Opening: 15.3.2018 at 6pm
Duration of exhibition: 16.3. - 1.4.2018
Artists: students from 19 universities from 14 countries: Elias Toner, Isabel Rumble, Takuro Yokoo, Frank Furtschegger (KNARF), Victoria Vinogradova, Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed, Katya Krauchanka, Ana Lucia Calzavara, Marina Zilbersztejn, Huang Mengzhu, Yin Yuan, Bin Huang, Xingbing Pang, Marco Stanke, Aron Herdrich, Ieva Jakušonoka, Eszter Bocsi, Kiss Botond, Jessie Hopkins, Michele Hetherington, Cristiano Rizzo, Virginia Dal Magro, Kanami Hano, Kei Imai, Koyomi Horioka, Fernando Saiki, Shiori Ichikawa, Shoko Osugi, Simone Philippou, Sosuke Ueta, Yukiko Kishi, Beata Filipowicz, Gabriela Gorączko, Pavol Truben, Heidi Mielke, Lisa Linossi, Bianca Barandun, James Jessiman, Alexandra Wollins, Margaret Stage, Mia Mendoza, Taylor Leighton, Anna Joo, Joleen Unas, Katlyn Sutherland, Sven Ingmar Thies
Curator: Kateřina Makar Vaclavková
“In Art History we find stories of perfect masterpieces created through genius, however all artists know, that frequently real exceptional works are created more through mistakes than through great success. The printing of digital works is a complicated process, which offers a huge amount of opportunities for defects and mistakes. Every artist, which is part of this exhibition share this experience and show their works, which were made through the inspiration of errors. We decided on the name of the project ‘Zureta’ because a mistakenly aligned graphic canvas can be the inspiration for a new piece of work.” (cited from a press release from the exhibition Zureta in Tokyo, which took place in May 2017)
The project Zureta (from the Japanese term “error in print”) began as a small note from a Japanese student who was in Vienna for an exchange programme. She noticed that the reactions to defects in graphics are entirely different in the Central European environment than in her home country. Graphical errors are not unusual; it happens often that there will be some reversal or error during a demanding process. Although the interesting point is how the author deals with the situation. In some people this may mean starting afresh, some may rework the mistake, mask their error, and others work conscious of making mistakes.
The aim of the Zureta project was to explore the background of the phenomenon. That is why they created this cooperation between schools across the globe, with students from different backgrounds sending works on this topic. The resulting exhibition in Gallery Medium is a collection of those student works that represent various approaches of authors towards errors in graphic printing.
The travelling exhibition Zureta runs alongside the Symposium, and workshops are the third and final part of the whole project. Created at the University of Arts in Tokyo, in cooperation with another nineteen schools from around the world, not excluding the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. Before the exhibition in Bratislava, Zureta was presented in Tokyo, Shanghai, and after Bratislava it will be moved to Wroclaw.
The exhibition in Medium Gallery is organised thanks to the project Cooperation with Partner Countries. The project organised by AFAD is running from June 2016 to May 2018 under the Erasmus+ program (AFAD as the initiator and co-ordinator of the project). The main objective is to organise the individual mobility of students and staff of AFAD and partner universities of students from non-EU countries and Erasmus+ program countries. An important part of the project is the dissemination of the result of cooperation with partner institutions.
The project has been made possible by public support from Bratislava Self-Governing Region