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shit that makes you woke
Curator: Tomáš Moravanský
The exhibition refers to the visual language of communication on social networks and the video game narrative method of discovering and connecting individual information in space. A characteristic element in the project is the use of cardboard material as a dominant building element of the exhibition's overall architecture in a combination of drawing and graphic techniques. The work can be understood as an existential and at the same time reflective expression of the state of contemporary visual language and spatial communication from the perspective of memetic (cultural evolutionary) development under the influence of the digital revolution, the rapid development of technologies and internet services
mediated through the lens of the emerging generation.
Curator: Václav Janoščík
The "Bonus Level" series is based on the book Phantasmal Spaces by M. Fuchs, which studies games from the point of view of topography and generally deals with the environment in video games. Describes places that are repeated in games such as cliff, portal, cave, etc. and calls them landscape archetypes of video games. The series presents the levels of a fictional "platformer" or "jumper game", where the player passes through different worlds and collects points and lives. At the MEDIUM gallery, Fajčíková will present the two worlds of one game created so far, namely "Paradise", which represents a forest, and "Avalon", which represents a ruin, directly inspired by the spatial archetypes of video games described in Mathias Fuchs's book "Phantasmal spaces".
UGLY BRNO WORLD TOUR: II
Artists: Risto Ilič, Jakub Polách, Johannes Christian Tröstler
Curator: Barbora Ilič
The project is a continuation of the earlier Ugly Brno exhibition, which took place in New York in 2019. Within it, the collective thematized the issue of gentrification and visual smog in Brno, which it removed from the usual local perspective and presented in a new context. We follow this exhibition with a project that critically reacts to the post-lockdown transformation of the city and questions the role of the graphic designer in this process, which is dealt with by Jakub Polách.
The exhibition Petržalská plaváreň purposefully erodes the stereotyped view of Petržalka as just a socialist rabbit hole and shows it as a vibrant and dynamically developing part of the city, which is changing before our eyes without much notice from the lay and professional public. A diverse mix of new buildings or even whole new streets shows us a completely different face of Petržalka than we are used to. The undeveloped areas of Petržalka have become a kind of playground for investors, where they project their visions and personal taste, often without assessment by the professional public or directly by the residents of the affected locations. In his work, Bielek thematizes these locations in the Bratislava city district.
Curator: Zuzana Jakalová
The exhibition project Bread Holes presents a constellation of newer and older works by Katarína Poliačiková in the curatorial concept of Zuzana Jakalová. At its center are the questions: how to tell stories so that we want to listen to them? How is it possible to (re)create a great history from intimate narratives? The authors met for the first time by the "Fragile Archive" project, with which City Gallery Bratislava celebrated the 60th anniversary of its establishment. The exhibition for the MEDIUM Gallery represents a desire to further develop this dialogue about hidden/intimate histories.
Curator: Jana Babušiaková
The project "Cesta mesta" points out the problem of barrier-free-barrier city. The works open up not only the position of individual overcoming the obstacles, but also a broader social discussion about urban public space, therefore Lednárová does not keep it only for herself, but allows the public to enter it, which she encourages to empathize with their surroundings – insurmountable obstacles for some are often just small inconveniences for others, sometimes not even that. In addition to artistic outputs, such as painting, video, photography, object-installation, an important point of the project are activist interventions in public space, as well as the accompanying program and the educational aspect of the project.
Archivist of Hybrids
Curator: Jana Babušiaková
Ľudmila Machová's previous work, whether it was paintings or objects, explored the boundaries of our environment and materials that were directly created or modified by humans. In her latest works, she pushes the boundaries between the genres used as well as the boundary between natural and unnatural – her works retain the distinct characteristics of painting, but combine them with natural, site-specific materials. They thus become a kind of hybrid, a living organism that resigns itself to differences of material nature.
Dana Tomečková's solo exhibition will present the results of her residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. The author is interested in the permanence and inevitability of the transformation of matter over time and the internal processes of materials, objects, us. The author mainly works with loose materials, creates procedural installations and performative situations tailored to different spaces.
Ján Šicko a Roman Mackovič – pedagogues at the MediaLab and co-authors of the exhibition responsible for the selection of works and its spatial solution
The exhibition will be mapping the previous activities of the MediaLab* laboratory and it will consist of a selection of the best that was created at the MediaLab studio. The scope is quite broad: animation, game projects, video, sound projects, digital applications, video clips, interactive objects and installations, experimental projects. This offers a wide range of works that can be exhibited, from digital ones with output on a screen or projection to tangible three-dimensional works.
The exhibition will be part of a whole, which will form the new MediaLab online web archive*, mapping student projects and also the accompanying printed catalog.
Spaces of energy – energy of spaces
Artists: NOVUM Foundation (selection of awarded finalists)
Curators: Miroslav Haľák – Adrián Kobetič
Exhibition concept: Ivan Gerát – Marian Zervan
The exhibition, which is a continuation of the series of exhibitions of the award-winning authors of the NOVUM Foundation, connected with the conference, continues their internal logic and focuses with the critical reflection of selected current problems of the artistic activities in their historical context. It follows and explores the complicated relationships of cooperation, inspirations, tensions and confrontations between spaces and energies.
Joyful Flame, vol. 2
Joyful Flame, vol. 2 is a working title for a continuation of the eponymous film trilogy and a series of exhibition following the adventures and a self-exploratory journey of a nameless Trans*Vagabond. All individual parts of the work follow an educational, yet poetically narrated interpretation of a gradual revelation of one’s gender identity and a mental and physical transition into one’s true self. Vol. 2 elaborates further on physical manifestations of the work, presenting a new series of drawings, ready made objects and installation elements, framing and expanding spatial presence of otherwise mostly moving-image based work. Besides the film and physical presence, Vol. 2 also offers a series of performances by the artist & their fellow cowbois.
The exhibition takes the audience through the three months that Martin Toldy spent in Paris, in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts. Using the language of photo-video, drawings and installations, he continuously creates an informal diary, recording significant events in Slovak or world history. For him, the present pathos or nostalgia is a language for expressing the post-performative component, when the performance is distributed towards the perception of the surroundings. Individual works do not initiate questions or provide answers. They are a purely artistic archive.
Analog vs. Digital
Artists: Mgr. Art. Žofia Babčanová. Prof. Štefan Klein, Mgr. Art. Peter Baumann
Curator: Mgr. Art. Žofia Babčanová
The exhibition examines the impact of analog and digital technologies on the resulting design. Žofia Babčanová presents the last one, focused on intuitive drawing in virtual reality. Sketching in virtual space allows the author to enter the work and propose a design using a gestural drawing of the body. Peter Baumann explores analog design processes, different materials and surfaces, and the role of the modeler in the design process. Štefan Klein will present the latest design of the locomotive.