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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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Eva Koťátková

Eva Koťátková belongs to the youngest generation of the Czech Republic’s working artists; having arrived on the scene at the beginning of the millennium, these artists comprise the most progressive and productive group on the Czech art scene. Within this conceptually oriented generation, Koťátková stands out for her obsessively reworked pictures; these are linked to deeply personal, intensely felt experience. And a more generalized framework for such experience is gradually surfacing in her work, driven by the set of issues involving the profound conflict between a natural, free community and institutional structures. 

Schools, organizations, galleries, clinics, asylums, prisons and research institutions raise us, educate and retrain us, supervise us, and persuade us that the control and the regulation of even our most banal physical tasks result in an efficient economy and even spontaneity. In her extensive installations, Koťátková puts her imagination to work in order to allow us to experience the technology of discipline, in which our bodies grow into restraining mechanisms—surrogates, prostheses and supports of various types. Her installations are not an exterior portrayal of “discipline and punishment,” but an internal portrayal of our society and our suppressed memories.

 

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1982, Praha / CZ, at that time ČSSR

 

 

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  • (c) Kunsthalle Wien, photo: Andrea Fichtl