The exhibition project maps the Brno neo-avant-garde scene in the key period beetween 1968 and 1974. Symbolically, the exhibition opens Jiří Valoch´s collection of concrete poetry White Sheets and closes with a reminder of the project by Stan Filko, Miloš Laky and Ján Zavarsky White Space in a White Space, which had, thanks to Jiří Valoch and the courage of Gerta Pospíšilová, the exhibition premiere in Brno. Another exhibition sections represent the characteristic crossing of the boundaries of individual artisctic genres, the demateralization of a work of art, whether it is visual scores, events in nature or concepts and mail-art projects. The exhibition will also commemorate the intense contacts between the Brno and Slovak neo-avant-garde scenes.
Title of the exhibition: ART IS HERE, White Sheets (1968) – White Space (1974)
Curators: Ondřej Chrobák, Jana Pisaříková
Professional cooperation: Mira Keratová
Artists: Jiří Valoch, Dalibor Chatrný, J.H.Kocman, Alois Piňos, Milan Adamčiak, Dezider Tóth, Marie Kratochvílová, Gerta Pospíšilová, Dušan Klimeš, Karel Adamus, Ivan Chatrný, Milan Grygar, Karel Nepraš, Ladislav Novák, Petr Štembera, Jan Steklík, Jan Wojnar, Stano Filko, Miloš Laky, Ján Zavarský, Peter Bartoš, Otis Laubert, Rudolf Sikora, László Beke, a členovia/members of MPVU
Organisers: Central Slovak Gallery and The Moravian Gallery in Brno
Venue: Praetorium, Námestie Štefana Moysesa 25, Banská Bystrica
Duration of the exhibition: May 12, 2023 – August 20, 2023
Opening: May 11, 2023, 5 p.m.
The exhibition was created in cooperation with The Moravian Gallery in Brno.
The exhibition and accompanying activities were supported from public resources by Slovak Arts Council
The founder of the Central Slovak Gallery is the Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Region.