15 September 2016 - 30 November 2016
Exhibition Slovak Modernism from the Zoya Gallery Collection - Home & World
The Slovak Modernism exhibition from the Zoya Gallery collection, subtitled "Home & World", offers a selection of masterpieces from the exceptional private Zoya Gallery collection in Slovakia. This will be the first time these works are displayed abroad. The term "Slovak modernism" denotes works of art which at the turn of the 20th century responded to West European avant garde and modernist movements, trying to embrace and adapt their styles. On the one hand, Slovak modernism was a significant multicultural phenomenon, while on the other it became a means and an expression of the search for a national identity. The exhibition covers mostly paintings and works on paper by the most prominent figures of Slovak art from the end of the 19th century to the 1940s – the predecessors of modernism (Ladislav Mednyánszký, Dominik Skutecký, Konštantín Kövari-Kačmarik), the representatives of Košice modernism (Anton Jaszusch, Konštantín Bauer, Július Jakoby), those who depicted "the life and myth of the homeland" (Martina Benka, Miloš Alexander Bazovský, Ľudovíta Fulla, Mikuláša Galanda, Imro Weiner-Kráľ), as well as those who were intrigued by the impact of the cataclysms of the past century on the human being (Kolomana Sokol, Cyprián Majerník).