What to Do in Bratislava This Weekend

04.09.2020 - 25.04.2021

Our fine art lovers, please, pay attention, since we are thrilled to announce some rather exciting news – the place all of us in Bratislava take as Mecca of art is finally reopening its gates again, so mark April 20 in your calendars Things are getting better, more relaxed, just slowly but surely – yes, we still need to be careful, respecting the rules, but finally, we may see the works of artists offline.

And since we consider being lost in art as a legitimate way how to spend your next weekend, we are going to shortly introduce current Danubiana exhibitions for you – so, make you pick, take your friend and enjoy yourself!

1. MICHAL ČERNUŠÁK : Corpo-ratio
2. PALO MACHO & JANA HOSTRIČOVÁ: Permanent situations
3. JANA FARMANOVÁ: Hortus Conclusus
4. RANCINAN: The artist portraits
5. ALBÍN BRUNOVSKÝ: The selection of graphic work

1. MICHAL ČERNUŠÁK : Corpo-ratio
Michal Černušák is one of the distinctive contemporary painters who are not afraid to criticize the world around him on his canvas, pointing his art finger at the world of mass-media information, capital and manipulation, the sickness of the powerful. His paintings often capture architectural objects, astronauts, beach parties and the American dream crumbling in front of you. Those themes seem to be picked randomly, although it is far from being true; doesn’t catastrophe start in in everydayness, in those small details in front of us? Danubiana had chosen some key paintings and the most recent Černušák work entitled Corpo-ratio to show you what is really going on there. Corpo-ratio is a critical mirror of the contemporary world of consumption, capital and media data, alarming but also not so serious at the same time. Don´t be too surprised to see Lego-type toy figures, toy soldiers, flying white owl and the “abduction” of a young woman by an American cowboy in other of his exhibited works – it is spectacular, we promise 🙂

2. PALO MACHO & JANA HOSTRIČOVÁ: Permanent situations
Once upon a time, a painter and a photographer met and this is the outcome of their collaboration. They needed to be innovative since although they created something meaningful together, they would not compromise as artists to meet the expectations of the other. And it was not easy, not even with putting aside artistic purposes and moral dilemmas. They had to resolve the transfer of photographs to glass and vice versa as they searched for a way to give glass pictures objects a new dimension. They needed to set new spatial structures (aka going 3D). They created something which reminds us of our own permanent, repeating situations – something we already lived and we are still living. It is intriguing. They play with light, they play in space and photography, all to change your perception of reality.

3. JANA FARMANOVÁ: Hortus Conclusus
Have you ever been your own Eden? That safe secret place, the symbol of equilibrium and intimacy? And now imagine one of the best-known Slovak contemporary artists doing so and presenting you the results. And that´s what´s going on here. Name Hortus conclusus is taken from Christian mysticism, it is “enclosed garden”. Farmanová lives in such a garden, she and her psychologically motivated works which refer to present, art history and pop culture via symbols and signs. Her works reflect love, family, her various traveling experience, but also something more intimate – human aging in symbiosis with nature. All of that in bright color, with Farmanová being a fundamental colorist. Capturing emotion showed while listening to music, watching movies, creating a bridge between private and public experiences, all of that without moral imperative and direct interpretation (and reading). Definitely worth seeing.

4. RANCINAN: The artist portraits
Artists are rather rare specimens – and thank God for that, who would bear so much truth they tend to expose in their works, about our society, about us as individuals if we had more of them? Moreover, what they use to explore the truth does not even need to be true at all – just close enough to resonate with us and there, look, how powerful they are, out of sudden, shaping our reality and perception. People at these photographs are disappearing behind what they represent? That ketchup at face instead of blood?

5. ALBÍN BRUNOVSKÝ: The selection of graphic work
This Slovak illustrator created his own combination of reality, dream, fantasy, as well as colour etching and aquatint technique perfection to our fine art. His works are full of the polarity of reality and mysteriousness of imagination, things and phenomena usually combinable. Surrealism, sensibility and lyrism, that´s typical for his work, his way how to poetize the most ordinary relations of man and nature. He is well known as an illustrator of children´s and adult books. Winner of many international awards such as the Biennial of Graphic Arts Prize in Lugano, Italy, the City of Paris Award at the Youth Biennial and the Biennial of Graphic Arts Prize in Krakow, Ljubljana, Varna and Venice. His dreamy fantasies and mysterious ways will make you feel like you just hopped in some type of fairy tale, but one of those old ones, the adult kind, the ones not always ending with “happily ever after”.

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Venue

Danubiana, Čunovo, Slovakia

Price

0 - 10 EUR

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