This exhibition maps the childhood of 25 artists, a singular theme which has not been addressed hitherto in the Slovak context. The exhibition aims to illuminate the artist’s personal story and his/her childhood, as a period which plays an important part in the later life and profession.
Questo Anonimato E’ Sovversivo / This Anonymity is Subversive is a project by Ruben Montini. It consists on a journey through every single Country of the European Union that the artist carries out together with photographer Ela Bialkowska.
The square functions as a petri dish of multilayered social encounters and interactions. Almost as a strangely premeditated, carefully constructed meticulously and precisely choreographed and timed experiment. Even though it all seems to be happening naturally.
Do You Remember How We Met? is an artwork concerned with the first meetings and memories of the artist and her friends. It consists of an object installation of ashtrays, as a dramatic evocation of the place where people interacted in public space. Part of the work is a sound recording, describing each of the situations from two points of view.
The solo exhibition project for Kunsthalle Bratislava reflects Igor Eškinja’s interest in changing the narratives of the exhibition space and taking the specifics of the exhibition space as a main premise in the project.
As the first step towards the planned partnership of Kunsthalle Bratislava and the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (VŠVU), we present this exhibition of diploma works from the Department of Intermedia in VŠVU 2020. Because of the pandemic situation the works displayed here, by students who graduated last year, could not previously be shown to the public.
In her performance and video installation Stories of the Inflamed Head, Dorota Brázdovičová focused on the impact of information overload in post-digital society and its influence on psychic and physical health.
The Italian duo Grossi Maglioni (Francesca Grossi, Vera Maglioni), whose exhibition Beast Mother is currently taking place at Kunsthalle LAB, will present their work in a talk with the curator of Kunsthalle Bratislava, Lýdia Pribišová.
Beast Mother is a project focusing on the examination of motherhood, maternal care, and its transformative potential. Its pivotal point is the figure of the mother with instinctive wild qualities, who guards her children and in the course of this action becomes a figure of frightfulness.
After twenty years, Roman Ondak invites us to experience a reinstallation of his cult work SK Parking, a constellation of seven Škoda cars parked in a dead-end street beside Kunsthalle Bratislava. He invites us to think about the questions: in what way is this work, and on this very street, still topical today? Is there actually a still-existing abyss between East and West, which continues to remain a component of our geographical space; or ultimately, in fact, does it mirror the state of the building in front of which the work appears, and indeed of certain institutions within it?
New videos about Slovak visual artists
A series of new video profiles about artists, created for the online database of contemporary Slovak visual art ARTBASE, brings interviews with Oto Hudec, Ilona Németh, Dorota Sadovská, Jaroslav Kyša, Tomáš Rafa and Stano Masár.