Press Release Fait Gallery, 28th December 2015
Fait Gallery moves to the great exhibition space of the former foundry plant Vaňkovka
Fait Gallery will move to new premises. Moving to the centre of the city helps to be closer to the visitors and allows the gallery to become a platform for meeting the public with the world of contemporary art. Admission will still be free.
In January 2016 the Fait Gallery is moving to the former foundry plant Vaňkovka, address Ve Vaňkovce 2 in Brno, replacing the Adam Gallery‘s tenure and moving all activities there. In the first months of the new year, there is planned a renovation of the exhibition space in order to adapt the foundry hall to the standards of modern gallery institutions. New parts of the Fait Gallery will be a cafe, a workshop for artists as well as a bookshop. There will also be new and more suitable premises for consultations within the new project, Ar-ti:kl - renting of the artworks produced by the youngest generation of artists, which will be run under the Fait Gallery and will be launched in spring 2016.
The exhibition activities will start again on 23rd March 2016 with the exhibitions by Kateřina Vincourová and the author pairings of Jiří Franta and David Böhm and Ewa and Jacek Doroszenko. The last three exhibitions in the existing premises will take place from early December until the end of January of the new year, to keep the continuity of the program in place as much as possible.
The exhibition plan for 2016 continues to reflect the current concept of the Fait Gallery. It includes three exhibition projects that cover the entire spectrum of art from the 20th and 21st century: established authors of Czech art as well as contemporary art of the youngest generation. Even after the move there will continue to be three exhibitions, two exhibitions in the main hall and one in the more intimate space of the gallery PREVIEW.
"Because of the space limitations for larger exhibition projects and better accessibility we have been looking for suitable premises in the city center for a long time, so we are glad that this initiative by the current landlord came. We will be able to keep the purpose for which the hall was originally renovated, "explains the gallery Art Director Denisa Kujelová.
The new arrangement of the gallery should aim to create a cultural centre for meeting and education about art. The Fait Gallery will carry on with the established strategy of creative workshops for the youngest audience, in which we aim to engage not only teachers, but also the artists and curators themselves.
"My interest is to continue to maintain having no admission fee and thus help to increase the living standard of the Brno population. At the same time the Fait Gallery contributes to better knowledge about contemporary art by organising lectures and workshops for the public, "says the founder of the Fait Gallery, Igor Fait.
About the Fait Gallery
FAIT GALLERY is a young gallery institution whose start was initiated a Brno businessman Igor Fait, who also sponsors the programme. Besides systematically building a wide range and high-quality exhibition programme consisting of the top of the Czech art scene for the forth year, the FAIT GALLERY‘s aim is to initiate the development of contemporary art and it extends its spectrum of interest beyond the Czech and Central European context.
Apart from the above the gallery also supports private art collecting and consolidation of the collectors in the city with a large art collecting tradition. Through cooperation with foreign galleries the Fait Gallery supports Czech artists with possibilities to expand abroad and on the other hand with the realisation of the exhibitions of foreign authors it brings their work not only to the Brno based audience.