Nilbar Güres, Mutter Maria über dem Bügeltisch, 2019
Galerie Martin Janda is showing works by Nilbar Güreş & Július Koller in the SOLO/DUO section at ARCO Madrid 2020.
Both artists are dealing with concepts of identities, investigating them from psychological, social and political perspectives.
Seeing and being seen, concealing and revealing. Nilbar Güreş examines socio-political constructions of gender and cultural identities against the background of colonialism, and the manipulation of cultures by monotheistic religions. Diverging from a modern Western world view, structured by oppositions – culture/nature, mind/body, self/other – she engages with new possible forms of representation for female, queer and cultural identity.
In 1969, Július Koller inscribed a question mark onto the surface of a tennis court. This became the ideal icon for the ambiguity and uncertainty of the times, following the Prague Spring and the ensuing Soviet invasion. [...]
Galerie Martin Janda is exhibiting at Art Basel 2019. We are showing woks by:
Adriana Czernin Svenja Deininger Milena Dragicevic Werner Feiersinger Nilbar Güres Jakob Kolding Július Koller Mangelos Asier Mendizabal Jan Merta Roman Ondak Tania Pérez Córdova Roman Signer Mladen Stilinović
Both artists broadly look at the dynamics of appropriation, the development of the past and image realities. From two different and individual perspectives they explore scrambled and distorted representations of the familiar and the commonplace.
Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck examines the chaos of his home country Venezuela, probing the problematical historical narratives that bring us to our present. He frequently engages in a research-based practice that confronts cultural, [...]