An attempt at a life's work, 2020
It probably sounds weird. Creating a life‘s work as a commission. As a homework assignment. What piece of art can we say is a life’s work? There is only one life’s work, and whether it is really it only time will tell. By assigning this topic for the GLF’s 20th anniversary, we wanted to provoke the artists a little to do their best. Although we must say that almost everybody does almost every time. On the other hand, we also wanted to make it easier for them, because they are finally not limited by one topic, and they can create anything. Of course, it is clear that this is primarily an attempt at a life’s work. Sometimes someone objected that every last creation of theirs was their life’s work, or that they were not going to die yet. But most artists understood what we meant.
It is appropriate to thank them for what they have created for us in those 17 years on the assigned topics. Special thanks go especially to Boris Jirků, Milan Chabera, Jiří Mocek, Tomáš Hřivnáč, and Josef Velčovský, who completed all 27 tasks. We would also like to thank those at the Heaven’s bar who will unfortunately no longer do the assignments for us and were always happy to: Antonín Sládek, Eva Mansfeldová, Jan Souček, Adolf Born, Tylek, and František Ronovský. Most of the tasks have been completed by Michael Rittstein, František Hodonský, Roman Brichcín, Miroslav Pošvic, Jan Tichý, Josef Mžyk, Bohumil Eliáš Jr., Barbora Olmrová, Miroslav Jiránek, Zdenek Janda, Josef Achrer, Jiří Slíva, Jiří Anderle, Pavel Holeka, Richard Kočí, Mirka Mádrová, Milan Hencl, Zdeněk Tománek, Richard Augustin, Tyleček, Rudolf Brančovský, and others. A huge thank you to everyone, because without them no exhibitions of Homework could have been be realized.