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  • View of “Svätopluk Mikyta,” 2014. From left: Pomoderna I, 2014; Pomoderna II, 2014; Face, 2013.

    Svätopluk Mikyta

    Polansky Gallery

    Slovakian artist Svätopluk Mikyta is best known for his engagement with the topic of collective memory, appropriating and manipulating imagery derived mainly from the history of Communist Eastern Europe. The countless book and magazine clippings that are the point of departure for his complex, frequently decorative installations and compositions of found and manipulated archival photographs, as in his recent exhibition “Pomoderna and seven monochroms,” are usually taken from accounts of organized collective gatherings of the Soviet period. Intervening with red paint or pencil drawing on the

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