Regular Line (RL) is an international programme for Slovak artists to present their work and collaborate with local artists abroad (Europe, USA). It’s run by the Slovak Art organisation Platform 1-12 (Nastupiste 1-12). Platform 1-12 runs a multimedia space for contemporary art and culture in the underpass beneath the bus station of Topolcany, Slovakia. This unusual, urban gallery space offers to create and exhibit site-specific artworks and sustains dialogue between artists and non-traditional gallery viewers.
Wonderfully, I was selected by Platform 1-12 to take part in a three-week residency program in San Francisco, California. The international collaborative program was then presented by The Laundry SF space and curated by Zuzana Godálová from Platform 1-12, Topoľčany.
Alongside four other Slovak artists and designers I spent three weeks in USA and created a series of drawings called "How to talk to your dog about life in America" that were later exhibited at The Laundry, San Francisco in the Mission District. The collection is a selection ripped off of my drawn diary that I kept during the stay reflecting the Tenderloin district with people living rough next to the apartments with the highest rents in the US, the tech bros pushing out original residents, and the breeze of freshness and realness I encountered in some underground Castro bars.
The show was on from May 13 - May 30 2017
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Laundry SF space in San Francisco