Along with artists such as Roman Ondák, Boris Ondreička and Denisa Lahocká, Cyril Blažo is part of a younger generation of post-conceptual artists, who, over the last decade, have been definitive for an extremely lively and aspiring scene in Slovakia. Cyril Blažos’s art is an art of secondary systems – as the critic Vladko Beskyd puts it: It reaps what it did not sow. Blažo avails himself of a broad spectrum of artistic forms of expression: collage; cut-out; various techniques of printing and copying; as well as the classical media of painting and drawing. Blažos’s conceptions are never a creation out of nothing; they are rather permeated with the societal pool of our visual
archives and medial semantics before congealing into a newly arranged order of images. They pick up on established material, translate the non-relational into new relations, manipulate found imagery with minimal interference and additions, or are satisfied with a mere enlargement or turn of an existing image. On the whole, Cyril Blažo pursues in his work a micro-politics of minimal aesthetic interventions, wrestling back from the stereotypical hallmark of the media the laughing third party’s ethical space of freedom. In cooperation with Kunstverein München presents Cyril Blažo`s first extensive solo show combining works from the last 15 years.

There were lectures dealing with contextualization of Bratislava and Czechoslovakia / Slovakia with Vít Havránek, Boris Ondreička, Mária Rišková, Laco Teren and others organized by in the frame of the exhibition.

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