Is the work of contemporary artists simply recycling the experiments of the 1960s and 70s? Why are contemporary artists moving into spheres previously reserved for literature, film and theatre? Is our perception of Eastern European art prior to 1989 deformed by the political perspective? Five case studies connect oblique and sometimes unconscious motifs of intergenerational dialogues. The work of contemporary artists (Ján Mančuška, Kateřina Šedá, Barbora Klímová and Eva Koťátková) is confronted with classics of the neo-avantgarde (Jiří Kolář, Milan Knížák, Július Koller and Jiří Kovanda). Subjected to a more detailed analysis, that which previously appeared similar is shown to be very different. The return of contemporary artists to collage, performance, conceptual art and experimental film is informed by today’s experience and places older procedures within new semantic frameworks.
11 December 2014, 6- 7:30 pm The launch of Tomáš Pospiszyl’s
Associative History of Art. Post-war art across generations and media (collage, intermedia and conceptual art, performance and film)
Tranzitdisplay / Dittrichova 9/337 / Prague 2
www.advojka.cz / www.tranzitdisplay.cz