Do you remember how we met?
Exhibition Do you remember how we met? in Kunsthalle EXT deals with the first meetings and memories of the author and her friends.
Place: Kunsthalle EXT, Námestie SNP 12, Bratislava
Author: Nikola Čižmárová
Curator: Katarína Jankechová
The exhibition consists of an object installation of ashtrays, which stage a place of interactions in a public space. It includes an audio recording describing each of the situations from two angles. Different perspectives are created by selecting certain placeholders. This creates a moment of (in) confession, the intention of which is to evoke in the viewer a sense of awareness of the process of selection, transience and obscurity of memories. The selection of objects is related to them. In some of the first meetings, the common denominators were the ashtrays, which can be understood as clues to memories or places on the three specific streets where the situations took place. Nikola Čižmárová's intention is to create a space for meetings and to arouse in the viewer a spectator of memory, with which she also worked when creating the sound recording.
Nikola Čižmárová (* 1995, Prešov) studied in the years 2015 - 2019 at the Faculty of Arts TU in Košice, in the Studio of Free Creativity 3D Radovan Čerevka and since 2019 master's degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava in the Studio of Intermedia Jana Kapelová and Nina Vidovencova. She has participated in several group exhibitions; Queer, Tabačka Kulturfabrik in Košice (2017), Spacesuit in the Historic Town Hall of Levoča (2018), Interventions in Time at Bojnice Castle (2019). In 2020 she realized a solo exhibition I feel sorry for the house I have never seen in Kalaba in Bratislava. Since 2017, he has been participating in the events of Amnesty International Slovakia within the Living Library.
Katarína Jankechová (* 1996, Piešťany) is studying her first master's degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, Theory and Practice of Contemporary Art, and Aesthetics at Comenius University in Bratislava. In the years 2018 - 2020, she completed an internship at the Čin Čin Gallery in Bratislava. Since 2019 she has been cooperating at the festival of contemporary photography and new media OFF Bratislava as a coordinator. In 2020, she professionally participated in the Openness exhibition at the ARTA Cultural and Creative Center in Piešťany.
Duration: 26 May 2021 - 11 July 2021