The Sky Is Blue in Some Other Way:
A Diagram of a Possible Misreading

The Sky Is Blue in Some Other Way:
A Diagram of a Possible Misreading

Elba Benítez Gallery

Liudvikas Buklys, Blue Rainbow, 2012. Crayon drawing on the wall, variable dimensions.
Courtesy of the artist.
April 22, 2014

The Sky Is Blue in Some Other Way:
A Diagram of a Possible Misreading

25 April–7 June 2014

Opening: 25 April, 20h

Galería Elba Benítez
San Lorenzo, 11
28004 Madrid

T+34 91 308 0468
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The Elba Benitez Gallery is pleased to announce the group show The Sky Is Blue in Some Other Way: A Diagram of a Possible Misreading, curated by Adam Budak, opening on April 25.

The Sky is Blue in Some Other Way: A Diagram of a Possible Misreading 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 performance—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 discontinuity.

In the words of curator Adam Budak, the exhibition charts “how 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 Michał Budny (b. 1976, Poland), Liudvikas Buklys (b. 1984, Lithuania), Thea Djordjadze (b. 1971, Georgia), Mekhitar Garabedian (b. 1977, Syria), István B. Gellér (b. 1946, Hungary), Eva Kotátková (b. 1982, Czech Republic), Mangelos (1921–1987, Serbia), Dóra Maurer (b. 1937, Hungary), Ewa Partum (b. 1945, Poland), Agnieszka Polska (b. 1985, Poland), Jiří Skála (b. 1976, Czech Republic), Natalia Załuska (b. 1984, Poland).

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 is one of the selectors of this year’s prestigious Artes Mundi Award (2014),  and has curated the Estonian Pavilion of Venice Biennial of Art (2013) and co-curated Manifesta 7 (2008).

During the opening on April 25 there will be a performance titled Confrontation Reading: Montage 7 by the Czech artist Jiri Skala, at 21h.

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