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RED HORIZON by Marek Kvetan
Curator: Vladimír Beskid
The solo exhibition of Marek KVETAN (1976), a leading representative of Slovak intermedia art, entitled Red Horizon, brings together three major works from his current oeuvre.
In the multi-layered work of Marek Kvetan we observe a rich register of hybrid objects and a programmatic focus on borderline 3D realisations, absurd situations and objects. Kvetan usually concentrates on a fragment, a detail, on a „fractured“ situation that metaphorically speaks of the whole. Even a slight transformation of inputs or materials brings about a change of meanings and cultural con-texts.
A key role in this triple combination is played by Cornerstone 2020, a powerful sculptural installation of six „cornerstones“ in the middle of the gallery, which is presented in the Bratislava environment for the first time. These are 6 selected black stones on a larger scale – a meteorite, a lithic coal, a pitchblende (uranite), a huge quartz crystal, a rolling stone or an ordinary „rock“ from a field. Each of them is placed vertically on a specially chosen chair or pedestal (a miner’s chair from the 17th century, a school or peasant’s chair, chairs from the Jáchymov camp, from the mining office in Handlová, etc.). Kvetan thus metaphorically brought six black stones, 6 „glowing embers“, which refer to the geology of our planet, to political-geographical power games, to the prosperity of former mining towns and to contemporary climate change, etc.
„…AND QUIETLY THE NIGHT ARRIVES“
Curator: Kristína Zaťko Jarošová and Patrik Steinhauser
ZOYA Museum, Partizánska 2275
900 01 Modra, Slovakia (GPS: s48.35990 v17.33229)
The exhibition presents twelve international artists exploring perspectives on the aesthetics of darkness, melancholy, mythology, and imagination.
In a symbolic and surreal way, the night serves as a metaphor where ordinary modes of perception are disrupted and hidden aspects of existence are revealed. As described by Jean-Luc Nancy in his book The Ground of the Image, the nocturnal is the space where forms slip their anchorages and, to a certain extent, become invisible. In this realm, the impossibility of seeing coincides with the possibility of imagining, and our perceptions are challenged to open up to alternative ways of thinking and understanding.
RED HORIZON by Marek Kvetan
The solo exhibition of Marek KVETAN (1976), a leading representative of Slovak intermedia art, entitled Red Horizon, brings together three major works from his current oeuvre… Here´s more…
29.11.23 – 31.01.24
… And quietly the Night arrives
01.10.23 – 31.12.23
POWERPLAY BY MIHAEL MILUNOVIĆ
Steinhauser Gallery´s opening exhibition Powerplay, Mihael Milunović´s first solo show in Slovak Republic, comprising some of his most recent paintings, drawings, sculptures and analoge/digital installations. Here´s more…
09.06.23 – 31.08.23
Full Moon Dreamers
Inspired by the atmosphere and narratives of twisted reality, the exhibition project FMD (Full Moon Dreamers)selectively explores and reflects on current tendencies in contemporary European art, connecting and… Here´s more…
12.09.23 – 31.10.2023
Steinhauser Gallery Bratislava
Steinhauser Gallery has opened its gates in Bratislava (Slovak Republic) at the 08th of June 2023 and kicked off a great journey, full of thought-provoking ideas into new worlds. Here´s more…
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