Sráč Sam, Denisa Bytelová (eds.):
When I back up, I take my shoes off
The revolutionary potential of our day-and-age lies in recognizing the grace in the phrase: When I back up, I take my shoes off. This simple phrase goes from a backward movement to the way it opens up new horizons. In essence it’s about exploring places, possibilities and approaches that we tend to omit, forget or leave out of our forward progress. In our annual curatorial program, we choose to focus on stillness – a value that, from our perspective, could contribute to the general sustainability of art. In four individual chapters we will address this topic from four different angles.
1. Everything we own we have temporarily borrowed. The willingness and determination to work with what others have created.
2. You must / you can / you should. How to adequately meet the internal and external demands in creating the work?
3. Visual predetermination and associated schemes.
4. The appeal and contradiction of the political format of a still life.
The publication When I Back Up, I Take My Shoes Off is related to the curatorial work of Sráč Sam and Denisa Bytelová in the Cursor Gallery during 2021/2022.
Publisher: Centrum pro současné umění – Praha, o. p. s.
Editors: Sráč Sam, Denisa Bytelová
Texts: Sráč Sam a Denisa Bytelová, Anna Balážová, Jan Dienstbier, Jan Fabián, František Fekete, Sylva Francová, Jiří Hůla, Blanka Jakubčíková, Libuše Jarcovjáková, Jan Karpíšek, Markéta Kinterová, Inge Kosková, Lukáš Kubec, Kristina Láníková, Marek Meduna, Andrea Medunová, Součková, Lucie Michnová, Luděk Míšek, Patrik Pelikán, Natalie Perkof, Kateřina Rálišová, Karolína Rossí, Pavel Rudolf, Václav Sika, Veronika Slámová, Filip Smetana, Matěj Smetana, Adam Vačkář, Ondřej Vinš, Lenka Vítková, Daniel Vlček
Proofreading: Lenka Střeláková
Graphic design: Bušek&Dienstbier
Photography: Filip Beránek
Translations: Viktor Heumann, Phil Jones
Print run: 450 ks
Year of publication: 2021
Number of pages: 158
Price: 200,- CZK
The book as well as the exhibitions were realized thanks to the kind support of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Prague City Council, State Fund of Culture of the Czech Republic, City District Prague 7 and GESTOR – The Union for the Protection of Authorship
Partners: Kostka stav