Anna Slama & Marek Delong

Hometown: Prague

The Czech artists Anna Slama and Marek Delong have been working as an artistic duo since 2015. Merging their different backgrounds that move between arts, design and film, they, in their practice, started to focus on installation - often assuming the dimensions of site-specific scenography in which they embed their sculptures, objects, videos, and paintings. The duo has shown a long-term interest in emotional strain and returns to the artwork’s sensitivity and genuineness. By creating scenes that subvert the rational rules of our postmodern existence, they open a space for therapy and distance from the anxiety of the current generation facing the pressures of predatory capitalism and the loss of a positive vision of the future and hope. They aim to escape logic and calculation, employing elements of fairy tales, sensuality and magic to invent a space for vulnerability, intuition, and unbiased navigation of the world. When otherworldly characters, such as a fluid witch consisting of soft fabrics emerge and a sharp-edged metal mirror invites us to reflect our position in this mystical ensemble, the ambiguous scenery moves between scary and gentle, between self-reflection and liberation.

Group Exhibition

The Community Centre

26.06. — 30.07.2021

Anna Slama & Marek Delong