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Finissage & Tour with the artist: J. Mitríková & D. Demjanovič - Hexerei im Ostblock

10 Aug 2017

Event times

The tour with the artist Dávid Demjanovic starts at 7.30pm

Cost of entry

Admission free

Galerie Kuchling

Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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Travel Information

  • Subway U5 until station Weberwiese

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We cordially invite you to the finissage of "Hexerei im Ostblock (Witchcraft in the Eastern Bloc)" on the 10th August from 7-11pm. At 7.30pm, Dávid Demjanovič invites you to a GUIDED TOUR through the exhibition. He will answer all your questions about the exhibited artworks.

About

When young pioneers in a Séance question long-dead politicians about the future of the world, when men in suits hover on a tree-trunk through the Tatra, and two other men pile up, piece by piece, the larger than life-sized figure of the Slavic goddess Morena, we’re already up to the necktie in the mystic and fantastical world of the artist-duo Jarmila Mitríková and Dávid Demjanovič. In their wood-burnt paintings and chamotte sculptures, the two Slovaks take on the traditional folk arts of their native country – pyrography and ceramics – and combine them in an original and humorous way with Slavic myths, superstition and cultic motifs from the time of socialism. With a bold postmodern twist, Mitríková and Demjanovič shake not only the often rather staid charm of two traditional art genres, but also present us with the dark magic powers of the Eastern Bloc as eerie, beautiful visions of a past world, whose spell still lingers on today.

Exhibiting artists

Jarmila Mitríková

Dávid Demjanovič

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