NEWS | May 10, 2017
The Olomouc Museum of Art announces an Open Call for artists at the occasion of the exhibition of Jozef Jankovič, one of the most prominent representatives of post-war Slovak art.
National and international artists of all backgrounds and areas are encouraged to apply with their art projects in an electronic form (moving/static image, animation, video, new media).
The application deadline is October 31, 2017.
Recommended areas of artistic projects
1) The topic of the flow of time and the reflection of changes occurring in the society (social-cultural, historic, political factors) in relation to an individual; post-conceptual interpretation (electronic image/video in a synergy with a space, an object, the surrounding environment).
2) An intervention in Jozef Jankovič‘s work freely developing his original morphology within your own artistic expression.
3) The use of processes of the common artistic fields in the area of new media and current technologies (after Jankovič who became one of the pioneers of computer graphics in the Slovak visual art).
All artistic projects will be continuously presented on large screens (aspect ratio 9:16 – vertically installed screen in FULL HD) in the Olomouc Museum of Art lobby (from the moment of their receipt until the end of the exhibition, i.e. 11 February 2018).
On 8 November 2017 (at the occasion of Jozef Jankovič‘s anniversary), a public presentation of selected artistic projects in the form of large-screen projections on the premises of Jankovič‘s exhibition in the Olomouc Museum of Art will be held.
Artists can apply by filling in the Entry Form HERE
Jozef Jankovič belonged to the circle of Bratislava confrontations from the beginning of the 1960s, and he soon won international recognition. The Informel and New Figuration morphology, influences of Pop-Art and the Post-Modernism are captured by Jankovič in a characteristic sculptural approach through which he tells us about the rise and fall of human life, he reflects them on the social level and, with an ironic exaggeration, he touches the existential limits set forth by the life in a post-totalitarian state. He became well-known especially owing to his sculptural group The Victims Warning created in 1967–69 for the Slovak National Uprising Memorial in Banská Bystrica. Besides Jankovičs crucial works from the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s, the exhibition in the Olomouc Museum of Art (12 October 2017 – 11 March 2018) will show examples demonstrating the artists creative thinking in the following years during which grotesque came to the scene as part of the post-modern morphology and it provided a peculiar rendition of a feeling springing from the pursuit of freedom and the absurdity of situations experienced at that time.