Exhibitions – Festival NASUTI

Nasuti and Art for Climate

The festival's initial idea was direct creative work with the unwanted material in Nova Cvernovka: literally inviting artists to the "rubble". The art program was created in cooperation with invited international curator and expert team, organisations and individuals (Reuben and Maja Fowkes, Mads Floor Andersen, Lenka Kukurová, Diana Klepoch Majdáková).

The festival's initial idea was direct creative work with the unwanted material in Nova Cvernovka: literally inviting artists to the "rubble". The art program was created in cooperation with invited international curator and expert team, organisations and individuals (Reuben and Maja Fowkes, Mads Floor Andersen, Lenka Kukurová, Diana Klepoch Majdáková). However, in its preparation process, the festival's concept gradually branched out to the overall topic of sustainable approach not only to creative work but also to all human activity and the trouble of dealing with the unwanted consequences. From the physical world of material creation represented by land-art interventions, installations, or sculptures thus the festival brought also intangible, performance idea expressions of overproduction, formation and extinction and the necessity to protect life on Earth. The first year of the festival aimed to raise awareness of the utilising waste as a source (the principles of the circular economy) and of current trends in responsible approach not only in creative activities but also in everyday life. The artworks gradually resulted from unwanted materials found in the pile of rubble, or interesting works dealing with the principles of sustainable approach and recycling of materials from various fields of visual culture: sculpture, installation, performance, architecture, fashion design, jewellery.

The thematic exhibition Art for Climate was prepared by Lenka Kukurová and Diana Klepoch Majdáková. Art for Climate is a continuous art project focused on ecological topics, mainly on the topic of lignite mining. Majority of exhibited artworks were realized during the Klimakemp in the summer of 2018 in Louka u Litvínova. Klimakemp is an activist camp organized by the movement Limity jsme my (We are the Limits) in the Czech Republic. Both the camp and the art project aim to contribute to the coal era's end, and the future without fossil fuels. The artworks were created for public space and presented during the camp or in the direct action context. The artworks' realization often observed "monitoring "by the Czech Police.