GUM studio

1. Are you trying to eliminate the curatorial aspect in your gallery?

No, we are not, we even curate some of the exhibitions ourselves.

2. What is the concept of your gallery like?

We exhibit mainly the artists from Italy and Czech Republic. The concept is derived from mini-residences, we offer the invited authors empty gallery and accommodation. Some of them stay as long as for a week, when they create new projects. Different is the approach of Czech authors who usually bring their works already finished.

3. Do you know about any contemporary art gallery with a similar concept abroad, which is as well run by the artists and whose activity remains in the non-profit sector? Would you give me, please, its website and email address. Choose one gallery only.

We know about 10 similar galleries in Italy, worth mentioning is Cripta 747 in Torino.

4. Are you willing to participate for your gallery in the upcoming exhibition in Armature works in Ústí nad Labem in September 2011?


Helena Hladilová