Dni slovenského umenia v Londýne/ Slovak art days in London
Slovak art days is an annual exhibition which brings the artwork of young Slovak artists into the galleries of European cities. In 2015, London, which is often referred to as the capital of European and probably also the world culture, has been chosen to host the exhibition. It is not easy to attract the attention of audience in such a stimulating environment and it is necessary to mention that the aim of this project is not to present an impressive overview of Slovak art culture. The main aim is to show the foreign audience interesting poses of contemporary Slovak fine art as well as to create the conditions for creating and developing the cooperation among artists and professionals working in the field of art and culture; the conditions which could also lead to more intensive cooperation in the future.
ART exibition takes place in two galleries in London. Traditional media such as painting, sculpture and photography is at display in The Gallery on the Corner on Battersea Park Road. Opening reception starts on Wednesday 7th October at 6pm. Last day of the exibition (14th october) at 4pm host dance performance of Róbert Suchý.
When selecting the artists, the aim was not to create the representative profile of Slovak fine art scene, nor does the selection takes into account the extent to which the individual artists managed to settle in the world of art at home or abroad. The names of well-known young generation artists are complemented with the less popular personalities with potentially strong art programme. Therefore, it is not surprising that the selection comprises of young graduates andthe artists who managed to gain the attention of the judges in the most prestige Slovak art competitions (Painting of the Year, Oskar Čepánʼs Prize) by becoming ether finalists or winners
When it comes to format and the quantity of exhibited works, the dominating genre of the exhibition in The Gallery on the Corner is painting. In total, the exhibition includes the artworks of seven painters representing almost the whole range of formal and stylistic categories; from geometric abstraction to figuration, expressive painting characterized by relaxed gesture, minimalism, and symbolic landscape and conceptually oriented experimental painting.
Experimental, performative and multimedial slovak art is at display in Fat Relic gallery. Art exibition begins with performative duel of 2 slovak graphic artist starting on Friday 9th october at 7pm.
Art exibithion Slovak art days in London shows selected works of 19 young emerging slovak artists: Slavomír Durkaj, Ján Hrčka, Peter Králik, Martin Kiman, Peter Valiska-Timečko, Ján Vasilko, Vladimíra Weiss, Hana Hutníková, Dagmar Mavrevová, Ján Zelinka, Katarína Hudačinová, Michaela Knížová, Táňa Takáčová, Stanislav Piatrik, Juraj Sasák, Róbert Suchý, Beáta Kolbašovská, Jakub Pišek, Juraj Sasák, Jana Bercelová.
Catalogue presenting works of the artist is available in galleries during the art exibition or on demand.
With financial support of Minstry of culture of the Slovak Republic.
The Gallery on the Corner
155 Battersea Park Road/ London/ SW8 4BU/ United Kingdom
7/10 – 14/10/2015
Opening hours: 10.30 pm – 6pm
Opening reception: Wednesday 7th october – 6pm GMT
2 Ladywell Road/ London/ United Kingdom
9/10 – 16/10/2015
Opening reception: Friday 9th october – 7pm GMT
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