Show Me a Hero
Participating artists: Zsolt Bodoni, Adrian Ghenie, Vitaly Pushnitsky, Peter Sudar, Serban Savu and Alexander Tinei
In this exhibition Jane Neal considers the notion of the hero through the work of painters Zsolt Bodoni, Adrian Ghenie, Vitaly Pushnitsky, Peter Sudar, Serban Savu and Alexander Tinei.
The show considers the impact of the notion of the hero, and the influences of social realism, cinema and documentary on the work of the participating artists.
The exhibition also reflects Neal’s growing interest in contemporary painting by young Russian and Eastern European artists and investigates critic Mihnea Mircan’s notion that the events surrounding and post the “fall of the iron curtain”, left an entire generation, “allergic to Utopia”.
Curated by Jane Neal.
Times and Dates
26 June – 2 August 2009