SCHEDULE OF EXHIBITIONS IN 2021

 

 

22. 2. - 6. 6. 2021

 

JOZEF SEDLÁK: PHOTOGRAPHIC ESCHATOLOGY

The exhibition is thematically focused on reflection of being, and deals with the issues of the last things of a man with the message: "vanitas vanitatum et omnia vanitas ..." Selected cycles from the field of fine-art and conceptual photography in a narrow thematic context correspond directly with the philosophy of the author's work to date. A photographer Jozef Sedlák, the representative of conceptual and process photography, is an author who in his work does not solve only formal questions of art, technological or experimental possibilities of photography, but through the medium of photography speaks about generally valid spiritual dimensions of man with the ambition to provoke him to seek the answers to the questions about the meaning of human being, death, the meaning of pain and suffering, the fate of man and the world, and touches on the problem of the absolute and the limits of human existence.

Cycle of exhibitions PROFILES.

Curator: Mgr. Lucia Benická – GUS.

  

U-POINTS – TRANSIT: MAREK JAROTTA

The exhibition is part of the U-Points project. In the author's paintings, the main theme is public spaces in the context of urbanism and architecture ‒ transitional spaces connecting energy of movement in contrast to the unchanging existence of individual purpose-built elements of civic amenities. For the artist is the selected theme depiction a symbolic issue - he asks where we are coming from and where we are going. Jarotta is attracted to architecture that is beyond the public interest. The interiors of buildings from the middle of the last century, marked by functionalism and socialist aesthetics, look cool and alienated, they are the spaces that are here only to serve their purpose.

Cycle of exhibitions PROFILES.

Curator: Mgr. art. Katarína Balúnová, ArtD. – GUS.

 

TELESKOP/ COLLECTION IN DIALOGUE

Authors: Tomáš Agat Blonski, Samuel Čarnoký, Jaroslav Čech, Marián Čižmárik, Slavomír Durkaj, Vlado Eliáš, Anna Fedáková, Eva Fišerová, Marián Hennel, Vladimír Popovič, Peter Roller, Peter Rónai, Rudolf Sikora, Jana Kiselová-Siteková, Peter Smik, Imrich Svitana, Simona Štulerová, Eva Tkáčiková, Edita Vološčuková, Peter Župník a iní. 

The exhibition entitled UNIVERSE / COLLECTION IN DIALOGUE is a thematic selection of works depicting the atmosphere of a night and night sky focusing on individual universes of micro and macro "astro-logical" observations. The observation of the night sky through a telescope of various artistic realizations not only reflects astronomical and natural phenomena, but paradoxically becomes a magnifying glass that follows cultural and social events in a broader context. The diversity of the media, from painting, graphics, collage, photography, object and video, confirms the vastness of the collection systematically built since 1987. The exhibition presents a wide range of artists from the young to middle and older generations, including several works by no longer surviving authors. The exhibition is divided into several parts: Walk through the night landscape and the city, Night mourning, Solar Eclipse, Macro- and micro-space, that reflect the atmosphere of the night with a focus on observing the night sky through a telescope of various artistic realizations.

Cycle of exhibitions COLLECTION IN DIALOGUE.

Kurátorka: Mgr. art. Katarína Balúnová, ArtD. – GUS.

 

 

22. 2. – 31. 10. 2021  

 

VYTVORENÉ NA SLOVENSKU _SUVENIR SPIŠ 2020

Autori: Eva Čarnoká, Samo Čarnoký, Lucia Tallová, Tero Abaffy, Jakub Liška, Michal Šumichrast, Nina A. Šošková.

Unikátny moderný suvenír inšpirovaný Spišom v dielach šiestich slovenských umelcov a dizajnérov. Výsledné suveníry, umelecké diela, ktoré prezentujú moderný umelecký pohľad na slovenský suvenír budú dostupné na contemporarysuvenir.sk

Autorka projektu: Nina A. Šošková. 

 

 

16. 6. - 31. 10. 2021

 

HUMAN ANIMAL I. / CLOSEST RELATIVES

Authors: Alena Adamíková, Šárka Koudelová (CZ), Jana Farmanová, Jana Hatalová, Ján Jahuniak, Richard Kitta, Matúš Lányi, Megan Laurent (FR), Brigida Machado (PT), Igor Ondruš, Matej Rosmány, Miroslav Trubač, Marc Vilallonga (ES), Ján Zelinka, Peter Župník a iní. 

The international thematic exhibition of contemporary art deals with man as an integral part of the animal kingdom, namely from various points of view and in connection with cultural-historical development. The subtitle of the exhibition indicates the focus of attention on animals that are genetically-biologically closest to human or by their presence throughout history: monkey, dog and cat. The exhibition reflects the human being as an animal and refers to its human characteristics and properties, as well as the relationship itself of human to the animal.

Cycle of exhibitions THEME.

Kurátorka: Mgr. art. Katarína Balúnová, ArtD. – GUS.

 

PETER ŽUPNÍK: ANIMA

The unique thematic exhibition ANIMA presents animal fairy tales from four decades of creation: the world of animal "ghosts" dominates in pre-painted black & white and digital photography. It is a story about the search for hidden secrets, about the transformation of seemingly ordinary creatures into something other than what they really are. The author states: "These are snapshots from mine and animal life: I slowly replenish them, they appear to me occasionally and in everything - then I approach like a beast and capture an imaginary moment from their lives. The animal world continues to fascinate me, sometimes I feel like I understand it..."

Cycle of exhibitions THEME.

Kurátorka: Mgr. Lucia Benická – GUS. 

 

DEGROWTH: ADAM MACKO & PETER CÁBOCKÝ

Výstava umelcov Petra Cábockého a Adama Macka skúma vzťahy medzi post-minimalistickou maľbou a myšlienkou ne-rastu, pomocou autorských stratégií dematerializácie, deskillingu zarytosti tvoriť maloformátové a neambiciózne maľby, či kritickej práce s režimami viditeľnosti. Vedomé stanovovanie si limitov maľby ako odolávanie rastu (Peter Cábocky), opustené telo ako priestor pre afekt v ére telesného „zušľachťovania“ a biochemickej kultivácie (Adam Macko). Spojená výstava nie je produktom workshopu či projektu, nie je ani kolektívnym skúmaním, je to malá výstava reflektujúca možnosti udržateľnej umeleckej práce. 

Cycle of exhibitions NEW NAMES - NEW MYTHS.

Curator: Mgr. Ivana Komanická, PhD.

 

16. 6. – 28. 10. 2021 

 

ALAN HYŽA: SPIŠ - SHADOWS AND ECHOES

The premiere of an exhibition by a prestigious Slovak photographer, known as an exceptional documentalist, focuses on the landscape and man - the silence and search for legacy of the past brings a new dimension to creation: we come to the “core” of Spiš. A person without a name symbolizes the current community of the region, from which already the author himself comes, selected portraits are related to universal human stories. The landscape is a meditative reflection on the unseen traces of the past – the selected locations are historic places of spiritual value, bearing traces of centuries and their hidden stories. The limited number of photographs has the character of vintages, the work with the classic camera format 8x10 (inches) also determines the traditional dimension of manually magnified black-and-white images: Hyža brings to his work a new dimension of the document in combination with fine-art vision and timeless content message.

Cycle of exhibitions PROFILES.

Kurátorka: Mgr. Lucia Benická – GUS. 

 

 

2. 11. 2021 – 28. 11. 2021

 

PAVOL BREIER: SHEPHERDS OF ORAVA

A unique photographic documentary from the present and past of the life of the community of shepherds in Orava. Portraits and landscapes spanning four decades of work are contemporary pictoral sociological study. 

Cycle of exhibitions PROFILES.

Curator: Mgr. Lucia Benická – GUS. 

 

 

10. 11. 2021 – 27. 3. 2022 

 

ŠTEFAN KUBÍK: SCULPTURES - DRAWINGS

The profile exhibition Štefan Kubík presents a cross-section of his work with an emphasis on sculpture, in dialogue with drawings and sketches. Author´s work is characterized by a unique way of processing the material - wood, masterful control of space and shape. The author devoted himself to drawing, chamber sculpture and monumental work. 

Cycle of exhibitions PROFILES.

Curator: Mgr. Ľuba Belohradská.

 

 

1. 12. 2021 – 27. 3. 2022

 

CRISS-CROSS

Authors: Katarína Balúnová, Tomáš Agat Błoński (PL), Miroslav Bonk, Pavol Breier, Eva Čarnoká (Tkáčiková), František Guldan, Jozef Hanula, Milan Hnat, Alan Hyža, Ladislav Kacvinský, Martin Kacvinský, Petra Konôpková, Otto Korkoš, Gabriel Kosmály, Matúš Lányi, Emil Makovický , Jaroslav Malík (CZ), Alexander Olszewski (PL), Viliam Pirchala, Peter Pollág, Peter Rónai, Mária Rudavská, Emil Sedlák , Mikuláš Siranko, Monika Stacho, Amalka Ľudmila Valenčíková , Peter Župník, Filipe Vilas Boas (PT), Milena Dopitová (CZ), Alejandro Mañas García (ES), Joa Zak (PL)

The exhibition is a journey through the Gallery's collection in search of the Cross as a sign and symbol. The selection of works is characterized by a wide time span, from the beginning of the 20th century to the present, presenting 27 authors from the collection in dialogue with 4 foreign artists (CZ, ES, PL, PT). 

Cycle of exhibitions COLLECTION IN DIALOGUE.

Curator: Mgr. art. Katarína Balúnová, ArtD. – GUS

  

IMMERGENCE / EMERGENCE

The exhibition is a poetic immersive experience that connects the past with the present, looking for different levels of personal experience. At the professional level, the author dives in the cold waters of Central Europe, which, through her experience of the limits of her own body, allows her to find new approaches in art. 

Cycle of exhibitions PROFILES.

Curator: Mgr. art. Katarína Balúnová, ArtD. – GUS

 

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