The project Beyond Nuclear Family, established by the Jindřich Chalupecký Society, evaluates the family as one of the basic units of togetherness found in human communities. The project is aimed primarily at offering a critical review of the modern, western family model, assessing its historical and contemporary, geographical and cultural, utopian and fictitious alternatives.
The nuclear family, defined as the marital partnership of a man and a woman living with their biological children, represents an unwritten status quo in western culture. It has become a standard against which other family constellations are measured.
The exhibition Beyond Nuclear Family: Around the Family Table at alpha nova & galerie futura is one of three exhibition and performative projects focusing on the theme of family in relation to these concepts. It will be followed by shows at Display in Prague and EFA Project Space in New York. Even though each exhibition focuses on a slightly different area of research, the projects are also …
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Image above: Marie Lukáčová, Chosen Family, Chapter I-III, 2020-2022, video