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The Isolation Collection's
First Edition


is now open to the public!

The complete list of participating artists can be found here


We want to personally thank all the talented artists who have participated in the first edition of The Isolation Collection - Metamorphosis.

A new open call for our 2nd Edition is now LIVE!
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The ISOLATION Collection

Second edition: Description of a Struggle

“We build useless war machines, towers, walls, curtains of silk, and we could marvel at all this a great deal if we had the time. We tremble in the balance, we don’t fall, we flutter, even though we may be uglier than bats. And on a beautiful day hardly anyone can prevent us from saying: ‘Oh God, today is a beautiful day,’ for we are already established on this earth and live by virtue of an agreement.” 

Franz Kafka - Description of a Struggle

The Isolation Collection was initiated in Prague, in an even more Kafkaesque climate than usual.

Artists witness and reflect upon world events, and for those of us who cannot stop being productive, even in lockdown, we have created this platform.

The Isolation Collection invites international artists to share their thoughts, stories and works relating to and/or born during these unusual and transformative times.

Our online collection will hopefully lead to a series of physical exhibition projects in a mask-free, crowd-friendly future.

For this second edition, we keep the Kafka theme with "Description of a Struggle". As things begin to reopen we are struck with a feeling of being 'in-between'. The artists in our next edition are invited to describe their own struggles, and their experience taking these uncertain steps out of isolation.

Open Call

To Artists in Lockdown

We are now accepting submissions for the 2nd edition of The Isolation Collection


  • Images: Digital work or photos of physical pieces such as paintings, sculptures, short texts, etc. 
  • Videos: Video art / video documentations of performance etc.
  • Don’t forget to include a short text about the work, the process and how it relates to the theme and the situation we are currently in. 

All mediums will be considered.

You can send a brand new piece made in lockdown or an older one which has suddenly become relevant to the current situation.

The current theme is: "Description of a struggle"

The Current deadline is: JUNE 15

Please send your application to:

isolationcollection [at] gmail [dot] com

About Us

The Isolation Collection was initiated by:


Robert Carrithers

Robert Carrithers is a photographer, filmmaker and artist working in Prague, Berlin and New York. He also produces international art events and installations.


Hagai Segev 

Hagai Segev is an independent art curator and art critique active in Prague and Tel Aviv: Initiating and producing projects in contemporary art.


Jo Blin

Jo Blin is a multimedia artist currently based in Prague. She's a co-founder of the shared art studio Obejvák and a member of the Zvlášt' Collective.


Michael J. Rowland

Artist, author and reader of the Tarot; Michael is co-founder of the Alt-Art Society an all inclusive, multi-national art organisation and a member of the Prague-based Zvlášť Collective.

Say Hi!

Feel free to get in touch if you have any question about the project

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