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Useful Photography. Photography in Contemporary Slovak Art

9. November 2018 — 17. February 2019
Esterházyho palác, Bratislava
Curators: Aurel Hrabušický, Filip Vančo

This exhibition will not present photography as a useful, fast recording medium, "a document of the period", or as an instrument of digital manipulation, but as a tool that is suitable for a wide range of use in contemporary art. In their response to the digital technology era, artists use the photo medium much more freely but in a more sophisticated way. Appropriated documented reality is constructed, arranged, staged anew, but with the use of purely photographic methods and classical approaches.

The collection will focus on events in the past 10 to 15 years, examples of artistic techniques and strategies within the wide spectrum of possibilities of this medium. It will also take into consideration a relatively new phenomenon - the impact of foreign training and long-term stays on the work of Slovak artists.

This exhibition strives to help visitors to perceive not only the direct usefulness, broad use and abuse of photography, but to focus - as if in slow motion - on nuances in its reading and to learn in detail about the possibilities of artistic utterance through this medium.

Exhibiting Authors:
Cyril Blažo
Peter Fabo
Petra Feriancová
Katarína Hrušková
Dominika Jackuliaková
Ján Kekeli
Martin Kochan
Roman Ondak
Lucia Papčová
Katarína Poliačiková
Lucia Sceranková
Viktor Šelesták
Ján Šipöcz
Milan Tittel
Martin Vongrej
Jaroslav Žiak

 
 
 

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