After Art, Chimera Project, 2014

After Art
After Art
After Art
After Art
After Art
After Art
After Art
After Art
After Art
After Art
After Art
After Art
After Art
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After Art
Exhibition detail
After Art
2014
Curators: Patrick Urwyler, Mittich Boglárka; Speech: Beke Lászlo
venue: Chimera Project, Budapest, 2014
Chimera-Project’s newly launched InterArt program goes to a second round. The upcoming exhibition, opening on the 3rd of April 2014 7pm, will present works of Stano Masár, a leading post- and neo-conceptual artist in CEE.

For its InterArt program Chimera-Project now curates two sequent exhibitions that examine art about art – art as a self-referential system, that reflects its history, concepts and institutional base.

Stano Masár developed two distinctive strategies of self-reference in his latest works: first, as seen recently in the Kunsthalle in Bratislava (After Art, solo exhibition, 10.12.2013 – 9.1.2014), he uses the manipulation and transformation of the exhibition space as a tool for institutional critique.

Secondly and similar to this approach by manipulating, transforming art-historical masterpieces, he addresses also the art historical canon. By reducing the works to a simple visual language Masárs new interpretations literally clean up with concepts of aura, genius or any other kind of art historical constructs.

The exhibition at Chimera-Project reflects this two strategies by showing two site-specific work made for this exhibition and further more also earlier artworks with art historical references. Among them the famous pictogram series.

Chimera-Project itself is also involved in the problematic dynamics and rules of the art organism. The exhibition of Masár is therefore a challenge and an opportunity to reveal the inner politics of the system and also of our operation: with a peculiar way of installation of Masár’s most characteristic work, we make a strong intervention, which emphasises on almost invisible elements of the art institutions.

Text by Chimera Project, 2014