The studio of intermedia invites you to a lecture of one of the most important artists in the field of performance art in the Netherlands, Peter Baren on October 19. *** We invite you also to a live performance by Peter Baren on 26/10/2023 at 6 p.m. in SNG


  • AFAD, Studio of intermedia, room 271, Drotárska cesta 44

    • October 19, 2023,  10 - 12:00 a.m.



*The artist will be introduced by curator Lucia Gregorová Stach.

**The lecture is held in cooperation with the Slovak National Gallery.


Peter Baren:


Baren is considered one of the most prominent artists in the field of performance art in the Netherlands /
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

His work is often collaborative; in an early period he worked with artist Stuart Sherman / criminologist / poet Koos Dalstar and dancer / choreographer Truus Bronkhorst

In 1989 Baren was a recipient of the PRIX DE ROME Art & Theatre.

The involvement of the audience is triggered by mobilizing all the senses. It cannot and should not be that the spectators leave the location unmoved. A performance by Peter Baren is not a visual spectacle, but an emotional experience / Rob Perree.

Baren refers to his site specific performances as temporary explorations / exploitations. revolving around the history of mankind, cultural objects and space. Many of Baren’s pieces commemorate the notion of ritual and the way it functions in various socio cultural contexts. This is conveyed in his art through the use of concepts of otherness and both ancient and contemporary cultures in works that also employ body art techniques although in minimalist settings constructed with historical props.

PETER BAREN Blind Dates With The History Of Mankind Performances 1980-2013, the monography, was presented during STAGE IT! Series of presentations on performance art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, May 2014.

The upcoming performance at Slovak National Gallery THE WeighT OF LOVE [THIS UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS] is part of Blind Dates With The History Of Mankind (2013 present), as a multi sensory work, searches for a common ground between sensual bewilderment and  operational suffering, challenging the constructed nature of our ideas on progress, identity and memory, derived from our  social - cultural circumstances and exceeds territories.


Performance of Peter Baren on October 26 at 6 p.m.

is specially designed for the newly opened SNG building and for the gradually closing inaugural project of twelve exhibition situations Prologue - 12 colors of reality.




We look forward to seeing You!