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Marek Kvetan
(Slovakia)

Born in 1976 in Bratislava, Slovakia
Lives in Bratislava
www.kvetan.net

Plates. 2009. Installation. 240 × 30 × 30 cm. Courtesy: the artist

Since the late 1990s, Marek Kvetan has been working in the media of computer art, video installation, public art; his approach is experimental—he uses his own computer programs and modifies electronic data in various forms (photographs, websites, movies) as raw material for re-coding, reorganizing or modifying into new forms. He caught attention of curators and art critics by using his favorite technique of deleting information content from images we consciously or even subconsciously perceive on a daily basis, and vice versa, combining visual material from well-known movies into one image. In recent years he is focused on creating objects and installations based on a more sculptural and conceptual approach. A light social undertone and contemporary irony often resonates from these pieces. Plates is an installation with an immediate effect of certain instability and when placed in an exhibition space, the viewer may want to avoid it. The sense of a postminimalist sculptural object is underlined by strong social contexts, very typical to Central and Eastern European contemporary art.

Katarina Müllerovâ

Projects
July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.