Per aspera ad astra

Site-specific installation of Jozef Pilát ArtD student in studio vvv at the Department of Intermedia and Mária Janušová PhD student at the Department of Theory and History of Art.

Foyer and Atrium of the Jozef Kollár Gallery in Banská Štiavnica

Curator: Mária Janušová

For the Foyer and Atrium of the Jozef Kollár Gallery, Jozef Pilát creates a site-specific multimedia installation called Per aspera ad astra. This Latin term, freely translatable as „through obstacles to the stars“, suggests the symbolism that can be found in Pilát's work: plant motif, thorns, hard manual work, soil work, mining, accentuating the unwanted (waste, weeds). The monumental installation of Jozef Pilát in the Jozef Kollár Gallery will thus be possible to perceive also within the historical context of the Štiavnica region. The curator of the exhibition is Mária Janušová. The exhibition will run until December 5, 2021.

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