Message Dialogues [2010]

Message Dialogues

Short sentences send as a message for recipient are composed into confrontation of two people held at the bank accounts of selected art galleries. Dialogues are made by part of texts or quotations of important figures of the art world of last 50 years (artists, theorists, collectors, gallerists etc.). Each dialogue was held at account of one important Czech gallery. Using the bank accounts allows us to imprint the texts through the system, so it can not be deleted or thrown away. The galleries also have to keep the printed state of accounts for more then 5 years (according to Czech law).

The motif of bank accounts evoke also the problem of connection between money and art. And the increasing influence of banks (as big sponsors but also huge collectors) at galleries and at defining the ”value” of an art work.

(In cooperation with Jan Blín)