UGLY BRNO WORLD TOUR: II is a continuation of the previous exhibition called UGLY BRNO: GHOST IDEOLOGY, which took place at Cooper Union in New York in 2019. The eponymous collective, consisting of audiovisual artists Risto Ilič and Johannes Tröstler, thematized the issues of gentrification and visual smog in Brno.


MEDIUM Gallery, Hviezdoslavovo sq. 18, Bratislava

Opening: March 9, 2023, 6 p. m.

exhibition duratio: March 3 - April 16, 2023


  • Exhibitors: Risto Ilič, Jakub Polách, Johannes Christian Tröstler

  • Curator: Barbora Ilič


The exhibition UGLY BRNO WORLD TOUR: II presents a look back at a diverse world of nineties optimism, which together with a naive vision of a colorful capitalist future is irreversibly disappearing in an increasingly black and white reality of deepening inequalities and worldview gaps. It is also a cautionary case study and a lesson for other cities with a vulnerable legacy of post-socialist transformation, which, like Brno, often walk towards the tempting embrace of gentrification.


*@uglybrno (Risto Ilič a Johannes Tröstler): 

*@disscours (Jakub Polách):



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