- Art Movement z.s. is a non-governmental non-profit organization founded in 2009 by Kateřina Riley and Markéta Matoušková. In its activities it focuses in particular on:
- Inviting and organising an international retrospective exhibition of recognized foreign and domestic creators or groups (Tim Burton exhibition, David Cronenberg, Pixar).
- Mapping mental health issues in the Czech Republic and the European context, creates destigmatization activities and other types of support for the inclusion of people with experience of mental illness in everyday life, in cooperation with leading Czech and foreign experts (project Parallel Lives) . He is one of the founders of the open initiative of organizations and individuals from Prague “Prague mental“, which is linked by common goals in the field of mental health.
After successful foreign exhibitions (2014 – Tim Burton and his world, 2016 – Evolution: David Cronenberg, 2019 – Pixar – 30 years of animation) Art Movement chose a purely Czech exhibition, which we believe deserves a comprehensive performance in the capital city. The exhibition on Czech animated film from 1945 to 2020, maps and presents 75 years of the best of Czech animated works. in order to introduce a somewhat neglected “family silver” especially to the younger generation.
From 15.2. to 26.5.2019, a spectacular exhibition of the world’s most famous animation studio – Pixar – took place in the premises of Křižík’s Pavilion E at the Exhibition Centre Holešovice Prague. The exhibition, entitled “Pixar – 30 Years of Animation”, introduced visitors to the history and present of the renowned studio, let the best animators of the planet see the lid, told the development of popular characters from films, presented original sketches and procedures behind the phenomenon.
In 2011, we fell into a reverie that it would be great to see international film exhibition projects not just in Paris, London, Vienna or New York, but also in Prague – to present selected icons of world cinematography to the local public as well. We are pleased that, after the 2014 exhibition of Tim Burton, the Art Movement association can introduce Czech viewers to the significant and globally respected Canadian director, David Cronenberg.
Drawn from Tim Burton’s personal archive and representing the artist’s creative output from childhood to the present day, this exhibition of 500 drawings, paintings, photographs, sketchbooks, moving-image works, and sculptural installations focuses on the recurrent visual themes and motifs that resonate in the distinctive characters and worlds found in Burton’s art and films.
An extensive retrospective exhibition of the Group of Czech-Slovak Surrealists and its foreign guests presented artistic, as yet unexhibited work from the period 1990 – 2011 with emphasis on more contemporary works and younger authors. Foreign part of the international surrealistic movement was represented by authors from France, Britain, Sweden, Romania, Greece and the USA.
The activities of the EYE raise awareness of social excluded people problem´s and involve them in the cultural and social life of the capital city of Prague. Under the activation programmes, the target group of the project prepares and provides an interactive destigmatisation programme of the mobile cultural centre. The project runs from March 2019 to January 2021.
Project PARALLEL LIVES IV. aims to integration of socially excluded people (due to chronic mental diseases) to the labor market. The problem of the long-term high unemployment rate of this group (70-90%), including the consequent impacts, creates one of the main barriers to reintegration into everyday life.
SOCIAL INCLUSION THROUGHT THE ART FOR THE PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS EXPERIENCE
PRAGUE – ATHENS – BRUSSELS
The ART4PSY project addresses the issue of social exclusion (and in most cases also a significant reduction in the standard of living) of people suffering from mental disorders.
We are an open initiative of organisations and individuals from Prague, united by common goals in the field of mental health.
Through campaigns as well as regular communication activities, we show what life with mental illness looks like, how to care for mental health, where to seek help, how to support a loved one with mental illness, etc.