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
Plodiv 2019 – European Capital of Culture, 04.04.–30.06.2019
Roman Ondak, Lucky Day, 2006 (video stills)
Works from Art Collection Telekom – Contemporary Art from Eastern and South-Eastern Europe Curated by Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher.
Two of Europe's oldest cities, Matera in southern Italy and Plovdiv in Bulgaria, are the European Capitals of Culture this year. From 4th April to 30th June art works from the Art Collection Telekom will be presented at various exhibition venues in Plovdiv.
The exhibition Listen To Us – Artistic Intelligence with 70 works by 38 artists marks a culmination of the cultural events. It wants to point to the common history of the countries and the comparable life experiences of the people in the region and look beyond the national borders. With its focus on Eastern and Southeastern Europe, just 30 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the art works in the exhibition provide many points of departure to reflect the still-difficult period of transition from socialism to democracy.
Under this cryptic title, Belgian artist and curator Erich Weiss presents a cycle of artistic interventions and ephemeral performances that will take place during the spring of 2019. They are seemingly spontaneous actions that cohabit, over some hours or days, with the exhibited artworks. With a solid professional career in the field of performances, all the artists chosen to be part of the series have accepted the rules of the game: acting as guests at the exhibition dedicated to Antoni Tàpies. As if they were paraphrasing Duchamp’s famous quotation – a guest + a host = a ghost –, the presence of the artists will be similar to a phantom that appears and disappears. Offering the public the possibility of being accidental protagonists in a space dedicated to another edge.
The invited artists are: Jirí Kovanda, Germaine Kruip, Nils Nova, Roman Ondak
Roman Ondak's work is based on a sharp analysis of the small details composing our [...]
We have been thinking very much about how to create an atmosphere of inclusion in our presentations of art so that the visitors will not only look at art but also interact with it. We really do feel that art is a language just like any other that can be used to communicate almost anything. How can we link the idea of a written or printed system to that of a visual artistic language? That is the question that guided us as we conceived this show. We selected artworks that relate to writing, text, or just the idea of putting thoughts onto a surface like paper. And based on these visual references, we created very simple poems , following three basic rules: 1) the first line should have the word “page/s”, 2) the last line should end with “between the lines”, and 3) the syllabic count for the four lines should be 7/7/7/6.
In spite of the rules, the poems are not rigid or sophisticated. Playful, more than profound. Our intention was to create a game that [...]