Dana Tomečková: Footnote on the Temporary Matter II (What Needs to Be in the Air so that I Think About Something and You Will Say It)

We cordially invite you to the exhibition of Dana Tomečková in the Medium gallery.



  • MEDIUM Gallery,

    • Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18, Bratislava


  • Exhibition Opening: 13.7.2023, 18:00

  • Duration: 14.7. – 27.8.2023


Curator: Erik Vilím



How to perceive our world without the glasses put on by the natural sciences? Is the matter just a temporary grouping of particles? Is the void truly empty, or is it filled by something invisible? Is the matter anchored in time, or is time contained in the matter? Does the existence of things depend on our perception, or do things exist even when we cannot see them? What had to happen for something else to happen? What is the relationship between the abstract world of our thoughts and the material reality?


At first glance, the works of Dana Tomečková (*1986, Bratislava) may seem poetically and intuitively developed. Despite the fact that intuition, as well as empathy, form the core of her artistic approach, inside it hides a deep, long-term and focused interest in the abovementioned questions. These at the same time build the main thematic framework for her current and comprehensive artistic project entitled Temporary Matter.


The current body of work at the Medium Gallery, entitled Footnote on the Temporary Matter II (What Needs to Be in the Air so that I Think About Something and You Will Say It), is part of the already mentioned long-term project Temporary Matter. It was (also) created during the artist's three-month residency at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris, with the support of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, the Slovak Institute in Paris and the Cité internationale des arts Paris.


Dana Tomečková (*1986, Bratislava) is a graduate from the studio S+M+L_XL - Metal and Jewellery at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. During her studies she completed a study stay at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She has participated in several residencies in Slovakia and abroad, for example the FKSE residency in Budapest or Schaubmar's Mill in Pezinok.


This project was financially supported by Bratislava Self-Governing Region Council.