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  • 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. http://en.ghmp.cz/exhibitions/probe-1-the-story-of-slovak-post-conceptual-art/

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Stano Filko

In his immense and exuberant oeuvre, Stano Filko fuses divergent impulses of late modernism and strategies of the neo-avant-garde into a self-centered system of personal ontology. The unity and simultaneous diversity of his ongoing re-contextualized work stems from certain modes of constant change: relocation, rewriting, and rearranging. In the 1970s, when he started to work on the ensemble White Space in White Space, together with his colleagues Miloš Laky and Jana Želibská, Filko released a detailed “chronology of creation”—a model that he modified and subsequently negated. This system has evolved into parallel lines that stand in conflict with each other and thus give rise to a productive field of tension.

 

1937, Velká Hradná / SK, at that time ČSSR – 2015, Bratislava / SK

 

Please follow this link for a selected bibliography available at the ERSTE Foundation Library
Courtesy Slovak National Gallery. Juraj Bartoš, Stano Filko, New York 1984
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