06.05.2008

29.06.2008

Reprezentačné sály - Nitrianska galéria, Župné námestie 3, Nitra

Me and the Others

The conception of the exhibition called Me and the Others stems from an effort to compare the topical situation on the Czech and Slovak art scene more than fifteen years after the separation of Czecho-Slovakia...

Gabika Binderová, Pavlína Fichta Čierna, Anton Čierny, Eva Filová, Peter Kalmus, Marek Kvetán, Matúš Lányi, Stano Masár, Michal Murin, Dorota Sadovská, Michaela Thelenová

The place of the exhibition: Salón, Nitrianska galéria, Župné nám. 3, 949 01 Nitra
The opening of the exhibition:6. 5. 2008 o 17.00 hod.
The duration of the exhibition: 6. 5. – 29. 6. 2008

The curator: Barbora Geržová

The conception of the exhibition called Me and the Others stems from an effort to compare the topical situation on the Czech and Slovak art scene more than fifteen years after the separation of Czecho-Slovakia. The basis is an idea to confront the cross-section creation of a Czech authoress Michaela Thelenová (1969, Chomutov), which is not graspable in the sense of a cohesive authorial handwriting, but is characterized by a “distinct tendency for flexible strategies of expression” (the quotation is taken from the webpage of Michaela Thelenová, text: Michal Koleček) with the production of selected Slovak authors and authoresses – Gabika Binderová (1973), Pavlína Fichta Čierna (1967), Anton Čierny (1963), Eva Filová (1968), Peter Kalmus (1953), Marek Kvetán (1976), Matúš Lányi (1981), Stano Masár (1971), Michal Murin (1963), Dorota Sadovská (1973). The exhibition will introduce a few centroidal spheres of creation of this Czech authoress who was a finalist of Jindřich Chalupecký Award (2003) and who has been lecturing in the Department of Photography, Faculty of Art and Design, J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem since 1994. Works from her eight cycles – Dressing, T-shirts, New Fashion, Legend, Message, For a While, Women, At the Photographer’s, will be confronted with the production of Slovak authors and authoresses who have been independently examining related thematic spheres on a long-term basis. In this context the title of the exhibition

Me and the Others induces such a reading, within which each of the exhibiting authors can identify himself or herself with the position of “I”, as well as with the category of “the others”. The aim of the project is to seek answers to a question, To what extent is the connection in the production of selected authors and authoresses a matter of coincidence, and to what extent it can be connected with the related cultural context and mental tuning of the artists that has not disappeared even after 1993, since when the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic stand as two independent countries with a different political and economic development.

Barbora Geržová

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