Zbyněk Baladrán
Peer-to-Peer Protocol
26. January 2018. - 9. March
Opening: 25. January 2018 at 18:00
Zbyněk Baladrán is one of the best known Czech artist of his generation, while also being a curator, an art historian, and an archivist; his works have been exhibited by the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. With his exhibition in Trapéz Gallery, he makes an attempt to present the unknowable and unexplorable – or only partly graspable – relations of reality, while constantly reminding us to the impossibility of this endeavour.

Being inspired by the world of science-fiction works, the exhibition deals with unfolding human relations, while breaking down complex processes to their fundamental elements and operational units. He does this seriously but not without irony since he knows that scientific and religious thinking, offering world-explanations, does attempt again and again to answer such questions; without clear answers, however, there is always room for new interpretations.

Present is an answer, generated from a database embracing every possible scenario; there are no accidents, there is no unexpected, possibilities are countable, not infinite. Relations can be described, designed, and calculated but, fortunately, this does not prevent reality from being completely different.