A Diagram of a Possible Misreading. A selection of artists, primarily from Central and Eastern Europe, spanning different generations yet grounded in the shared contemporary traditions of abstract, conceptual and minimal art.
The Elba Benitez Gallery is pleased to announce the group show
The Sky Is Blue in Some Other
A Diagram of a Possible Misreading
, curated by Adam Budak, opening on April 25th.
The Sky is Blue in Some Other Way
: A Diagram of a Possible Misre
features a selection of artists, primarily from Central
and Eastern Europe, spanning different generations yet grounded in the shared contemporary traditions of abstract, conceptual
and minimal art. The work on view ranges across a variety of media
including painting, drawing, photography, video and
creating a multi
voiced dialogue between generations, media and local contexts. However, independent of their
geographic origins or chosen medium, the artists in the exhibition share a
critical position toward notions of history, identity and
ideology, while at the same time engaging in a critical reevaluation of the contemporary conditions of displacement and
With: Michał Budny, Liudvikas Buklys, Thea Djordjadze, Mekhitar Garabedian, István B. Gellér, Eva Kotátková, Mangelos, Dóra Maurer, Ewa Partum, Agnieszka Polska, Jiří Skála, Natalia Załuska.
In the words of curator Adam Budak, the exhibition charts “ho w meaning is produced and subsequently deconstructed in a substitutive interplay of figures, images and voices, out of ruptures and folds of time and space or traps of ideological doctrine.”
Artists participating in the exhibition include Micha ł Budny (P oland, 1976), Liudvikas Buklys (Lithuania, 1984), Thea Djordjadze (Georgia, 1971), Mekhitar Garabedian (Syria, 1977), István B. Gellér (Hungary, 1946), Eva Kotátková (Czech Republic, 1982), Mangelos (Serbia, 1921 - 1987), Dóra Maurer (Hungary, 1937), Ewa P artum (Poland, 1945), Agnieszka Polska (Poland, 1985), Ji ř í Skála (Czech Republic, 1976), Natalia Za ł uska (Poland, 1984).
Adam Budak is an independent curator, art critic and writer, currently based in Washington DC. He has been International Curator for Contemporary Art at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Curator for Contemporary art at the Kunsthaus Graz Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz, Austria. Budak has curated the Estonian Pavilion of Venice Biennial of A rt (2013) and co - curated Manifesta 7 (2008). He is one of the selectors of this year's prestigious Artes Mundi Award (2014).
Image: Liudvikas Buklys, Blue Rainbow, 2012. Crayon drawing on the wall, variable dimensions. Courtesy of the artist.
During the opening on April 25th there will be a performance entitled Confrontation Reading: Montage 7 by the Czech artist Jiri Skala, at 21.00 p.m
Elba Benitez Gallery
San Lorenzo, 11 - 28004 Madrid
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