11.10.2017 - 13.01.2018
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.