Roosters in ÚĽUV Gallery

 

The last exhibition project of ÚĽUV Gallery this year will be the presentation of works of current tinker craftsmen named The Mottled Rooster. The presentation will offer 70 sculptures, wall reliefs, images, utilities, decorations and jewellery assimilations of roosters.

The exhibition Mottled Rooster is a reinstallation project, which was introduced in Považské museum at the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Museum. The Považské museum asked contemporary artisans and craftsmen working with wire to create their own perception of the rooster, which was one of the first museum´s collection items. In the project, 48 tinker masters participated. Craftsmen from Slovakia and Czech Republic prepared a collection of more than 70 interesting objects that are not only presenting their skills and creative ideas, but also justify the current tinker craftsmanship.

 
 


"The first well-known figure displaying a wire rooster on a pedestal is the work of the old tinker master Joseph Kerak from Veľké Rovné. The exhibition Mottled Rooster is a project reminding of the jubilee of the Považské Museum, as well as a tribute to master Joseph Kerak, whose rooster from the 1942 is one of the most beautiful, "says the curator Katarína Hallonová.

The exhibition opening is on Thursday, 18th October at 17.00 in Gallery ÚĽUV, Obchodná 64 in Bratislava. The exhibition will be open to the public from 18th October 2012 to 12th January 2013. Admission is free.

During the exhibition Spotted rooster, visitors can learn more on the tinker technique from craftsman Josef Šabo, who will from Tuesday to Friday, from 14:00 to 18:00 h., present production from wire and provide information on working with this material at The ÚĽUV Gallery Bratislava. Visitors can also try working with wire on a common rooster under his leadership.