CS CONCEPTUAL ART OF THE 70s

11.10.2017 - 13.01.2018

Fait Gallery
Ve Vaňkovce 2, Brno
11. 10. 2017 - 13. 1. 2018
Vernisagge: 11. 10. 2017 at 19:00
Curators: Beata Jablonská, Denisa Kujelová and Jana Písaříková

The start of conceptual art in the early 1970s meant a shift of interest from the aesthetic and material qualities of the work to it‘s personal, social, historical and often even theoretical context. Unlike the Western art scenes, the conceptual thinking of the Czechoslovak author‘s was motivated by a more personal search for the essence of the relationship between the artist and the art on both an artistic and a political-ethical level and also social, even ecological, level. Thus the conceptual turn was not perceived only through it’s dematerialisation and iconoclastic efforts, but above all as a utopian escape to the official and state-controlled culture. It gave the artists free space which they used in a wide range of media and themes.

 
The CS CONCEPTUAL ART OF THE 70s exhibition focuses on monitoring trends that have been applied to the art of ideas, records, projects and events. It will present various forms of conceptual work with drawings and photographs as well as the status of the concept devoted to the relation of the script and the image, or it will also focus on futuristic, action and environmental projects. Rather than creating an historic overview of the conceptual thinking of the 1970s the exhibition will be a diverse mosaic that illustrates the interdependence of Czech and Slovak art through a wide range of authors. Therefore the project is unique in its effort to point out the joint starting point of the art scene, that has been reflected as two separate units since the split of Czechoslovakia.
 
 
Artists represented at the exhibition: Milan Adamčiak, Karel Adamus, Vladimír Ambroz, Peter Bartoš, Juraj Bartusz, Ján Budaj, Pavel Büchler, Robert Cyprich, Hugo Demartini, Milan Dobeš, Ľubomír Ďurček, Rudolf Fila, Stano Filko, Daniel Fischer, Peter Graham, Milan Grygar, Sonny Halas, Olaf Hanel, Vladimír Havlík, Vladimír Havrilla, Pavel Holouš, Dalibor Chatrný, Ivan Kafka, Jozef Jankovič, Olga Karlíková, Michal Kern, Martin Klimeš, Svatopluk Klimeš, Milan Knížák, J. H. Kocman, Július Koller, Vladimír Kordoš, Inge Kosková, Jan Kotík, Jiří Kovanda, Milan Kozelka, Miloš Laky, Milan Lasota, Otis Laubert, Milan Maur, Juraj Meliš, Karel Miller, Jan Mlčoch, Alex Mlynárčik, Marian Mudroch, Eduard Ovčáček, Květa Pacovská, Marian Palla, Vladimír Popovič, Dana Puchnarová, Pavel Rudolf, Jan Ságl, Zorka Ságlová, Jan Steklík, Miloš Šejn, Petr Ševčík, Petr Štembera, Rudolf Sikora, Margita Titlová, Dezidér Tóth, Jiří Valoch, Jan Wojnar, Ján Zavarský, Jana Želibská