Horror vacui open-air 18. 4. 2023 – 23. 6. 2023
Curator: Silvie Šeborová
As part of the program “Art for the City” for temporary art interventions, the outdoor exhibition area was established on the walls above the Vltavská underground station. In 2021 and 2022, the gallery hosted 6 exhibition, 5 of which were selected based on the open call made in 2020. In 2024, the cascade terraces should be replaced by the new urbanistic solution of the Bubny area, including a new piazetta around the projected concert hall. For now, the Prague Public Transit Company provides space for the outdoor gallery that will host three exhibitions in 2023. The first of them is art installation Horror vacui by Hynek Skoták, curated by Silvie Šeborová.
Horror vacui is a site specific intervention in the urban environment, paying regards to its nature. In the visually complex environment of concrete pedestals and staircases near the Vltavská underground station, the authors created the rectangular object protruding to both horizontal and vertical wall. They returned all surfaces in the area to their original conditions. Walls and floors were shotblasted, graffiti were removed or painted over, the authors painted the benches and removed weeds. The latter were replaced by the only new element – grass and flowers in boxes. Even they will respect the borders that follow right angles along the concrete squares, passing through all parts of the area.