Anetta Mona Chișa & Lucia Tkáčová
wood, artificial nails, nail polish, wallpaper collage
How does the time flow? Is the past pushing the future or is the future dragging the past? The past is unpredictable. The future is counterintuitive. The past feeds us and is fed by us. Forgotten memories become visions of the future while future minds create their own past.
We are cursed and drunken by future, we want to soften it, to draw aside its veils and to see its shape. We seek meaning in random patterns, in screens, in mirrors, in fire, in branches of trees. How many futures are there - zero, one or all of them? We make statements about uncertain events using forbidden arts: osteomancy, pyromancy, spodomancy, geomancy, chiromancy, dactylomancy, uromancy, technomancy, screenomancy, chronomancy. We fill the void with timelines until there isn't any emptiness left. To knot the past and the future - the way to change the now.
Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová have been working in collaboration since 2000. At the heart of their collaboration lies their quest to find a means of reconciling the political with the aesthetic validity of art. Their recent exhibitions include havoC, anaeMia, A tacticaL knoT, us, Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2021 (solo); Floating Utopias, Lunds konsthall, Lund, 2020; Gegenwarten | Presences, city of Chemnitz, 2020; Relational Economies: Labor over Capital, The 8th Floor, New York, 2019; The Influencing Machine, Nicodim gallery, Bucharest, 2019; a chaotiC MutaTion, a cAnvas Leak, sandwich gallery, Bucharest, 2018 (solo); Multilogues on the Now: On Health, Work and Emotions, Display, Prague (2018); a no, A voLcanic attaCk, a hiT, a Muse, Museumcultuur Strombeek/Gent, 2018 (solo); How Long Is Now?, KINDL, Berlin, 2016; ah, souL in A coMa, aCt naive, atTack, GAK, Bremen, 2015 (solo).
They live and work in Prague and Vyhne. www.chitka.info