Matej Gavula’s Promenade in Treskoňová street near Kunsthalle Bratislava is a project focused on the problem of cultivating and conserving public space, with its relatedness to the local population’s cultural memory. The artist’s work traces the consequences of irresponsible interventions, which had no regard to the identity and social context of the architecture and the place. This is a hybrid sculptural project with an implied critical appeal.
Katarzyna Krakowiak’s social acoustic sculpture uses the cathartic power of laughter to unsettle and ridicule patriarchy and discrimination. It expresses solidarity and support for women, whose fundamental rights are ever more frequently denied.
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.
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.
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.