• 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.


Dóra Maurer

Dóra Maurer is one of the best-known representatives of the Hungarian avant-garde scene of the 1960s and 1970s. Maurer’s rigorous, conceptual work incorporates painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and filmmaking. She is also active as a curator and teacher. Despite working in various media over the course of her long artistic career, we can single out a focus on the theme of order as one of the most important common denominators in her work. Her approach can alternate between process-based experiments and formal investigations of rule-based compositional logic, but is always characterized by a sense of movement and change. Via methodically executed deviations in terms of structure, Maurer achieves structural shifts, the staging of which facilitates a questioning of their complexity and potential.

1937, Budapest / HU

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What can One do with a Paving Stone? 1971, detail
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