The exhibition of eight pedagogues from the Department of Textiles at AFAD presents various positions in their work.

Pistori palace, Štefánikova 25, Bratislava

Exhibiting artists: Cepková, Fulková, Gerbocová, Ondrejičková, Peuch, Rothenstein, Sabova, Sebekova
Curators: Katarína Hubová, Adriena Pekárová
Organizer: Department of Textile Design, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava
Graphic Design: Ondrej Gavalda

Eight textile artists, who are also teachers of the Department of Textile Design at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, present their latest freelance work. The exhibition provides an opportunity to meet the creative personalities who create the focus of the three studios of the department - the Studio of Fashion Design, the Studio of Textile Creation in Space and the Studio of Textile Design.

An independent textile department, focusing on the artistic textile and textile industries, was established at the AFAD as early as 1976, but the development of this area of ​​education at the AFAD did not occur until the post-revolutionary 1990s. The three studios, which were gradually established, reflect the dynamics of the development of our society and its cultural needs. The studio of textile creation in space is focused on free creation in the medium of textiles as an independent artistic discipline. Textile and fashion design studios are more closely linked to lifestyle and industry needs. All studios, actively responding to new stimuli of science and technology, are open to experimentation and crossing disciplines.

The exhibition collection consists of more than 50 works - tapestries, curtains, clothing and clothing accessories, textile objects, assemblages and textile design. The works represent a wide range of personal concepts of creation using classical techniques and modern technologies and experimentation with materials and procedures.

Exhibiting authors:

Blanka Cepková

head of the Studio of Textile Creation in Space

Tapestries, two-war jacquard fabrics, hand-woven on digital backpacks, and objects created by her own technology are inspired by research expeditions to unexplored countries in the 19th century, which returned with drawings and specimens of unknown plants. They stimulated the imagination and the desire to know the perfection of the world and the meaning of life. The author's paradise garden is filled with mysterious plants woven on tapestries or preserved as rare relics in glass boxes.

Mária Fulková

head of the Textile Design Studio

She deals with textile memory. In her latest work, she works with texts that she cuts into textile material. She does not move the story, but expresses timeless moral imperatives. It is an urgent reminder of the positive values ​​that are lost in the flood of negative concepts and narratives in today's society.

Beáta Gerbócová

assistant professor, teaches Digital Jacquard Design.

Works with author-designed and digitally woven fabrics. Her clothes - objects are a personification - whether the literary character of the Master from the novel The Master and Margaret, or an unknown man, lost in time and space. By creating, applying and combining layers, she creates emotional 3D equivalents of magical stories. In tapestries, she pushes memories into dream space through photographic moments.

Ingrid Ondrejičková

assistant, teaches historical textile techniques and textile technologies.

In 2021, under the guidance of the Japanese artist Kazue Yoshikawa, she became acquainted with the traditional textile technique of Japanese sashiko quilting, which was created as a combination of several layers of textile with the function of insulation, in the basic blue-white color. In the exhibited works, she focuses on the geometric repeating element as a pattern on the fabric.

Barbora Peuch

Head of the Fashion Design Preparation Studio

Author's clothes are created for the urban "street" person. The predominantly black coloration gives the wearer anonymity and freedom in unobserved movement. Communication with the outside world is replaced by the placement of snippets of texts on clothing, which express the author's critical attitude towards a society of which she does not always want to be a part.

Karina Rothenstein Kolčáková

Head of the Textile Preparatory Course

The motivation of her textile curtain, created by digital printing, is the enchantment and spontaneity and imagination of children's drawings, unencumbered by the rules of depicting reality. She considers their captivating imperfection to be perfect for the richness of the inner world that they reveal. The author transformed the specific children's drawing of her daughter in color and shape.

Júlia Sabová

Head of the Department of Textile Design and Head of the Fashion Design Studio

She presents clothing accessories and a collection of objects and assemblages. Wooden molds (Concave) serve as a tool for shaping hats. What is hidden inside them shapes what is on the surface. The multi-layered memories and experiences enclosed in these forms are transformed into seemingly simple headgear (Convex). The contrast of multiplicity and simplicity is basically a correlation between concave and convex, between the wealth of the survivor and creation.

Zuzana Šebeková

head of the Preparatory Studio of Textile Design

The exhibited textiles are an example of patterns generated from initial experiments of printing research with mordants, tannins and natural dyes from local seasonal sources. By layering and changing the order of application and fixation of individual printing pastes, it is possible to achieve different color shades and build a specific color chart.

Prof. Júlia Sabová 0905 298 786 sabova@vsvu.sk