Global History of Art, 2006

Global History of Art
Global History of Art
Global History of Art
Global History of Art
Global History of Art
Global History of Art
Global History of Art
Exhibition detail
Global History of Art
2006
Curator: Juraj Čarný
Venue: SPACE Gallery, Bratislava (SK)
During the exhibition The Global History of Art installed in the Gallery Space for Contemporary Arts (Bratislava) there are presented works of the most significant personalities of the world-wide and Slovak history of fine arts. In the space of ex – bunker there are concentrated the most popular art works from the Renaissance, the Baroque to the Contemporary Art. A young artist Stano Masár in his project transformed in the way of the simple icons the famous works of the 54 most known artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt or Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Koshuth. The strategy of Stano Masár is based on the conjunction of the citation of the popular art work and the idea of “global” – generalization, uniformity, schemes which are characteristic for the common popular perception of the history of art. Author with the sense of humour and a little bit of criticism tried to show and define Euro –American space-time of the established and universal history of art, a schematic view of it. He used the examples of the visually preferred works which we can find in every encyclopaedia of the fine arts. Stano Masár unified the general known works to the uniform language which compresses the most significant features of them. The interesting idea of his project is reconversion of all the important works, from the Renaissance to the Contemporary Young Art, to the same level which implicates the same importance in the history of art. The author has been working on this project since 2004.One part of the exhibition is dedicated to the Slovak Art of 20th century from the Slovak Modern Art to the contemporary young scene. Stano Masár (1971) worked with simple signal symbols of communication and navigation also in the past, for example in the year 2000 in the installation named The New Ways in the old industrial fabric hall he used the painting of the zebra crossing in the unusual space situation. In the contemporary project The Global History of Art he interpreted works of these world famous artists: Sandro Botticelli, Antonello da Messina, Pieter Bruegel, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarotti, Rafael, Giorgione, Jusepe Ribera, Georges de Latour, Annibale Carraci, Diego Velazquez, Rembrandt van Rijn, Fragonard, Francois Boucher, Jacques – Louis David, Francisco de Goya, Caspar David Friedrich, James Whistler, William Turner, Eugéne Delacroix, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne, Edvard Munch, Marcel Duchamp, Giorgio de Chirico, Georgia O‘Keeffe, Joan Miró, René Magritte, Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Mark Rothko, Francis Bacon, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, Joseph Beuys, Joseph Kosuth, Carl André, Robert Smithson, Walter de Maria, Christo, Damien Hirst. From the Slovak history of art the was interested in works of Ladislav Medňanský, Martin Benka, Gustáv Mallý, Edmund Gwerk, Janko Alexy, Miloš Bazovský, Ľudovít Fulla, Mikuláš Galanda, Koloman Sokol, Imro Weiner – Kráľ, Július Jakoby, Cyprián Majerník, Peter Matejka, Jozef Kostka, Ladislav Guderna, Ernst Špitz, Rudolf Uher, Milan Laluha, Marián Čunderlík, Rudolf Fila, Milan Paštéka, Karol Baron, Július Koller, Peter Bartoš, Stanislav Filko, Miloš Laky, Ján Zavarský, Vladimír Popovič, Jozef Jankovič, Alex Mlynarčík, Ivan Štěpán, Juraj Meliš, Jana Želibská, Mária Bartuszová, Juraj Bartusz, Michal Kern, Rudolf Sikora, Vladimír Kordoš, Otis Laubert, Matej Krén, Ľubomír Ďurček, Dezider Tóth, Milan Bočkay, Peter Meluzin, Ladislav Čarný, Daniel Fischer, Ladislav Pagáč, Milan Pagáč, Viktor Oravec, Igor Kalný, Peter Rónai, Laco Teren, Ivan Csudai, Roman Ondák, Boris Ondreička, Ilona Németh, Dorota Sadovská, Marko Blažo, Marek Kvetán, Aneta Mona Chisa a Erik Binder. Juraj Čarný