Discovering Other Knowledge: Symposium

Duration:Sep. 10, 2022 - Sep. 11, 2022
Curator:Tereza Jindrová a Eva B. Riebová
Text by:MeetFactory
Address:Galerie MeetFactory, Ke Sklárně 3213/15, Prague 5 - Smíchov, Prague, 150 00

The international, interdisciplinary, and experimental symposium organised by the MeetFactory Gallery is a part of the long-term exhibition project Other Knowledge. The project is devoted to the kinds of knowledge that are based on emotions, immediate experience, faith, or imagination; those kinds of knowledge which defy the generally accepted norms or names, classifications or probability. Such knowledge takes us beyond European rationality. However, the purpose of the Other Knowledge project is not to disqualify all logic and science, but rather to highlight the wider framework of our existence in the world. The Western thought tradition is connected with the power structures based on oppression (colonialism, patriarchy) or extractivism (aimed at the environment and people), besides others, which contribute to the current social, economic, and environmental problems. We believe that it is a task of arts and culture to focus on alternatives of such systems.


Saturday, September 10th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Other Knowledge project introduction with the curators Tereza Jindrová and Eva B. Riebová 

1st block: Artists with Special Needs and Abilities in the Field of Contemporary Art

Jóhanna Ásgeirsdótir: Festival Art Without Borders in Reykjavíku
Margrét M. Norðdahl: Margrét M. Norðdahl: From Homo Sapiens to Human Sapiens. Choosing inclusion, as an artist, as an educator, as a human. 


Eva Koťátková & Hana Polanská: Rediscovering fundamental bodily experience through work with imagination
Aaron McPeake: Artists with special needs and special abilities in the field of contemporary art

lunch break

2nd block: Art and Adventure 

Jaroslav Pavlíček: What it’s like to live in Antarctica
Nadim Samman: Art and the Ends of the World
16:00 – 17:00
Vladimír Turner: Adding a Missing Space 

Sunday, September 11th, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

1st block: Physicality and Reproduction

Charlotte Jarvis: ‘Female’ Semen and Other Acts of Resistance  
Jana King Kochánková: The Strength of the Centre 

2nd block: Hand Crafts and Communality

Lada Hubatová-Vacková: Restored craft in contemporary design. Revival and updating of traditional practices in the (post)digital age
Marie Tučková a členky sboru Lada: Let’s spin thoughts into that long thread

3rd block: Wisdom from Nature

Tereza Rumlerová: TBA 
Felix Kieslling: TBA 
Luiza Prado de O. Martins: The Sermon of the Weeds

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