UFO - Galeria Ganek / Demonstrative Cultural Situation 1 & 2 (U.F.O) / Up and Down (The Cultural Situation) | Július Koller [sk]
UFO - Galeria Ganek / Demonstrative Cultural Situation 1 & 2
(U.F.O) / Up and Down (The Cultural Situation)
Július Koller [sk]
Drawings, photographs, manifesto, 1984-1996
Cluster "Visionary Lives, Fictionalised Selves / Fictionalising Oneself"
Július Koller's work U.F.O Gallery Ganek is a fictive contemporary art
gallery that he founded and directed from 1971 to 1989. Placed on the
flat surface of the Ganek peak in the High Tatras Mountains Slovakia,
the U.F.O Gallery Ganek should be, according to the artist, "a
hard accessible fictive location for a thought communication of myself
and other earthmen with the unknown cosmic world. With its 'high'
location, it symbolized an encounter of the earthly with the unearthly
(the Earth and the Cosmos). The natural high-mountain environment
become a psychological cultural space – a medium (between the Earth
and the Heaven) where a new artistic thinking can shoot up."
He put together a group of people, climbers, theoricians, and artists, and created a board with comitees to determine the program of the gallery. In his drawings one can also find some recurrent elements – the fact that the artist is the link between the far past and a very far and unknow future.