Virvar’s Residency at Kunsthalle Bratislava is yet another possible format for collaboration and synergy across various forms and media of artistic expressions. After the opening of the first ever space for contemporary dance in Bratislava, entitled S4, Kunsthalle is now once again wrapped in a different guise before the eyes of its visitors. This time with an emphasis on contemporary design with overlaps into the visual arts. And after the Virvar Residency, there will be further transformations, mutations and variations of the institutional space, with the objective and interest to gradually build a community network reaching far beyond the field of contemporary visual art. But more on that later… Now it’s time for Virvar.
VIRVAR (@virvaronline) is the only platform of its kind in our territory comprehensively supporting CS design with full overlap to creative, educational, outreach, marketing and business activities. It stands behind unique projects and brings together a diverse community of talent and people who deserve the attention of the general and professional public in the field of local art and lifestyle. Virvar promotes and addresses the issue of talent on multiple levels to help creatives to get noticed and not only survive, but thrive and evolve further. Since its inception in 2019, the platform has undersigned many successful collaborations and projects, and participated in events such as Fashion Live! and Mercedes Benz Prague Fashion Week, published dozens of expert and analytical texts within the field, currently collaborating on text and image content for Feminity magazine. To this day, it has also produced 31 strictly original fashion editorials- one of them, entitled GINGERBREAD MADONNA, will be the theme of a solo “summer” exhibition at the Slovak National Gallery under the curatorial supervision of its director, Alexandra Kusá. The photomaterial by Jakub Gulyás under the concept and supervision of Virvar is a homage to the work of painter Ľudovít Fulla and also to the genius loci of his Gallery in Ružomberok, which is an autonomously significant solitaire of our world-class architecture.