30.4.2021 - 19.5.2021

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Scripts of the Shifting Bodies

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.
11.3.2021 - 25.4.2021

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GROSSI MAGLIONI: Beast Mother

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.
27.1.2021 - 14.3.2021

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ROMAN ONDAK: SK Parking

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?
12.11.2020 - 28.2.2021

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RADOVAN ČEREVKA: Building a Real Body

The Kunsthalle LAB exhibition showcases the newest body of work of Košice-based artist — Radovan Čerevka (*1980). The current cycle of the artist arranged as a total environment in space focuses on the cult of the body and can also be interpreted as a dystopic post-human vision and is manifested as an interconnected large-scale installation.
5.8.2020 - 31.1.2021

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NA HRANE / AT THE LIMIT / AM LIMIT

The exhibition NA HRANE / AT THE LIMIT / AM LIMIT explores borders and experiences associated with borderline situations through the background of works by 16 authors from six countries. Through the selection of artworks, the curators of the exhibition refer either to personal boundary experiences or to transgressive conditions created on the basis of certain artistic strategies or approaches. Borders mark an inside and an outside, they are form building contours for existential facts. Borders are dynamic and therefore never final, only death constitutes an ultimate border.
17.8.2020 - 17.1.2021

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FRANCISCO KLINGER CARVALHO

Another art work of the extended exhibition space in Kunsthalle Bratislava — Kunsthalle EXT — is the object by the Brazilian artist Francisco Klinger Carvalho, that is a part of the exhibition NA HRANE / AT THE LIMIT / AM LIMIT. The abbreviation "EXT" stands for the exterior, extension or exit, and it covers objects and installations, as well as other works of art intended for public space at Treskoňova ulica.
16.11.2019 - 5.7.2020

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RUDOLF SIKORA: Exclamation Mark (1974-2020)

Kunsthalle Bratislava welcomes the transformation of the public space in its immediate vicinity on Treskoňova Street where it plans to implement outdoor exhibition activities under the new brand "Kunsthalle EXT". The abbreviation "EXT" stands for the exterior, extension or exit, and it will mainly cover objects and installations, as well as other works of art intended for public spaces. The pilot artwork to kick off the new dramaturgy of this extended exhibition space in Kunsthalle Bratislava is the "signaling" object by Rudolf Sikora - Exclamation Mark.
5.3.2020 - 3.7.2020

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EMÍLIA RIGOVÁ: Čohaňi z Koni Ajlend. After Bári Raklóri

The social and personal message of the exhibition is clearly readable. Emília Rigová works with a reconstruction of cultural history and with the actuality of her own I; with the erased history of the Roma diaspora and the actual identity of a young woman – intellectual, artist, feminist. The format of the museum of art, adopted for her paradoxical “display” of paintings, encompasses a critical revision of the western history of art and culture.
22.11.2019 - 3.7.2020

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THE POWER OF THE POWERLESS

November 1989 is an important political turning-point in the Slovak modern history, which has also essentially influenced the status of art in society. The newly-acquired freedom of expression enabled artists not only to present their works in public but also to express critical opinions. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the November events Kunsthalle Bratislava has prepared The Power of the Powerless, an exhibition focused on art that critically reflects on social problems in the Slovak and Czech context.
22.11.2019 - 16.2.2020

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DEIDI VON SCHAEWEN: Wrapped City

This artist’s work focuses mainly on the photography of architecture, and she is one of the most compelling photographers active on the international scene. In Kunsthalle LAB she will present a monumental wall with photo collages entitled Wrapped City.
27.9.2019 - 3.11.2019

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PLASTIQUE FANTASTIQUE: The Right Pill

The Right Pill is a project dealing with the uprising nationalism and xenophobia within the western counties as well as with the increasing ignorance in our society. The European history is full of examples of people having to leave their native lands to escape war and misery. Nowadays many immigrants set o on their odyssey until they get stuck. If they are rescued, they mostly get a space blanket as a first aid for immediate thermal relief. Since a few years in Berlin people started to use space blankets in demonstrations to protest against the upcoming fascism.
12.7.2019 - 6.10.2019

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ORIENT2

Orient2 is a meditation on East European identity. The exhibition finds a unifying aspect in this ambiguous region: a contradictory but also complementary self-underestimation, and a simultaneous arrogance. These are two definitional positions of the region’s wounded identity. Suggesting that a suppressed inferiority complex is a possible reason for the recent upsurge of nationalism and non-democratic tendencies in Eastern Europe, the exhibition asks whether the failure in constituting and performing Eastern European identities, if it were accepted, could not be turned into a virtue.

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