Italian Painting of the 16th to 18th Centuries
June 21 – November 17, 2013
Esterházy Palace, 2nd floor
Curator: Zuzana Ludiková
This exhibition is designed to be the most comprehensive selection of the best paintings of the Italian artists of the 16th to 18th centuries, predominantly from domestic collections. Various artistic opinions formed in the most influential painting schools and in mutually competing art centers will be presented through individual works. Several unique situations from the history of the concurrence of talent, initiatives and means, in addition to the high level, collective workshop production, which affected the course of modern European painting, will be presented through more than one hundred works.
The idea to organize an exhibition of the old Italian painting was inspired by several acquisitions, identifications and interpretations. The expositions that offered a rather historical cross section from the collections of old European painting were closed due to the planned reconstruction of the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava. This has enabled the unique accumulation of a larger number of works of art of Italian origin.
Cena Oskára Čepana: Mira Gáberová / Šport
July 12 - August 11, 2013
Ľubomír Ďurček, Situation Models of Communication
August 1 - October 13, 2013
Esterházy Palace, 3th floor
Curator: Mira Keratová
Situation Models of Communication is the retrospective of conceptual artist Ľubomír Ďurček (born in 1948) which develops the concept of his independent exhibition in the Central Slovak Gallery in Banská Bystrica in 2012. It focuses on his work from the period of “Normalization” of the 1970s and 1980s in Czechoslovakia.
This exhibition presents selected performance works which connect the social-political context of that time and refer to the social context of Ďurček’s creations. Some of the performance works are related to determining and defining the space of the found reality which the artist works with as a “readymade environment.” The exhibition includes Ďurček’s process experiments with writing, text, and typography as a sign and unique authorial books. His participatory works, which were created together with co-participants of events, including instructions and scripts of unimplemented projects, also form part of this exhibition.
A catalogue has been prepared for this exhibition.
The 1950s. Slovakia in Photography
October 31, 2013 – March 2014
Esterházy Palace, 3rd floor
Curators: Aurel Hrabušický, Bohunka Koklesová
The goal of the exhibition The 1950s. Slovakia in Photography is not to chart the development of Slovak photography in this period, but to present a picture of life in Slovakia in the 1950s through documentary photography.