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Image 1 Exhibition view: Citizen Archivist (2015); Image 2 Citizen Archivist (2015) Objects from family archives; Image 3 Citizen Archivist (2015) Shared memory – collective memory system (Internet); Image 4 Book: Der Tunnel by German poet and writer Bernhard Kellermann; Image 5 Václav and Claudia (2015); Image 6/Image 7 Video still: Uncle Tom‘s Anamnesis (2013 – 2015)


Citizen Archivist
Adam Vačkář (feat. Vittorio Santoro)

May 30 – July 11, 2015
Sunday, June 14, 2015
11am – 5pm

Press information E/D:
↗ Press Release English
↗ Press Release German

Press reviews:
↗ Züritipp 06/2015 (by Daniel Morgenthaler)
↗ Artforum, Critics' Picks 06/2015 (by Max Glauner)

The exhibition includes Untitled (Cadavre Exquis), 2015, a collaborative work between Adam Vačkář and Vittorio Santoro, based on an exchange of letters. The result of their collaboration will be presented on June 14 as part of the Contemporary Art Days Zurich.

The upcoming work at Counter Space of Adam Vačkář is a reading of the Czech artist’s personal archive and history. Exploring family documents in various formats – letters, poems, photographs, and audio – Vačkář becomes acquainted with cultural topics such as 50s architecture in Prague, the fictional novel Der Tunnel by Bernhard Kellermann published in 1913 on the construction of a tunnel linking America with Europe as well as classical compositions.

Thanks to: Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst; Dylan Gregory (GregoryClan, The Furniture Factory); Adrian Tavernaro

Born in Czechoslovakia in 1979, Adam Vačkář has previously lived in France and Japan. Vačkář has shown his work in exhibitions around the world including More Konzeption Conception Now, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen (2015), First and Last Things, Prague City Gallery (2014); Mixed Feelings, Gandy gallery, Bratislava (2013); Rhythm in it. Or Rhythm in Contemporary Art, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (2013); Night on Earth, OG2 - Kölnischer Kunstverein (2012); Statements, Art Basel (2012); Videonale 13, Bonn (2011); It is Written, Centre Pompidou Metz (2010); Residency Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2010); Telling Stories, WUK, Vienna (2010); Re-reading the Future, International Triennial of Contemporary Art, Prague (2008).