February 19, 2015 - Wroclaw Contemporary Museum - Earth and Soft Codes
February 19, 2015

Earth and Soft Codes

Image courtesy Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center.

20 February–4 May 2015

Private view: 20 February, 6pm 

Soft Codes
Conceptual tendencies in Slovak art
20 March–18 May 2015

Private view: 20 March, 6pm

Wrocław Contemporary Museum
pl. Strzegomski 2a
53-681 Wrocław


In Polish, the word “ziemia” may refer to the uppermost layer of the Earth’s crust or it could denote a geographical land; when capitalized, it functions as the proper name of the third planet in the solar system. All these three meanings are reflected in the works featured at the exhibition, which were made between 1958 and today. Thinking about earth in terms of an astrophysical phenomenon or as material (e.g. clay, sand, stone, natural dyes) dates back to the beginning of the practice which we call art. This interest was integral to human history; in the second half of the 20th century it acquired the character of social and political engagement, and thus became the foundation of a new approach to art and the natural environment.

Artists: Paolo Barrile, Jan Chwałczyk, Jarosław Fliciński, Habima Fuchs, Wanda Gołkowska, Igor Grubić, Konrad Jarodzki, Zdzisław Jurkiewicz, Natalia LL, John Latham, Szymon Małecki, Robert Morris, Géza Perneczky, Elżbieta Tejchman  

Curator: Sylwia Serafinowicz

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Soft Codes
Conceptual tendencies in Slovak art
Soft Codes focuses on key tendencies of modern and contemporary art in Slovakia, including concept art and post-conceptual practices in visual arts of the last five decades. Radical changes in the development of Slovak art in the mid-1960s, new non-iconic attitudes, new codes and media are depicted here against complex political and social background before and after 1989. 

Artists: Marko Blažo, Cyril Blažo /Martin Kochan, Petra Feriancová, Stano Filko, Viktor Frešo, Aneta Mona Chisa /Lucia Tkáčová, Jozef Jankovič, Július Koller, Marek Kvetan, Denisa Lehocká, Roman Ondák, Boris Ondreička, Pavla Sceranková, Rudolf Sikora, Dezider Tóth, Jaro Varga, Ján Vasilko, group XYZ

Curator: Dr Vladimir Beskid 

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