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Michal Novotny currently works in Prague, Czech Republic as an independent curator and art critic. Last year he prepared the international video exhibition, Untitled, for the French Institute in Prague and for the Czech Centre in Paris. Currently, Novotny is finishing a collective show about labor in art for the Futura Contemporary Art Centre in Prague, working on the development of an exhibition that will introduce an emerging Parisian art scene to the Czech public. After a year-long collaboration with the French artist Amande In, he is curating her retrospective at the Brno Culture Center and her solo exhibition, Forest For The Trees, at the Gallery of the Australian National University in Canberra. Novotny holds degrees in both Philosophy and Art History from Charles University in the Czech Republic.
The exhibition Monocrome defines monochrome as a representation of something missing. The aim of this show is not to create, state, or underline any movement, style, or tendency in a traditional art historical way.read more »
In summer 2011, 10–14 curators from around the world were selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive for a rigorous 8-day schedule of workshops, discussions, critiques, and presentations, as well as site visits to local institutions, private collections and artists’ studios.read more »