Exhibition

Jarmila Mitríková & Dávid Demjanovič – Hexerei im Ostblock // Witchcraft in the Eastern Bloc

7 Jul 2017 – 11 Aug 2017

Galerie Kuchling

Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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  • Subway U5 until station Weberwiese

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When pioneers question long-dead politicians about the world's future and when men in suits hover on a tree-trunk through the Tatra, we’re already up to the necktie in the mystic world of the artist-duo Jarmila Mitríková and Dávid Demjanovič.

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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

Dávid Demjanovič

Jarmila Mitríková

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