Visual arts

SUMO Prague: Compact. Time. Constraint.

1. 09. - 1. 10. 2022

Prague, Czech Republic

SUMO Prague is an international gallery cooperative program which brings together gallerists, artists, curators, collectors and art journalists in Prague. The third edition subtitled CO-EXIST will have its opening days from September 1 to 4 and run through October 14, 2022. This year’s theme, CO-EXIST, underlines an ever increasing need for communication, exchange and solidarity in light of recent events.

One of the artist is also Živa Drvarič with her Compact. Time. Constraint. which exhibits sculptures and sculptural installations around the measurements of the standardized A4 sheet of paper. Although the size limitations were created for convenience, the compactness of the works exhibited are not all physically or visually uniform. The constraining theme is imposed upon a being or material which takes on various forms. Time passing is indicated with clock hands and rolling tides both impling repetition; also found in artistic practices that require punchering, folding, angling, spinning, cutting, and sculpting. Works exhibited range from self-standing and wall-hanging sculptures, video and other small-scale installations. This group show is inspired by the previous exhibition at Sharp Projects titled, Small Sculptures, featuring sculptures all within the dimensions of 20 x 15 x 30 cm – conceptualized from the belief that everyone should own a piece of art.