In her installation My Body Is Not An Island, Czech artist Eva Koťátková brings the idea of a collective body to life. Including all the political implications that go with it, first and foremost the questions are: How do we take care of each other? Who speaks and is heard and who remains invisible or is silenced? Various elements—objects, texts, language, sounds and performances—are combined to create a multidimensional collage dedicated to the sharing of stories, which itself tells a story: It reveals a huge, fragmented body, half fish, half human.
International ongoing exhibitions
A welded steel sculpture, in the form of a walk-
The Ruhr Area is the third stop of the exhibition, which was on view at CAPC Bordeaux in 2022 and at the National Gallery in Prague until June of this year. The journey through the different institutional spaces has changed the fish-
Eva Koťátková (b. 1982) is co-
“Oppression runs across social groups and across species. The scars, rashes, and injuries on this body need to be collectively healed.” (From the story “We Have Arrived” by Eva Koťátková)
Exhibition 12 August -
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Eva Koťátková, My Body Is Not An Island, 2023. Photo: Katja Illner / Urbane Künste Ruhr.