08.03.2012

06.05.2012

Reprezentačné sály - Nitrianska galéria, Župné námestie 3, Nitra

ACCESSIBLE TO VIEWERS / Acquisitions from last five years.

The exhibition presents a selection of works from acquisitions gained during the last five years. The aim of the Nitra Gallery is to complement its collections with the works of Slovak artists ...

The exhibition is open: Thursday 8th March 2012

Curator: Barbora Geržová

The exhibition will last until 6th May 2012

Venue: Representation Halls, Nitra Gallery, Župné námestie 3, Nitra

Realized with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of Slovak Republic and Nitra Self-governing Region.

Authors:

Milan Adamčiak, Peter Bartoš, Marko Blažo, Milan Bočkay, Klára Bočkayová, Ivan Csudai, Rudolf Fila, Mira Gáberová, Bohdan Hostiňák, Anetta Mona Chisa a Lucia Tkáčová, Peter Kalmus, Igor Kalný, Martin Knut, Vladimír Kordoš, Jaroslav Košš, Otis Laubert, Stano Masár, Juraj Meliš, Svätopluk Mikyta, Vladimír Popovič, Veronika Rónaiová, Dorota Sadovská, Veronika Šramatyová, Dezider Tóth, Miloš Urbásek, Emőke Vargová, Jana Želibská

The exhibition presents a selection of works from acquisitions gained during the last five years. The aim of the Nitra Gallery is to complement its collections with the works of Slovak artists whose work is under-represented or absent in the collections, and therefore by gradual steps to complete a representative collection of Slovak art of the 20th century with overlaps to the presence.

The gallery acquisitions have a few priorities. The first is the completion of works of artists of the middle and older generation that profoundly influenced the shape of the art of second half of the 20th century. Because these authors mainly entered our visual arts scene during 1960’s, this is often a rescue purchase of works which are the last free pieces while being from the most significant periods of their work.

The second key of the concept is related to the character of the two exhibition spaces of the Nitra Gallery used for the presentation of the work of the younger and youngest generation – Youth Gallery and a former CO-shelter reconstructed as an alternative exhibition space. The profiling of the exhibition spaces also caused the need to also on acquiring the artefacts from young artists that gradually gain a well-respected position home, but also in the Central European context.

Another key aspect of the acquisition concept is focused on works that were made as site-specific for the specific gallery space on the occasion of exhibition projects at the Nitra Gallery.

Representative selection of works is confirmed by loan requests from the collections of the Nitra Gallery. For example the work of Jana Želibská (Light Point I, Light Point III. from 1980) was requested for the prestigious exhibition Gender Check at the Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK) in Vienna (2009), and re-installed in Warsaw (Zacheta Gallery, 2010).

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