• Probe 1 – The Story of Slovak (Post)Conceptual art
    12 Dec 2018 − 24 March 2019

    Prague City Gallery / Stone Bell House Curated by: Vlado Beskid and Jakub Král Loans by Kontakt: Ján Mančuška, Julius Koller, Stano Filko, Roman Ondak 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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As the expressions "hearing space," "seeing space," "facial space," "spatial sounds," "sound space," "sound volumes' etc. show, music is coupled with space in a primal manner. This tape is an attempt at an elementary demonstration of this realm of tonal and bodily movements in space. Synthetic tones were used as sound material, with the possible spatial positions and the possible tones both strictly reduced. The intitial material is a single, periodically recurring tone generated by a synthesizer; instead of generating the illusion of a sound source moving through space, the tone moves instead within an imaginary field of reference - according to the following scheme:
optical: FAR - acoustic: SOFT and SLOW REPETITIONS OF THE TONE."

  • Artist: VALIE EXPORT
  • Original Title: Raumsehen und Raumhören
  • English Title: Space Seeing and Space Hearing
  • Year: 1973/1974
  • Material: video, b&w, sound
  • Dimensions: Duration: 6min, 21sec
  • Inventory no.: K464
  • Category: video
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