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03 Oct 2011

GOOD HUNT! at Nitra Gallery, Slovakia

Good Hunt!
Nitra Gallery, Slovakia


Exhibition: 23.9.-20.11.2011 Opening hours: Tue-Fri: 10.00-18.00 Sat-Sun: 13.00-18.00

Omar Mirza

Nitra Gallery
Župné námestie 3
949 01 Nitra

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Lovu zdar / Good Hunt! / Weidmannsheil

A show about grunting bucks and other creatures lurking in their gallery retreats

The exhibition situated in the rutting period offers an attractive view of contemporary visual arts, where grunting bucks, hunting trophies, scenes from the nature and similar motifs still have the ability to communicate with a very current, humorous and ironical language.

The selection focuses on younger generation of artists from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Slovenia, but works by middle and older generations are also present. The show has several levels of meaning based on phenomena such as trophy hunting, hunting passion, taxidermy, kitsch, do-it-yourself, man's relationship to nature, or the relationship between the audience, the artwork, and its creator.

Who is whose trophy in the relationship between a viewer, an artwork and its creator? Where is the borderline between kitsch and intellectually challenging art, both of which can catch the viewer's interest? Can an artist manipulate with the audience through his work, or is it rather the spectator who, by his specific perception, is able to change the character and the meaning of an artwork? Or is the curator the feared hunter who hunts down artists and presents them as trophies to the viewers?

Exhibiting artists:
Uroš Acman (SI), Róbert Bielik (SK), Ondřej Brody (CZ), Zdeněk Daněk (CZ), Dávid Demjanovič & Jarmila Mitríková (SK), Christian Eisenberger (AT), Péter Tamás Halász (HU), Lenka Klimešová (CZ), Marek Kvetan (SK), Tomáš Lahoda (CZ), Otis Laubert (SK), Radko Mačuha (SK), Ondřej Maleček (CZ), Juraj Meliš (SK), Rastislav Podoba (SK), Lívia Mezovská (SK), Deborah Sengl (AT), Marek Schovánek (CZ), Géza Szöllősi (HU), Jan Vytiska (CZ)

Curator: Omar Mirza (SK)