Aug 9, 2017

Afterlife @ Nitra gallery

I curated an exhibition of my students' works at the Nitra gallery called 'Afterlife.'
The Afterlife project presents the current state and a selection of works by students of the Studio of Graphics and Experimental Arts at Department of Fine Arts and Intermedia at the Faculty of Arts at The Technical University of Košice. The studio is currently led by prof. Péter Rónai.
The title refers to the life “after” the artistic profession which awaits the students after they graduate. Nitra Gallery offered them the opportunity to leave the campus premises for a change and create or reinstall their artworks in a new context. The title of the Studio of Graphics and Experimental Arts carries a reference to traditional media, but the artworks created over the last years cannot be categorised as neither graphics nor drawing. They move freely between media, explore technical and formal options of 2D and 3D imagery, respond to current world trends and formulate a statement of their own generation influenced by sub- and pop-cultural impulses, cynicism and miscellaneousness of thinking.

Check out the photos from the opening and the exhibition views here 

May 4, 2017

Ko-shické metro @ GEF

Vlado Beskid curated an exhibition at the Emil Filla Gallery in Ústí n/Labem in the Czech Republic. The exhibition entitled "Ko-Shish Metro" has the ambition to introduce contemporary visual art from Košice - the metropolis of Eastern Slovakia to the audience in Ústí nad Labem. Košice is a home to a specific local art scene, supported and enhanced by the Faculty of Arts of the Technical University  (since 1998). The students and graduates of this new art school form the basis of a strong upcoming generation in Slovakia after 2000. Many of them have established themselves not only in the Slovak but also in the European context.

I created a site-specific installation "Tukabel" where the electric cables come out of a drywall and form a structure that could be both concrete and abstract. @ Berlin Blue Art Space

Zuzana Danková curated a pop-up exhibition called ''. The exhibition presents current works of the Slovak artists, who, in their own various ways, find an inspiration in a traditional Slovak folklore, drawing on its subject matters and technique (needlecraft, pyrography). The artists reinterpret and revive folklore topics and motifs (common life, folk costumes, an ornament, etc.), while adding new meanings and actualizations by their focus on a contemporary social issues. The exhibition presents an image of the relation between the Slovak art and a folklore tradition and a past, while being their critical and even an ironical reevaluation.
The presents selected works of the following artists:
Dávid Demjanovič & Jarmila Mitríková, Ivana Šáteková, Kundy Crew, Jarmila Sabová, Svetlana Fialová.