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Probe 1 – The Story of Slovak (Post)Conceptual art

Július Koller, U.F.O., 1970, inkjet printing, paper, 11,2×16 cm. Archive of  Prague City Gallery
from: 12. 12. 2018
to: 24. 3. 2019
Stone Bell House

from: 12. 12. 2018
to: 24. 3. 2019
Stone Bell House, Old Town Square 605/13, Prague 1

Tue-Sun 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

 

curators
Vlado Beskid
Jakub Král

 

the exhitition is held under the patronage of
Peter Weiss, the Slovak ambassador to the Czech Republic >

 

admission 
full: 120 CZK 
reduced: 60 CZK

 

practical info > 
The building is barrier-free (elevator).

The exhibition will introduce Czech public into one of the crucial tendencies found in modern and contemporary Slovak art. It will focus on the origination and development of Conceptual and post-Conceptual Art within the horizon of the past fifty years in Slovakia, i.e. from the alternative, unofficial scene of the 1960s to the post-1989 legal artistic platform. The oeuvres of two generations of artists, such as Viktor Frešo, Jozef Jankovič, Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkáčová, Martin Kochan, Július Koller, Marek Kvetan, Ján Mančuška, Roman Ondák, Boris Ondreička, Monogramista T.D, Rudolf Sikora, Pavla Sceranková, Peter Rónai and Jaro Varga, will serve to present particular forms of Conceptual artistic morphology, as it was shaped by the new aesthetic criteria with their codes, in the context of time.

The exhibition, held as a specific contribution to the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the existence of Czechoslovakia, will go hand in hand with interventions by several Czech artists (Jan Brož, Alice Nikitinová, Vít Soukup, Pavel Sterec, Antonín Střížek, Michaela Thelenová) who will loosely contextualize selected historical, social, economic and world-view facets of our history. Their main subject of interest is the transformations of the internal social paradigm, presented the loss of the utopian outreach of our thinking in connection with the declining big ideologies.

 

 


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