What is the form of national identity today? What influence do various symbols exert upon it? Can we positively identify with a nation without nationalistic and xenophobic overlays? The exhibition Eagles & Doves presents works by contemporary Slovak and German artists who respond to these difficult questions with broad perspective, criticism and humour, in a playful and open manner. Contemporary art can be actually a medium of intercultural communication: the encounter, not the clash, of cultures.
Works of Franta and Böhm most frequently involve an attempt to find new contexts and meaning shifts in the classical medium of drawing, exploring its physical limits; they may also, convey thoughts on the wider relationship between image and text structure.
Raising awareness for transformative events within contemporary society, artist Andreas Siekmann has focused on the intrinsic understanding of privatization processes, influences of globalisation, and the displacement of economic responsibility
Ilona Németh: Eastern Sugar (April 13 – July 15, 2018), including works by Jeremy Deller, Harun Farocki, Lonnie Van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan, and the invited project Museum of Sugar curated by Miroslav Eliáš.
The curator Kinga German will talk about the work of the Hungarian artist Szilárd Cseke, whose solo exhibition entitled Fall by the Roadside may be seen in the Kunsthalle LAB space until February 4, 2018.