SO(n)DA - conceptual tendencies
Stano Filko, Július Koller, Jana Želibská, Ilona Németh, Viktor Frešo, Lucia Tallová, Jaro Varga.
on Thursday, 5 April 2018 at 19.00 at the P74 Gallery in Ljubljana.
With collaboration SODA gallery, Bratislava
And by gallerist Tomas UMRIAN
Historically, information about the artistic production of the Eastern Europe was often mediated from the side of Western media, through which it entered an interpretative machine that tended to distort or decontextualize numerous specific cultural phenomena. The current cooperation wishes to avoid such misunderstandings. The hosting of Bratislava's SODA Gallery in P74 Gallery represents the first step towards a long-term international cooperation. The first presentation brings a top selection of Slovakian contemporary artists of three generations: from the legends of the Eastern neo-avant-garde of the 1960s, the established middle generation to the youngest. They represent key actors of conceptual and post-conceptual practices: Stano Filko, Július Koller, Jana Želibská, Ilona Németh, Viktor Frešo, Lucia Tallová, Jaro Varga.
Exhibition project SO(n)DA - conceptual tendencies ” presents not only contemporary visual art in Slovakia, but also demonstrates the dynamic shift that has taken place on the art scene and in communicating with the international context in two decades. The exhibition in P74 brings a collection of works from selected 7 authors who, in addition to strong personal programs, have common post-conceptual starting points and critical reflection of the present. They prefer analytical analytical ways of thinking and inverse situations across a wide range of media and approaches. At the same time they also represent dialogue between generations, showing the cross-section and the necessary continuity of artistic thinking in Slovakia over the last four decades.
SO(n)DA - conceptual tendencies is an exhibition that focuses on one of the key tendencies in contemporary and modern Slovakian art – the conceptual and post-conceptual actions in Slovakian visual arts spanning the period of almost five decades since the late 1960s. A radical change in the development of Slovakian art occurred in the mid-1960s). The exhibition will present the powerful influence of new ideas and new non-iconic approaches that reveal new ways of coding and new areas of the media and the intermedia, giving rise to a new art and a new language of anti-art. At the same time, various political and social contexts of Conceptual art’s functioning in the previous system (as an alternative and unofficial scene) will be unveiled, acc