Publication baptism: When you find it, we'll let you know
Studio vvv (Department of Intermedia, AFAD) invites you to the launch of the publication When you find it, we'll let you know and a public program that will take place on March 23 and 24, 2023 in the premises of the tranzit.sk study.
- Beskydská 3134/12, 811 05 Staré Mesto
Program – Thursday 23.3.2023:
- 13:00 Public lunch (stop by if you feel like it and pass by)
- 16:00 Lecture: Martin Piaček * Calibration of courage (Several examples of ethically debatable works from studio practice)
- 17:00 Performance by students of Atelier vvv following the lecture
Program – Friday 24.3.2023:
- 11:00 a.m. Public brunch (stop by if you feel like it and pass by)
- 14:00 - 16:00 Brief presentation of current students of Studio vvv
- 17:00 Panel discussion with graduates of Studio vvv * moderated by Ivana Rumanová
- 19:00 - 20:30 19:00 - 20:30 Jam session (open to anyone and everyone who wants to play something - bring your instruments, we'll bring them too)
- 20:30 - 22:00 DJ set @seafur
The book When you find it, we'll let you know is a series of interviews between students, graduates and the management of Ateliér vvv. This is a collective, but nevertheless very narrow view of the study and work of the Department of Intermedia at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. Due to the nature of the last semesters, which at this workplace were focused on reflections on the possibilities, conditions and boundaries of art education, we understand this publication as an extension of our internal studio debate, as an extension of the field of work and being of our collective body.
A number of thought-provoking exchanges take place on the surface of four volumes. The first volume is informative, it contains a cross-section of the activities of Atelier vvv since its establishment in August 2018, a picture appendix and a print. The second volume is an abridged version of the conversations our current students had with each other in smaller groups. They spoke freely, but within the framework of topics that we defined in advance. The third volume is an interview with some of our graduates, in which we ask them about ways of sustainably living and creating after finishing their art studies. The fourth volume is our free conversation with the head of the studio, Martin Piaček. This last volume also includes a Slovak translation of the touching letters that Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt exchanged between them in the spring of 1965. We perceive their relevance for this publication in that their main motive is overcoming doubts about one's own work and the meaning of courage and persistence in this process.
About Studio vvv
Atelier vvv (visual – verbal – public) was founded in 2018 by artist and teacher Martin Piaček and graphic designer and artist Dávid Koronczi at the Department of Intermedia at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. Currently, the artist Petra Nela Pučeková works in its management as a project coordinator. Atelier vvv creates an inclusive and stimulating environment in which art is understood as a language, a commentary and an effort to contribute to individual and community shaping of the world. We see art as a useful and important part of life, but we are constantly reminded of its captivating, potential to fascinate, as well as its formal differences from other humanities or creative practices. The word "public" in the name of the studio refers to an orientation towards work that carries solidarity with other, human and non-human, organic and inorganic actors of planetary processes and visions of better organized futures.
Dramaturgy and production:
Dávid Koronczi a Petra Nela Pučeková
The partner of the event is the University of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava and tranzit.sk
The publishing of the publication and the organization of the event were supported from public funds by the Slovak arts council.