27 June – 6 October 2019
open Tue-Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
East Bohemian Gallery Pardubice, Zámek 3, Pardubice
vernissage | 26 June from 5 p.m.
curator | Tereza Nováková
promoted by | East Bohemian Gallery Pardubice
The exhibition The Plastic Age commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the two Artchemo sculpture symposiums in Pardubice in 1968 and 1969, which combine with the contemporary art view of the opportunities and role of plastics in the world today. The project aims to present artistic visions associated with the use of synthetic materials over five decades; the transformation from initial experiments and enthusiasm to contemporary disillusionment. The selection of works and theoretical background of the project are a reflection of the changes in society’s relationship to synthetic materials and current critical reflection, which is mainly driven by environmental and ecological aspects of the "life" of plastics.
The patron of the exhibition is Roman Línek, First Vice-Governor of the Pardubice Region.