Untying the Knot
12. November 2021. -
Opening: 11. November 2021 at 18:00
Acb Attachment is proud to present a selection of Klára Kuchta's emblematic works from her conceptual practice dedicated to the topic of hair and unfolding between 1974 and 1986.
In 1975, after a decade of work on textile that allowed her to precipitate two-dimensional, plane tapestry into three-dimensional and spatial woven environments designed for living, Kuchta initiated her conceptual approach to hair by writing her program entitled Socio-economic art: A Manifesto
(Art Socio-Économique: Manifeste), to shed light on the tremendous industry that has developed around hair care.
The decade that Kuchta dedicates to hair appears to be a carefully constructed series of chapters in which the artist explores the question of femininity, beauty standards, social expectations and also normative control over women's appearance, scientific descriptions and spiritual properties of hair through photo series, installations, performances and video pieces.