artists: Ján Šutvay, Pavel Baghy, Lištica (Lucie Lienerová), Kasha Potrohosh
curator: Miroslava Urbanová
Exhibition Haraways´ Kids presents four points of view on the everchanging interfaces of our perception and cognition of the world influenced by the accellaration of technological progress. The artists deal with these updates within the posthuman discourse, in different media, in the good and the bad, on an unstoppable train of the so-called progress of human race. Their works make visible some anachronisms in our thinking about and through technologies, which remain in the language we speak about things and processes as well.
//My Pinterest Vision Board I Have Yet To Manifest// or //Im not needy, BUT…..//
The project deals with coping mechanisms, popular psychology (such as manifesting, affirmations, motivational quotes…), toxic positivity, anxiety; tools for navigating through high pressure societies and expectations. The work puts an emphasis on the topic of care and (dis)comfort through focusing on the word needy, which has become a bad, bad word as it excludes independence and independence is something which Western culture praises. It evokes ambiguous feelings and unease, exposing oneself to possible discomforts or comforts.
Paulina Masevnina and Adam Michálek
Unspoken Letter is inspired by visual and thematic representations of Gaspar Noé, mainly in movies Love, Climax, where Paulina Masevnina with Adam Michálek create an intimate feeling in a seemingly unintimate space. The tension of submission and dominance asserted by the performers is amplified by whoever makes contact with the performance, by simply gazing and recording the visually pleasing yet discomfitingly exposed scenery.
curatorial team: Institut Institut
Exhibition project There, There works with physical space in the mode of virtual space – through conceptualization of the principles of videogames and choreography – to expose ideological influences that interpellate body of the subject. It uses the physical cartography of the place, on the basis of which it builds the choreopolitical system that encourages us to interact as if we were in the open world of the computer game – rpg (role-playing game) simmulation, which one can play endlessly. In comparison to the ordinary videogame are the interactive elements reduced here to a few objects and basic requirements to distinguish the space.
curator: Katarína Poliačiková
Exhibition project Distant Solids is focused on the phenomenon of experiencing the ladscape, perception of various places. After the collective pandemic experience the artist felt a certain intensification/ deepening. This state is covering us with its lethargic mist and with the feeling of idleness. We are deeper in something that we feel with a gret intensity, as flowing water that slowly surrounds our bodies. We are deeper in ourselves. Does this state distort our perception of time? Does it make it slower? If it does, what comes next? Will it accelarate to catch up with the 'universal' time? The artists reflects on the phenomenon of time flowing and being in one place. Her works point to different degrees of sensitivity towards space and the world around us.
The artist symbolically crosses the borders between object, drawing and recording of the action/ performace. By merging the elements of these three media-specific frameworks she produces two-dimensional sculpture of dynamics of the human body with the coal on plasterboard surfaces. The traces of coal are processual, born through the bodily meditation and they remain in the unfinished state intentionally. Seemingly absent body, which is a conceptual key of her works, is made present through imaginary chronological narratives.
MgA. Lucia Horňáková Černayová, MgA. Andrea Kaňkovská
The intention of the project Material Flow is to organize a participatory site-specific installation at the Medium gallery that will take place for fourteen days. The space should be open to visitors and passers-by, who would have the possibility to work, change, document and share the installation. It will be accompanied with two-day-workshop of soft materials with the students of AFAD, led by MgA. Lucia Horňáková Černayová and MgA. Andrea Kaňkovská.
artists: Jan van Toorn (NL), Noortje van Eekelen (NL), Ruben Pater (NL), Francisco Laranjo (UK), METAHAVEN (NL), Noel Douglas (VB), MIekke Gerritzen (NL), Anja Kaiser (DE), Branislav Matis (SK), Barbora Krejčová (SK), Katarína Balážiková (SK), Lenka Hámošová (SK), Lenka Navrátilová (CZ), Lukáš Čeman (SK), Jaroslava Karnokova (SK), Lucia Repašská (SK), Daniel Szabó (SK), Ľubica Segečová (SK), Peter Liška (SK), Boris Meluš (SK), Barbora Demovičová (SK), Aurélia Garová (SK), Deana Kolenčíková (SK), Terézia Denková (SK), Maris Nisu (SK)
curators: Mgr. Art. Katarína Balážiková, ArtD., MDes. Lenka Hámošová
Exhibition with the working title CRIT!CAL DE?IGN is the first exhibition of international critical and engaged desing and visual communication in Slovakia. It introduces critical projects of local and international designers that will be thematically framed by curators after eponymous symposium about critical design, which will take place in May 2022 at the A4 – Priestor súčasnej kultúry in Bratislava.
The exhibition will visualize and explain the context of the critical design, its contemporary position and needs through selected works by graphic designers from critical/speculative/reflective/engaged design and through the Map of terms that will be produced as an outcome of the symposium.
This activity is one of its kind in Slovakia. Not because it represents design as a necessary art discipline, but because it presents design as an advocate for change in the media society.
NOVUM Foundation: Artistic creativity and artificial intelligence
curator: Miroslav Haľák
exhibition concept: Ivan Gerát – Marian Zervan
The exhibition follows the series of exhibitions of awarded artists by NOVUM Foundation, accompanied by a conference, which continue in their inner logics and focus on critical reflection of the particular contemporary problematics of fine arts in historical contexts. It follows and observes the complicated relationships of collaborations, inspirations, tensions and confrontations between the art world and the world of information technologies. The current year focuses on the challenges, which are posed by intense presence of artificial intelligence in our lives and by opening possibilities of mutual communication of two intelligences: human and technological.
Not only (but also) glass
artists: Marta Matejková-Vjatráková, Žofia Dubová, Lucia Dreveniaková, Patrícia Šichmanová, Pavol Barkóci, Filip Plačko, Michal Lacko, Kristína Ligačová, Jozef Gabriš, Katarína Pozórová, Zuzana Kováčiková, Jakub Sojka, Martin Jurík, Pavla Pšenicová, Martin Sedlák, Dávid Kurinec, Patrik Illo, Palo Macho, Milan Opálka
curatorial team: Viera Kleinová, Patrik Illo, Milan Opalka, Palo Macho
Not only (but also) glass follows an exhibition GLASS AFAD PART ONE: DESIGN that took place at the Satalit Gallery in Bratislava in 2021. The creative space of the Studio of Glass is situated on the threshold of art production and design. The assigned tasks during the semester reflect its broad scale: from industrial design, through authorial design to fine arts. The main ambition of the exhibition project is to introduce the most important art projects of the Studio of Glass at the AFAD in the last ten years and to map the development of the studio within the field of fine art.
artists: students and graduates from the Studio of New Aesthetics at the FAMU in Prag
curators: Jen Kratochvil, Hynek Alt
The exhibition presents works from the Studio of New Aesthetics at the FAMU in Prag led by Hynek Alt and Jen Kratochvil. This studio is a part of the Faculty of Photography and focuses on confronting photography and new media which are understood to mean both static and digital images, sound, installations in the context of contemporary art, with an emphasis on the full range of opportunities how to distribute photography and art in the as broad as possible social context. The Studio of New Aesthetics is an environment for sharing, discussing, searching, experimenting and encouraging thinking. The studio Students are encouraged to discover their own themes and to refine their own artistic language using adequate techniques and technologies, however, always with the emphasis on the present, on new challenges and options.
Poster Triennial 2022
Trnava Poster Triennial 2022 (TPT) is the eleventh year of the international competition of the contemporary international poster, which has been held since 1991. The competition is accompanied by an exhibition of finalists and other events. TPT is a highly recognized event and the largest event of its kind in Slovakia. It has substantial responses abroad thanks to its emphasis on a quality cast of international jury and building relationships with significant world designers.
The eleventh year of TPT continues in the tradition after four years, as a spreading pandemic hampered its organization. This year, the Slovak Design Center in Bratislava and the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava joined as official organizers alongside the Ján Koniarek Gallery in Trnava.
The presentation of the posters will take place in the Ján Koniarek Gallery in Trnava – Koppel's Villa, Zelený kríček 3, in the Synagogue – Center for Contemporary Art GJK in Trnava, Halenárska 2, in the Western Slovakian Museum and other exhibition venues in Trnava and Bratislava, among them MEDIUM Gallery.
The grand opening of TPT 2022 is scheduled for November 22, 2022, when the winners will also be announced.
This format of the competition attracts the attention of graphic artists and designers from all over the world, as evidenced by the fact that last year the creators from countries such as China, Japan, Mexico, and Brazil entered the competition and the total number of registered competition posters was 4830.