The combination of the word “tasting” and the letter “V” in the title of the exhibition is intended to indicate that it is a wine tasting on which the entire work of Lukáš Matejka and Štefan Oliš is based. The work itself consists of happening – classic wine tasting. The work responds directly to the functioning of openings and similar events – to elitism in art. Why do people go to the opening? The vernissage is the grand opening of the exhibition, which is usually associated with an art program and refreshments. In these circumstances, people hear the opening speech. Then they are happy to engage in discussions with friends and refreshments already mentioned… The exhibition itself and art often fall into the background. So why wouldn’t wine tasting alone be art?
November 19, 2019, 17:00, M. A. Bazovský Gallery, Trenčín
“Tasting V” consists of a short event, a classic wine tasting in the gallery space. It is a public evaluation of wine made available to the general public. Appropriation or appropriation of the event – wine tasting as an artistic activity. The staged event reconstructs real, live tasting in real time and space and in direct interaction with visitors to the Trenčín M. A. Bazovský Gallery.