821 01 Bratislava
Hours: Wed - Fri 2 - 6pm
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Alex Selmeci & Tomáš Kocka Jusko
Alex Selmeci and Tomáš Kocka Jusko are an artistic duo from Slovakia, now based in Prague, working together since 2017. They are focused on object oriented work, using medium of exhibition to create complex environments and intermedia installations. They mainly work with building and technical materials and their specific identity or poetics, dealing with matters of variability, disassembly, reusability or conservation of things in general and of their own works. They are trying to find an aesthetics which could respond to the accumulation of a great amount of already produced materials. In their most recent work Selmeci and Jusko are interested in various possibilities and distortions of time perception, using their own timeline to create objects with fictional past, which is yet to happen. The timeline acts as a cycle of visions and failures and constant overthinking, and follows also the authors' interest in the mutual impact of fiction on reality and vice versa.
Mikyta's works make reference to the political iconography of socialist mass movements and to the nationalist and religious symbols of Eastern Europe. By means of over‐drawings and collage‐like alienations he "doubles" their seductive aesthetic and exposes the political manipulation of images, the impact of which is still being felt today. Sometimes his interventions, with a pen and often with red paint, are scarcely perceptible, sometimes they are so refined that they give rise to something totally new in terms of both composition and theme. Mikyta usually produces cycles of works which are intended to be hung in groups and conjure up associations with history and personal stories due to their open‐ended correlations.