Artist: Jan Brož
Curator: Michal Novotný
From 12/12/2012 to 20/01/2013
The word “reality” doesn’t apriori contain anything negative or positive. “Reality” is real, hence reality is simply the way “it is”. On the contrary its opposite - “fiction” - is illusive, apparent and invented. Reality is truthful and therefore true, while fiction is unreal and therefore lying.
If we call something as “reality”, it indeed means, that it is us, who interpret this something as “reality”. Reality therefore requires an interpreter to be. This interpreter doesn’t have a neutral relation towards it, but already somehow perceives this reality. Reality is therefore being perceived through interpreter’s mood, senses and from a context where this interpreter is and where he also finds himself. The judgment of marking a reality also requires a certain knowledge. At least the knowledge of difference between reality and fiction.