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© National Gallery of Kosovo, Photo: Enver Bylykbashi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade 2007, photo Wolfgang Thaler
  • © National Gallery of Kosovo, Photo: Enver Bylykbashi
  • © National Gallery of Kosovo, Photo: Enver Bylykbashi
In Stano Filko’s symbolic system, the “White Space” of the 1970s stands as a continuation of an interest in spatial concepts that began in the artist’s earlier works. They demonstrate a tendency to experiment with formal boundaries. From an art-historical point of view, this White Space is astonishing, even disconcerting, on account of the way it reverses established (Western) art values by giving old metaphysical notions a place within the context of a subversive art praxis.

The White Space concept covers a multi-phase, multi-part complex of ideas and works, some of which were made in cooperation with Milos Laky and Ján Zavarsky. One of the accompanying manifestos Emotion. “White Space in a White Space” (1977), postulates an infinite space of “non-physical, pure art and emotion,” whose non-color white represents an absolute. This space stands “above” future, present, and past, and it is “super-cosmic.” In a certain sense, it surpasses all existing spaces and symbolizes a state before the act of artistic creation where everything is open, possible, and not determined.

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  • Artist: Stano Filko
  • Original Title: Biely Priestor v bielom priestore
  • English Title: White Space in a White Space
  • Year: since 1973
  • Material: white canvas banner (floorpiece), 7 white cardboard tubes, 8 white canvas banners, 15 b&w photographs (overpaintings, perforation)
  • Dimensions: dimensions variable
  • Inventory no.: K065
  • Category: installation
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