Scripts of the Shifting Bodies
As the first step towards the planned partnership of Kunsthalle Bratislava and the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (VŠVU), we present this exhibition of diploma works from the Department of Intermedia in VŠVU 2020. Because of the pandemic situation the works displayed here, by students who graduated last year, could not previously be shown to the public.
Artists: Dorota Brázdovičová, Ondřej Houšťava, Matúš Pisarčík, Dušan Prekop, Andrea Rošková
Curator: Lýdia Pribišová
Kunsthalle LAB, Bratislava
These male and female artists share an interest in introspection, the gaze into oneself, via which they are nonetheless attentively observing the world. They are concerned with inter-human convergence or divergence, the alienation or mutability of bodies. Corporality voices itself in their work, as a psychosomatic consequence of functioning in a society saturated with information: a result of our limited attention span and the pressure on us to perform and to work incessantly. To be always available and responding. They seek strategies of adjustment to this situation, ranging from escapism through the naming of taboo phenomena, revolt, contemplation, converting to irony, ritualisation…