluctance. Things that were taking place at the gallery were often subject to surveillance of the state police, since they allegedly constituted social and political confrontation with the totalitarian regime.
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curator: Štěpánka Bieleszová
materials made available by the organizer: CK Zamek
read also: Czechoslovak counterculture
tickets: 2 pln
open: Tuesday - Sunday 12 - 8 pm, Monday closed