Birds and Winds 2
02/02/2018 - 08/03/2018
DSC Gallery, Prague
Rooster as a potent symbol of primary instincts became an attractive topic for Dúbravský having experienced a cockfight in the Philippines, the local fights being some of the most savage in a region where this form of making money persists as a part of the local folklore. The animal genus in general combines prominent bipolar affects, which is projected mainly into symbolic interpretation of its animal characteristics: on the one hand being caring, protective, selfless, signaling danger, seeing the night off as the harbinger of the new day, on the other hand being arrogant, pompous, egocentric, with exaggerated sexuality.
Lucia Gavulova, exhibition curator
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