Opening January 24, 2017 5 pm
House of Fine Arts Dum Umeni, Ostrava
Jurečkova 1750/9, 702 00 Moravská Ostrava a Přívoz, Czech republic
Making Windows Where There Were Once Walls is the first public exhibition focused solely on the international part of Robert Runtak’s collection. Curated by Jane Neal, the exhibition endeavours to present common themes which occur within the body of work that Runtak has been inspired to collect. Notwithstanding this, the show seeks to highlight two very particular threads which weave together throughout the exhibition: an acute awareness of the individual amidst the changing nature of contempo-rary society, and a uniquely artistic understanding and appreciation of the power of the human spirit. It is these threads which hold the essence of the works in the collection and reveal the collector’s own personal relationship to art and to its standing within society today. We live in a time of great change and political upheaval throughout the world. The artists of this exhibition include Radu Baies (1988), Tilo Baumgartel (1972), Giampaolo Bertozzi (1957), Norbert Bisky (1970), Zsolt Bodoni (1975), Alin Bozbiciu (1989), Cornel Brudascu (1937), Jonas Burgert (1969), Stefano Dal Monte Casoni (1961), Dinos Chapman (1962), Jake Chapman (1966), Kis Roka Csaba (1981), Martin Eder (1968), Tim Eitel (1971), Oana Farcas (1981), Robert Fekete (1987), Michael Kunze (1961), Haruko Maeda (1983), Marin Majic (1979), Justin Mortimer (1970), Leopold Rabus (1977), Daniel Richter (1962), Serban Savu (1978), George Shaw (1966), Mircea Suciu (1978), Attila Szucs (1967), Alexander Tinei (1967), Szabolcs Veres (1983), Caroline Walker (1982), Jonathan Wateridge (1972), Craig Wylie (1973).