press release

The concept of the First Investment Group collection is based on the fact that the 60’s were a period when Slovak fine arts reached the quality comparable with the European one thanks to production of many strong figures cooperating with each other in the pulsing stage full of plurality.

Representatives of fine arts of the 60’s created unofficial art stage through their activities. Authors of younger generations were joining them step by step in the course of the 70’s and the 80’s.

The period between the 60’s and the current period is represented in the collection by authors who contributed to tear-down of the socialist realism barriers when they were young. These include works by Milan Paštéka, Andrej Barčík, Jozef Jankovič, Marián Čurdenlík, Rudolf Fila, and Andrej Rudavský, works by artists inclining to geometry in their artistic expression, such as Rudolf Uher, Alois Klíma, Tamara Klímová, Milan Dobeš, Miloš Urbásek, Marie Bartuszová, Juraj Bartusz, Danuta Binderová, Pavel Binder, Anastázie Miertušová, and Štefan Bělohradský. Alex Mlynařík, Stanislav Filko, Vladimír Popovič, Jana Želivská, Július Koller, Petr Bartoš, Rudolf Sikora, Juraj Meliš, Vladimír Havrilla, Dezider Tóith and Michal Kern are among those authors whose works go beyond limits of traditional fine arts media – they moved pictures and sculptures towards action, happening, environment, and celebration. They opened a possibility of an authentic expression without any limitations by material determinateness of a fine arts work as such for Slovak fine arts. In the course of the 70’s and the 80’s, they were joined in their efforts by Petr Ronai, Petr Meluzín, Vladimír Kordoš, Viktor Oravec, and Milan Pagáč. However, the collection shows, for logical reasons, their work in the opposite swerve, it shows their works of material nature. Other artists, for example Klára Bočkayová, Milan Bočkay, Marián Mudroch, Daniel Fischer, and Marián Meško and younger authors Simona Bubáková-Tauchmanová, Ivan Csudai, Laco Tern, and Marti Knut helped rehabilitate a painting in our fine arts environment in the era of consolidation and perestroika. Anna Daučíková, Marie Balážová, Patrik Kovačovský and Milan Tittel wittingly built on the avant-garde heritage, each of them in his/her own way. Most of the above listed artists formed directly non-official Slovak fine arts stage in the 70’s and the 80’s.

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Slovak Contemporary Art
Exhibition from the First Slovak Investment Group collection.

mit Marian Curdenlik, Stefan Belohradsky, Maria Balazova, Andrej Barcik, Petr Bartos, Juraj Bartusz, Maria Bartuszova, Pavel Binder, Danuta Binderova, Milan Bockay, Klara Bockayova, Simona Bubakova-Tauchmanova, Ivan Csudai, Anna Daucikova, Milan Dobes, Rudolf Fila, Stano Filko, Daniel Fischer, Vladimir Havrilla, Jozef Jankovic, Michal Kern, Alois Klima, Tamara Klimova, Martin Knut, Julius Koller, Vladimir Kordos, Patrik Kovacovsky, Juraj Melis, Peter Meluzin, Marian Mesko, Anastazie Miertusova, Alex Mlynarcik, Marian Mudroch, Viktor Oravec, Milan Pagac, Milan Pasteka, Vladimir Popovic, Peter Ronai, Andrej Rudavsky, Rudolf Sikora, Laco Teren, Milan Tittel, Dezider Toth, Rudolf Uher, Milos Urbasek, Jana Zelibska