At the heart of Anetta Mona Chisa and Lucia Tkacova’s collaboration lies their quest to find a means of reconciling the political with the aesthetic validity of art. How, Chisa and Tkacova ask, can art articulate resistance and stimulate social change without diminishing its aesthetic power or facilitating its instrumentalization?
This applies to their annual edition for the GAK: An accumulation of paving stones, evoking associations with public protest and street riot. But a closer inspection reveals other material qualities: these paving stones are made from porcelain and painted by hand. Throw one of these fragile figures and it will more than likely shatter at once. They are neither suitable for the expression of civil discontent, nor for the purpose of road building. But as a symbol they fulfil their potential.