The Laundry Collective

What we want so that the gallery is for all people, without exception, 2022, meeting within the installation. Commissioned by Biennale Matter of Art

📍 Venue → GHMP

Once a week, the Laundry Collective meets, thinks, and creates together. The location changes depending on what the collective is currently working on. During the entire biennale, the collective will be assigned one exhibition room which will serve as a space for their meetings. Visitors will have a chance to meet the collective and to join their meetings. The women in the collective have experience with life on the streets. They want people who go to galleries to see how they work. They want the people who don’t usually go to galleries or can’t go for different reasons to come and try to make art just like them. The gallery room will therefore become an open workshop. The collective will print t-shirts, create movies, perform theater, compose music, study foreign languages, and learn to deal with dysgraphia. They will create an opportunity for joint activities and will then sell the artifacts in the gallery shop. The language of art seems inaccessible. Is it possible to discuss with a gallery their willingness to speak to everyone? Perhaps the collective will write captions in Klingon. Could the opening start at 7:00 a.m.? And what about a disco to celebrate friendship?

What we want so that the gallery is for all people, without exception is a regular meeting of the Laundry Collective which takes place as part of the biennale in the Prague City Gallery at the Municipal Library every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for the duration of the exhibition.

The production of the artwork was supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (EEA Grants) as a part of the project “Centre and Periphery: Cultural Deserts in Eastern Europe”.