The director of Kunsthalle Bratislava Jen Kratochvil has resigned from his position effective from the date 15.01.2024 and our economic director Denisa Zlata has temporarily stepped in as a statutory representative.

Today (16.01.2024) it has been communicated to us from the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, that the financing of our artistic and educational program for the year 2024, which had been prepared by our internal and external curators, has been revoked.

We stand at a point where the experienced, respected, professionals, scholars, artists, pedagogues, curators, and cultural workers are facing accusations of propagating values that are “putting the future of children in Slovakia in jeopardy”.

We are disturbed by the current steps that the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic has taken, and we have strong reasons to worry about the independence and freedom of this national institution.

Regardless, we continue to stand proudly with the values we promoted that were presented in our program, and with everyone we have collaborated with, we cherish every one of our visitors who showed us support.