Crime Scenes / Olomouc, 2013

Magdalena Jetelová

mirror foils, stickers prints of secret police archival documents

spatial installation The blow-outs of documents of StB, the secret police, demonstrate both the crimes of the Communist regime and the sophisticated manipulation and systematic dissemination of disinformation. The by now already absurd-looking information about the obligatory picking of the Colorado beetle and the subsequent punishment of individuals ignoring the campaign leave a bitter taste of machinery infiltrating the lives of the people. A direct encounter with the recent past, hiding under the sign “strictly secret”, tells much about the personal commitment of the artist and invites a confrontation with the atmosphere of the era in which before her emigration she lived with the rest of the population of Czechoslovakia. To this day she has never remained indifferent to the issue of human rights.

was created at Olomouc

Magdalena Jetelová | (DES)ORIENTATION? Projects from 1982–2013 (solo exhibition, 2013)

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Related works
Magdalena Jetelová, Crime Scene / Prague, 2011 – 2012 (installation)

Crime Scenes / Olomouc. Magdalena Jetelová. Central European Art Database. [online]. 27 Oct 2020

Muzeum umění Olomouc 2011-2016