utility – urban – unique
~ utilitarian points of the city of Spišská Nová Ves ~
For the first time, the research project of the Gallery of Spiš Artists brings a comprehensive list of sculptural realizations in public space in the Spiš region with comprehensive photo documentation, defining their location and attributing authorship. The banner exhibition presents 87 selected sculptural realizations from the districts of Gelnica, Kežmarok, Levoča, Poprad and Stará Ľubovňa.
Fine art integrated into the public space of the city is the art of the most massive spectator. In addition to the primary function associated with elementary physical experience, it participates in the hierarchization and modification of the environment in order to better concentrate and localize the population.
The territory of the Spiš region hides "unseen", over time forgotten and merging sculptures in the changing environment, which were created from the 50s of the 20th century to the present. These sculptural realizations represent a mirror of the time and characterize the society's approach to the application of fine art in public space.
SPIŠ REGION - LOCALITIES WITH SCULPTURE REALIZATIONS
LIST OF AUTHORS
A total of 64 authors of sculptural realizations in eight locations -> List
MAP - printed guide to sculptural and relief realizations of the city of Spišská Nová Ves -> Download
It contains locations and reproductions of 26 sculptural works that were created in the past as an artistic part of the development of the architecture of the urban areas of Spišská Nová Ves (utilitarian objects). The works bear the signatures of 15 authors such as Miroslav Bonk, Ladislav Kacvinský, Štefan Kovaľ, Emil Labaj, Vojtech Löffler, Ján Mathé, Ondrej Priatka, Vladimír Popovič, Mikuláš Szigeti, Ladislav Snopek, Imrich Vanek, Alexander Trizuljak and others.
The project was supported from public funds by the Slovak Arts Council.