Opening August 21st 6 pm
Exhibition until September 15th 2013
Exhibiting artist: Peter Barényi (SK), Martinka Bobriková & Oscar de Carmen (SK, ES, NO), Billy Gallery: Tymek Borowski (PL) & Paweł Sysiak (PL), Clakula: Ashley Clark (USA) & Matej Vakula (SK, USA), Ashley Clark (USA), Dávid Demjanovič (SK), Jaś Domicz (PL), Antonín Jirát (CZ), Martin Kochan (SK), Petr Krátký (CZ), Jaroslav Kyša (SK, UK), Calvin Laing (UK), Kata Mach (SK), Nicole Morris (UK), Karíma Al-Mukhtarová (CZ), Janek Rous (CZ), Martin Špirec (SK), Milan Vagač (SK), Miroslava Večeřová (CZ), Zuzana Žabková (SK)
Curators: Viktor Čech & Katarína Slaninová
The exhibition HUNKY DORY focuses on a specific feature present in art practices of the current young generation of artists – the way how they reflect in their work their life experiences stemming and, often unconsciously, combining the real and virtual world, the intellectual and ordinary world. Their creative approach is characterized by a highly sensitive, and of many peculiarities sensible, insight. They draw their inspiration from particularities of daily life, obsessions with tedious things and activities, which, using principles well informed in the history of art of previous decades – especially conceptual art - they, transform into unforgettable experiences and moments. Despite an apparent intellectual colouring and conceptual structure of work, their approach strongly accentuates a private dimension. Yet, it is not about exaggerated individualism. Their experience is civil, akin to any experience of any individual in the postindustrial technological civilization. Their world naturally combines the real private space and similarly natural virtual space - the world of the internet and new technologies - as well as low-cost approaches in terms of “innocent” DIY, or conscious “ugliness”, “sluggishness”, ridiculousness and banality.
Despite thematization of a multi-faceted and variable nature of everyday life, their work lacks any avant-gardepathos and they do not necessarily and inevitably elevate a common ...Read more