reviews

  • Július Koller, Munich Cultural Situation (U.F.O.), 1991. Performance view.

    Július Koller, Munich Cultural Situation (U.F.O.), 1991. Performance view.

    Július Koller

    Kölnischer Kunstverein

    Univerzálne Futurologické Operácie” (Universal Futurological Operations) provided an unprecedented opportunity to get acquainted with the full range of work by Slovakian artist Július Koller. It turned out to be quite a revelation. A singular figure, Koller developed highly sophisticated (and often uncannily funny) conceptual tools to maintain independence in Communist Czechoslovakia, where cultural production was divided into institutional and so-called free art, i.e., the public sphere of official Socialist Realism and the private spaces of, as Koller once named it, a “subjective objectivity

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