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Apparatus 2.0: The Unreliable Library is an exhibition resulting from a collaboration between artists and organizers from Prague and New York City. Taking place in the reconstructed FCCA library, Apparatus 2.0 reflects on how we gather research and build knowledge about culture, and on the library as a space for contemplation and discovery. This exhibition expands on its predecessor, Apparatus for a Utopian Image (2016) at EFA Project Space in New York, initiated by artists Pavla Sceranková and Dušan Zahoranský to encourage a dialogue between communities of artists from Prague and New York City including Matěj Al-Ali, Keren Benbenisty, Tyler Coburn, David Court, Sean Fader, Kara Hearn, Zebadiah Keneally, Alena Kotzmannová, Tomáš Moravec, Freya Powell, Markéta Othová, Elisabeth Smolarz, Magda Stanová, Tomáš Svoboda, Dannielle Tegeder, and Jiří Thýn. Apparatus 2.0 deepens the engagement through long-distance collaborations between the same artists, bringing the New York group to meet their Prague counterparts to complete the exhibition together. Throughout this exchange, the artists and organizers have considered their experiences – in different cities, under their respective cultural conditions – to see how these aspects shape their understanding of images.
Exhibiting May 30 through July 29, 2018 at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Prague.