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EXHIBITIONS

Kolážo-plážo

Kolážo-plážo

Adela Režná
Marta Mészárosová

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13. 09. - 27. 09. 2018
art opening: 13. 09. 2018, 18:00

Kolážo-plážo 
Adela Režná a Marta Mészárosová

13/9 - 27.9.2018
otvorenie výstavy: štvrtok, 13/9/2018 o 18:00

na vernisáž príde aj Blu Dal Cielo
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Na výstave "Kolážo-plážo" uvidíte originálne koláže k dvom samostatným autorským knižným projektom mladých slovenských ilustrátoriek Adely Režnej a Marty Mészárosovej. Príďte si prelistovať "Tupé", najnovšiu obrázkovú knižku Adely Režnej a prečítať si zábavné slovné prešmyčky Marty Mészárosovej z knižky "Otravné choroby", ktorú si môžete zakúpiť priamo v T-Gallery v špeciálnom limitovanom náklade 20 kusov. 


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O autorkách: 

Adela Režná je čerstvá absolventka ateliéru ilustrácie na Vysokej škole výtvarných umení. Jej zameraním je tvorba pre deti. Ilustrovala viacero publikovaných kníh, no má za sebou aj iné rôznorodé projekty ako sú In_akosti slovenské, Bratislava v sto slovách, Leader magazín, Omaľovánka 2.0, spolupráca so štúdiom Egreš, navrhla ilustrácie do interiéru klziska v Kuvajte, tvorba v rámci Street Art festivalu v Bratislave či na festivale Grape 2018. Každoročne sa zapája do komiksového zborníka Pomimo a jej ilustrácie môžete nájsť aj v detskom časopise Slniečko či v Bubline. V roku 2015 absolvovala polročnú študijnú stáž na Plymouth-skej univerzite v Anglicku a zúčastnila sa viacerých kolektívnych výstav. V roku 2018 napísala a vydala svoju prvú autorskú knihu Cukrové topánky.

Viac z jej tvorby tu: https://www.behance.net/AdelaRezna

Marta Mészárosová je šudentka ilustrácie na Vysokej škole výtvarných umení. Počas štúdia absolvovala semester v nemeckom Halle so zameraním na knižnú väzbu. Venuje sa detskej ilustrácii, koláži a maľbe, ale aj digitálnej ilustrácii alebo komiksu. Spolupracovala na projektoch napr. s Goetheho Institutom, ale aj s veľkou finančnou inštitúciou a vytvorila ilustrácie pre časopis Slniečko . Zúčastnila sa na výstavách v Česku alebo na Slovensku.

Viac z jej tvorby tu: https://www.behance.net/malymeszar5e15

Zatmenie hory

Zatmenie hory

Katarína Caková

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28. 06. - 08. 09. 2018
art opening: 28. 06. 2018, 18:00

Samostatná výstava originálnych ilustrácií Kataríny Cakovej, ktoré vytvorila pre publikáciu Sylvie Geist “Ráno modré zviera a iné básne”. Katarína predstavuje aj novú autorskú knihu “Polárna noc” a knižný projekt “Fjord”, špeciálne koncipovaný pre jej výstavu v T – Gallery.

Pozrite si ochutnávku z Kataríninej tvorby TU

Z verejných zdrojov podporil Fond na podporu umenia

Papierové masky

Papierové masky

Marek Cina

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17. 05. - 23. 06. 2018
art opening: 17. 05. 2018, 18:00

Marek pracuje s papierom. Strihá, ohýba a spája ho do nádherných autorských pop-up kníh a krehkých objektov.

Pozývame Vás prehliadnuť si Marekove najnovšie diela, ktoré za svojimi zdanlivo jednoduchými tvarmi ukrývajú dlhoročný výskum a neúnavné skúšanie. Na výstave "Papierové masky" uvidíte ručne vytvorenú pop-up knihu cností, sériu objektov a riso grafík. Špecialitou bude zine v limitovanom náklade s návodmi, podľa ktorých si vytvoríte vlastnú masku z jedného hárku papiera.

Pozrite si ochutnávku z Marekovej tvorby TU

Výstavu z verejných zdrojov podporil Fond na podporu umenia.

Emília Blašková: Rys je tiež mačka

There is a Cat in Bobcat

Emília Blašková

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22. 02. - 21. 04. 2018
art opening: 22. 02. 2018, 18:00

Emília makes unique and truly bold artist books. The newest of which, entitled “Tatry Vysokée“ (a play on words “High Tatras”), she created specially for her exhibition in our gallery. Apart from this beautiful new piece, she will exhibit her book “Hra o svetlo” (Game of Light) and illustrations from “Podivná Alica” (Strange Alice). And she will also let us peek into her diaries. Don’t miss it, you won’t see anything like it in the bookstores.  

curator: Beata Jablonská

Take a look at Emília’s porfolio HERE

Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council.

 

Emília Blašková finished her studies one year ago at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava in the studio of Printmaking and Book Illustration. It means that she is currently in a stage of so-called incubation, not completely „stripped off“ the academy, but already on her way to becoming a full-grown artist. Emília conceived her exhibition There is a Cat in Bobcat in a similar fashion, to say „Thank you“ and now, this is me. She presents drawings from her artist books Tatry Vysokée (a play on the words „High Tatras“), Game of Light and Strange Alice, accompanied by sketchbooks, those intimate archives of her daily artistic practice.

They show that Emília is a versatile artist. She passes freely between the world of images and that of words, without intention to settle for any one of them. For her, text and word are of the same importance as drawing and line. Emília is not a writer, she is a visual word creator. She wants to grab the word by its meaning and by doing that, she strives to show its emotion, either by form or spoken sound. Her own artistic language allows her to „bend words and stretch their limits“. We really don´t need to look for the answer to where her visual language comes from. Its provenance can be clearly traced to the Studio of Book Illustration, where students are taught to see words as parallel sources of images. Emília, however, did not adapt this approach „just“ to transform drawings into illustrations and words into text. On the contrary. She wants her images to be read and her words to be seen. She composes images as texts and texts as images.

So far, the most important artwork in Emília´s recent production was the artist book Strange Alice. Not only because it was the first time she illustrated an existing literary text, nor because she was greatly influenced by Dušan Kállay´s illustration esthetics. But mainly because it marked the beginning of her own brave and curious artistic venture. She became painter – illustrator of the word.

In her artist book Game of Light, presented at the Masters Degree Show, Emília decided to include everything she loves: searching and questioning, drawing them with colors so as to say: Look closely and you will see! Even thought this book is primarily about light and its physical qualities, it also contains another story, the one about her fascination in the search of an image. About showing the invisible, resembling photosynthesis and its transformation into the energy of light. Emília´s images are made of drawings and words, of fragments, in an effort to grasp the world in its completeness, so as nothing escapes beyond the horizon of the visible or hiddes in the far corner of memory. Her works are meant to be read and examined.  

In her last work Tatry Vysokée, Emília returned home, to the town of Levoča, to Spiš, to High Tatras and above all, to herself. She is not escaping, nor hiding. She paints, draws and writes about the overwhelming wish to BE, right where she is, or setting off on a journey, walking on a tightrope and marvelling at a stain of a blue mountain lake.

Emília Blašková directs the viewer to an unrestrained reading of books, allowing her spectators the possibility of standing still, walking around  and even not understanding. Her road is a record of an endless search. Citing her own words: „Movement became the goal. Strings of text and bundles of lines are transformed into streams of photons. If texts are „readable“, there must be texts, which are „unreadable“. The same holds for the images – double pages. Unreadable are those dancing ones, where the artist searches for the possibilities of a language and creates new codes. As if he/she existed for the first time.“ Despite, or rather thanks to the never ending longing for experiment, the images captured on the pages of her books are not afraid to become ILLUSTRATIONS, true to their genre and fearless of their own boundaries.

Beata Jablonská

Intaglionendoskop

Intaglionendoskop

Barbora Paulovičová

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30. 11. 2017 - 17. 02. 2018
art opening: 30. 11. 2017, 18:00

Curator: Viera Anoškinová

Barbora Paulovičová´s exhibition is connection of two at first sight completely different kinds of art - graphics and jewellery. But it only seems to be so because this jewellery is influenced by the author´s graphics-patterns that we can easily discover on art prints. 12 such prints have been made especially for this exhibition. The author uses the technique of etching and mezzotints, to which she created gravure printing passepartouts. Their patterns fluently interlock ornamental patterns on the art prints. Like this, passepartouts become an inseparable part of the graphics. The typical feature seen by the author´s works is a visible interconnection of cultures that has been influenced by her stay in Indonesia. It is very obvious by the use of ornaments that complement her images.

Her jewellery is made of copper, silver and precious stones and does not need many words to understand as it can express itself its own way. Made pieces are the result of meditation and help people open themselves - thanks to use of precious stones that are believed to have magic and protecting power. The author is perfect at drawing and we can see it by the precise, sophisticated individual details either by her graphic or jewellery.

The exhibition is sponsored by Ars Bratislavensis. 

Branislav Novotný: Habitat

Habitat

Branislav Novotný

05. 10. - 25. 11. 2017
art opening: 05. 10. 2017, 18:00

Curator: Norbert Lacko

The exhibition opening will be accompanied by a concert by Anabela Mollová band with Branislav at the drums.

The exhibition is sponsored by Ars Bratislavensis. 

Lukáš Cehľár: Míňam sa

Linoryty

Lukáš Cehľár

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21. 07. - 16. 09. 2017
art opening: 20. 07. 2017, 18:00

The exhibition is sponsored by Ars Bratislavensis. 

POMIMO: Pomsta

Pomsta

Comics POMIMO

04. 05. - 08. 07. 2017
art opening: 04. 05. 2017, 18:00

Pomimo issue nr. 4

Pomimo is a comic book volume, which was initiated in 2014 by students from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. Pomimo is alternative comic. It doesn´t limit itself to any specific form or content. Pomimo also organizes presentations, discussions and workshops.

The exhibition is sponsored by Ars Bratislavensis. 

LIMITOVANÁ EDÍCIA

Limitovaná edícia

26. 01. - 23. 02. 2017
art opening: 26. 01. 2017, 18:00

Autorky: Katarína Knežníková, Marta Mészárosová, Klára Štefanovičová, Veronika Trnečková

4 ELEMENTS

4 Elements

Kristína Šimeková

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07. 10. - 30. 11. 2016
art opening: 06. 10. 2016, 19:00

Kristínu Šimekovú programovo priťahuje viac svet abstrakcie ako konkrétne zobrazovanie videného. 

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Príbeh abstrakcie je zložitý, ale v zásade v ňom môžeme počas histórie sledovať neustále opakujúcu sa potrebu človeka o obrat k sebe samému. Dnes tento pocit azda pramení z nedôvery v súčasný obraz sveta, ktorý je utváraný médiami v hypertextuálnom a hypervizuálnom virtuálnom priestore. Nejestvuje myseľ, ktorá by fungovala bez spätnej väzby na zmyslovú skúsenosť. Jedna z možných ciest k telu, ktoré je nevyhnutnou podmienkou našej zmyslovej skúsenosti, vedie cez skúsenosť s maľbou.

V Šimekovej tvorbe prevláda ľahkosť, priamočiare gesto, hra, pričom základným princípom sa stáva akýsi vizuálny sampling, vrstvenie a prekrývanie. Charakteristická je pre ňu fragmentálna a stále sa meniaca kompozícia.

V sérii „4 Elements“ slobodne pristupuje k miešaniu maliarskych a kresebných princípov a opäť siaha po výraznej farebnej škále a tvarovej jednoduchosti. Jednotlivé vrstvy kombinuje a zámerne skrýva akékoľvek konkrétne emócie, či odkazy hlboko pod povrchom maľby. Ako už napovedá samotný názov výstavy, Šimeková svoju pozornosť upriamuje na 4 základné prvky, ktoré v médiu maľby chápe ako tvar, farbu, pohyb a priestor. Zvolená farebná škála určuje emočné nastavenie diváka, tvar spúšťa sled asociácii, dynamická kompozícia vytvára ilúziu pohybu a priestor, v ktorom sa daná maľba nachádza, mení interpretačný rámec diela.

Hranice záznamu nie sú dané fyzickým rozmerom obrazu. V skutočnosti formát plátna nelimituje dynamiku ťahu štetca a odhalený organizmus presahuje jeho rám. Šimekovej obrazy sa teda stávajú akýmisi výrezmi z iného, abstraktného “sveta za …”. Tretí rozmer formát dostáva v opätovnom oživení, ktoré nastáva až vtedy, keď si divák výjav interpretuje na základe vlastných asociácií, a tým sa napĺňa jeho účel. Interpretáciu Šimeková nevníma ako skonkrétňovanie nekonkretného, ale ako naladenie sa do určitého, často až meditatívneho stavu, kedy je divák schopný ponoriť sa, no i vykročiť z vlastného vedomia. Divákovi zámerne neponúka detailné vysvetlenia obrazov, pretože by sa čaro z rozkrývania „fiktívnej situácie“ pominulo.

Takéto umenie sa stavia proti apelu komunikačných médií, proti spoločenskému tlaku zrozumiteľnosti. Ústup k zdanlivej bezvýznamnosti tohto prúdu umenia riskuje nezáujem diváka naučeného pasívne konzumovať predkladané obrazy, a nie sa nad nimi zamýšľať alebo ich do hĺbky vnímať.  Naopak, čaká  na tých, ktorí sú ochotní sa pozastaviť a nájsť si záľubu vo vzniknutom tichom priestore a objaviť tak tok vlastných myšlienok, ktoré im toto umenie ponúka. Takéto diela pôsobia ako oáza ticha uprostred víru mediálnych obrazov. „...plnia pritom nevyhnutnú estetickú úlohu. Lebo vnímanie potrebuje zóny prerušenia, inakosti a pokoja ,....tam, kde je všetko obrazom, už nič nie je obrazom, trvalé vzruchy vedú k otupeniu. Uprostred hyperestetiky mediálneho priestoru sa stáva nevyhnutnosťou estetická skromnosť až skúposť.”  (Wolfgang Welsch- „Umelé rajské záhrady?“)

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Lepty

Lepty

Martin Schwarz

15. 07. - 28. 09. 2016
art opening: 14. 07. 2016, 19:00

Cesta POMIMO

Cesta

Comics POMIMO

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18. 02. - 18. 02. 2016
art opening: 18. 02. 2016, 17:00

 3. číslo Pomimo

Pomimo je komiksový zborník, ktorý vznikol v roku 2014 z iniciatívy študentov Vysokej školy výtvarných umení v Bratislave. Venuje sa primárne nezávislej komiksovej tvorbe, ktorá sa neobmedzuje na žiadnu konkrétnu formu ani obsah. Okrem publikovania komiksov organizuje POMIMO prednášky, diskusie a workshopy. 

Koloman Sokol: Grafiky zo súkromnej zbierky  (1927-1933)

Koloman Sokol: Grafiky zo súkromnej zbierky (1927-1933)

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23. 10. - 22. 11. 2014
art opening: 22. 10. 2014, 19:00

Martin Ftáčnik and T-Gallery invite you and your friends to the first exhibition of Martin’s art collection.

 

“I have been collecting art actively since my first year at university in 2006. I started serious art collecting by buying prints. They attracted me not only because they were affordable and available at the market, but also because I could exchange them easily with other collectors. When I studied books and catalogues on Slovak printmakers, I was immediately struck by the sheer power of expression in works signed by Koloman Sokol. They were different than anything I have ever seen before. The way Sokol depicted the hard life of miners, soldiers, the ill and the hungry, the unemployed or emigrants touched me deeply.  

I was no less fascinated by the complicated life story of the artist himself. He was born in Austria-Hungary in 1902, he evolved artistically in Czechoslovakia in the cities of Košice, Bratislava and Prague and later worked in Paris and Mexico. He came back to newly formed Slovakia, but finally emigrated to the United States. I found his genuine interest for his fellow men and their fate during the Great Depression very sympathetic. I have, therefore, decided to collect his prints from the period of 1927 – 1933. These prints are rarely available. I remember each acquisition, because an unusual event or anecdote is associated with it. In this exhibition I show not only works, but also the adventure of art collecting, permanent studying, travelling, thoughtful decision-making, artwork restoring and improving of one’s taste as well as character…I will talk more on this subject during the opening!”

Owner of the collection and curator: Martin Ftáčnik

BLAF 2013

BLAF 2013

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26. 09. - 29. 09. 2013
art opening: 26. 09. 2013, 19:00

 

 

T-Gallery invites you and your friends to BLAF festival 2013:

 

26.9.2013, 19:00 – 21:00

Opening of the exhibition TRIHORY: Eveliina Hämäläinen and Kristína Hečková

The exhibition entitled "Trihory" shows drawings of Eveliina Hämäläinen and Kristína Hečková from the region of Trihory. Since their first visit to the region in 2010, Eveliina and Kristína found a system of joint drawing: occasionally they swap their work-in-progress; another time they draw simultaneously on the same piece of paper. Sitting beside each other, they draw inspired by the nature that surrounds them.  This exhibition shows the works created during their fourth trip to Trihory completed in September 2013. 

 

27.9.2013, 17:00

PLAYGROUND: Mišo Ivan about his own work, illustration, comics and about drawing in general. Hosted by Dana Bubáková.

Michal Ivan is a young Slovak illustrator, who is, paradoxically, better known abroad than in Slovakia. His work includes illustrations of album covers, computer games, comic strips as well as fantasy books of Juraj Červenák. His most notable current projects are “League of Legends” (Riot Games), “World of Warcraft Trading card game” (Blizzard), “Pathfinder” (Payzo) and “The Darkness” (Top Cow comics).

 

27.9.2013, 18:30 Comics à la EMPAYA: Presentation of the newest works of EMPAYA Comics and about comics in general.

EMPAYA Comics ( Dano Mihálik, Maťo Plško and Vlado Schmidt) is a new platform uniting three young Slovak authors each working on his own artist’s comic book. Come to T-Gallery during Blaf festival to see the presentation of their new work and the proces of its creation.

 

28.9.2013, 11:00 – 19:00

PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP: Linocut

Max. 10 participants, you can register at http://www.tgallery.sk/sk/workshops/

Come to T-Gallery to experience the process of creating one's own print, touch the material, taste the color or smell the paper.  You will also learn more about the history of printmaking and will experience the creative process from the first sketch all the way to the printing process itself. 

 

28.9.2013, 16:00

LINOLEUM IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE: Come and see the working of an „analog“ printing press and watch the process involved in creating the final print.

 

29.9.2013, 11:00 – 19:00

PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP: Dry Point

Max. 10 participants, you can register at http://www.tgallery.sk/sk/workshops/

This Dry Point Workshop is focused on classical printmaking technique which can rarely be seen, since it requires complex equipment and professional supervision. T-Gallery offers a unique opportunity to not only see the printmaking process up close, but to experience it firsthand.

 

Bratislava Art festival - BLAF is a one-week festival of visual arts, offering visitors a chance to experience, understand, perceive and discuss art. The festival is also a platform for active cooperation and networking of public and private galleries, as well as for presentations of the already-established formats in the area of contemporary art.

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Grafika a la TEX-MEX 2

Grafika a la TEX-MEX 2

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18. 05. - 06. 07. 2013
art opening: 18. 05. 2013, 19:00

T-Gallery presents Grafika a la Tex-Mex II a sequel to the successful exhibition Grafika a la Tex-Mex, which took place in 2009 in Galéria Z in Bratislava. The exhibition title was inspired by the culinary term "Tex Mex" referring to the specific food of Texas strongly affected by Mexican cuisine. 


The exhibited works come from the printmaking Coronado Studio lead by Sam Coronado. The cycle presents 30 serigraphs carrying attributes of Arte Chicano. The word Chicano/Chicana originated during the civil rights movement of 1960 to denote citizens of Mexican origin born and living in the US. The term was coined in response to annexation of the originally Mexican state of Texas to the United States of America (1846) as well as the need to defend the Mexican identity within a bigger unit. Triggered by the contemporary culture of Mexican Americans, their social background, religion and political views, a unique phenomenon of post-mexicanism emerges. The exhibited works depict the situation on the Mexican American boarder, conflicts of Mexican and American identities and life in the mythical Nepantle, country of the original Mexican inhabitants. 


During the opening of the exhibition T-Gallery will accommodate the unforgettable 82 bøok&design shõp. 82.sk is a book and antique shop specialized in books on architecture, design and art and offering a selection of the most interesting projects that are being created and published every day. 


Come by during the Night of Museums and Galleries 2013 to admire the works of Arte Chicano, meet Sam Coronado and buy the best of world's art literature. 

http://shop.82.sk/
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Supermarket 2013

Supermarket 2013

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15. 02. - 17. 02. 2013
art opening: 14. 02. 2013, 00:00

T-Gallery is the first Slovak gallery to participate at the international art fair SUPERMARKET 2013 in Stockholm with the theme Just morbid enough.

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Devoted travel agent

Devoted travel agent

Katarína Macurová

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02. 02. - 16. 03. 2013
art opening: 01. 02. 2013, 19:00

T-Gallery proudly presents an exhibition named “Devoted travel agent“. This exhibition represents work of young illustrator and T-Gallery´s co-founder Ms. Katarína Macurová. This event links free production together with her two latest book issues and thus creates brand new complex of art influenced by Katarína´s travels around the world faced with self-conciliating her own Slovak nature following after her homecoming. 

translation: Centrum Jazykov, http://www.centrumjazykov.sk/

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Katarína´s independent production began early in 2012 during her stay in El Paso, Texas, USA. She worked here on a research of the Chicano art (the art of Americans of Mexican origin) and during her following trip through Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. 

Katarína Macurová reflects on finding her very own new style: "I have been doing a photo-book of mural paintings in El Paso downtown during my stay. While free-scribbling in Photoshop I stumbled upon an idea to sandwich layers of murals using different filters and then finished them with painting of my own. This was how approximately five digital scrawls came into existence. These composed my series of free illustrations. I´ve been studying elements of contemporary American illustration (mainly editorial illustration) and have been buying New Yorker and other magazines dealing with American illustration. With comparison to my earlier production, I’ve brought emphasis on content, discourse and some joke as innovations. This principle is typical for editorial illustration – it´s objective is to describe the theme of multiple pages of an article in one eloquent image. That´s the reason why the titles are important for this cycle of illustrations, because they give a hint of the subject matter ("Bad Bad Memory", "Devoted travel agent", "Love is Unpredictable", "In the city…alone"). Some illustrations present places I was only intending to visit and are based on YouTube videos and Google pics that provided my fantasy the required stimuli. For example “Great Blue Hole” (a great blue hole on coast of Belize) and “Sea Adventures – Mariana Trench” inspired with James Cameron´s Mariana Trench descent, pictures from his web page and Facebook mapping the research and the descent in a one-man submarine.” 

After coming back to Slovakia Katarína was offered to illustrate a book titled “Legends of Turiec” (a region in Slovakia; an offer from Slovak highest national cultural institution Matica Slovenská). It became evident that it was necessary to properly deal with traditional Slovak theme and Katarína´s own new style. Therefore her illustrations in this book reflect some Latin American elements and offer a new outlook on what we consider to be “Slovak”. 

Katarína Macurová on “Legends of Turiec”: “Having returned back from the USA I “suffered” a classic post-traveller´s syndrome manifested with a need to satisfy my deficit of being Slovak which in my case meant stuffing with food – dumplings, pagáče and fried cheese. The offer for “Legends of Turiec” hit the spot. I came up with the same process as in the free illustrations and pictured myself planning to visit these places.”

The result is a book picturing the region of Central Slovakia in author’s own perspective, influenced by her travels and homecoming.

In October 2012 Katarína excited with illustrating “Legends of Turiec” and with an unquenched thirst for 3D illustration launched her first solo book project released by T-Gallery, with her own ideas, concept, writing and illustrations. “Bunny’s Journey” is a classic picture book for children (28 to 32 pages long with the picture dominating and text content of max. 500 words). In the story we see a Bunny going on a worldwide journey uncovering the essence of colors and forms. This piece of art is unique due to the use of low-polygon illustration and therefore becomes the first showcase of this kind of digital illustration in Slovakia. Katar
ína follows up on the topic of travels in this project and goes on to display places and countries she has visited in the past. 

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Emerging Nordic Printmaking: Finland, Norway, Sweden

Emerging Nordic Printmaking: Finland, Norway, Sweden

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01. 12. 2012 - 14. 01. 2013
art opening: 30. 11. 2012, 19:00

Exhibiting artists: Malou da Cunha Bang, Norbert Costin, Stein Are Dahl, Joonas Järvi, Sanna Kumpulainen, Lisa Mari Nossen, Venla Roponen, Victoria Skogsberg, Cathrine Finsrud Stustad

The Embassy of Finland in Bratislava, The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bratislava, The Embassy of Sweden in Vienna and T-Gallery are honored to present the exhibition Emerging Nordic Printmaking: Finland, Norway, Sweden, which shows the works of nine students from three schools: Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. The idea underlying the exhibition is to bring together students who approach their work using contemporary ideas in printmaking and invite them to experience the installation and exhibition process internationally.

Article about the exhibition: 

http://www.swedenabroad.com/en-GB/Embassies/Vienna/Current-affairs/News/Emerging-Nordic-Printmaking-Finland-Norway-Sweden-sys/

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T-Gallery is the only gallery in Slovakia presenting primarily printmaking works and providing space for emerging artists and art students. The exhibition Emerging Nordic Printmaking: Finland, Norway, Sweden is an ambitious project, bringing together artists from Northern Europe, who did not know each other before the day of the installation and who were asked to create a collective exhibition under the gallerists’ supervision. The exhibition will showcase both the uniqueness of the Nordic printmaking style and tradition, and the diversity of approaches and works ranging from artist to artist and from school to school.

Printmaking tradition in Finland, Norway and Sweden is anchored in the character of the Nordic landscape, providing the artwork with particular metaphysicality, calmness, sophistication and maximum purposefulness of every line and surface. Nordic printmaking has many shared characteristics with current trends in Slovak printmaking. This can be seen especially in applications of new media and processes to traditional printmaking modes.

The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Finland in Bratislava, the Embassy of Sweden in Vienna and The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bratislava.

The exhibiting artists held a conference titled Contemporary Nordic printmaking at The Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava on November 29th at 10 AM.

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Ové Pictures

Ové Pictures

Ové Pictures

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31. 10. - 24. 11. 2012
art opening: 30. 10. 2012, 19:00

Michaela Čopíková and Veronika Obertová founded Ové Pictures in 2010. During their exhibition „Ové Pictures“ in T-Gallery, they will be celebrating second anniversary of their successful collaboration.

Ové Pictures style is distinguished by their use of traditional animation techniques, to which they add contemporary aesthetics. Main characters of their videos are puppets made of various materials: paper, cloth, plastic and a variety of found objects. The resulting works are a prime example of the co-existence of analog and digital approaches: the stop-motion animation is processed through a long array of digital postproduction procedures.

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Ové Pictures’ animations are characterized by particular humor, typical also for Tim Burton’s movies, where cute and quirky meets eerie and brutal, always packaged in a sophisticated and gentle wrapping. In Ové Pictures’ videos, a scene where a lady sailor and a lumberjack exchange an amputated leg is seen as an act of infinite love.

Short animated films, motion designs, videos, commercials or animated annual reports made by Ové Pictures contain gentle dark humor, playfulness, perfect technical work and above all, an idea.

In addition to animation, Ové Pictures also create illustrations and T-shirt designs. Ové Pictures have won multiple international prizes and their work was published in prestigious international design magazines IDN and The Reel.

They work alternately in Bratislava and Lisbon.

Filmography:

Wandering – music video for  Susan James, 2012
IDAHO - music video for  Antioquia, 2012
O láske nepoznanej - music video for  Jana Kirschner, 2012
Dust and Glitter – short animated film,  2011
Free To Be Me - music video for  Haroula Rose, 2011

The exhibition is organized by ASIL GALLERY in collaboration with T-Gallery and with the support of Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic.

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ZJAVENIE/APOKALYPSA

ZJAVENIE/APOKALYPSA

Géza Németh

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04. 10. - 27. 10. 2012
art opening: 03. 10. 2012, 19:00

Géza Németh is one of the representatives of the youngest generation of Slovak printmakers, whose work has been shown at fifteen exhibitions in Europa and Asia. His art can be seen in collections in Slovakia as well as in Egypt and the National Art Museum in Taiwan. Géza’s debut at T-Gallery was in 2011 with an individual exhibition VÝCHOD.

The current exhibition of Géza Németh titled Zjavenie/Apokalypsa (Apparition/Apocalypse) takes us on a chronological journey of author’s work. First part of the exhibition consists of work created in 1995–2005, while still at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. The second part displays his newest work from 2012 created specifically for T-Gallery. 

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Exhibiting Géza’s newest and older work simultaneously demonstrates his consistent and carefully drafted art plan and shows his interest in religion and spirituality. His is not the interest of a theorist, but of a human seeking answers to fundamental questions of existence. The focal point of Géza’s artwork is human, his place under the sun, the meaning of life and sources of happiness. The artist, from the perspective of an observer, explores world religions and philosophies and looks for answers. Therefore, his art contains elements of Eastern philosophies, Hinduism, Buddhism as well as Western influences such as Judeo- Christian tradition, which is present in his newest graphic series inspired by the Book of the Revelation of Saint John the Divine also known as the Apocalypse of John. 

Géza’s prints are also reflecting and reacting to the current state of society and culture, whether it’s his criticism of consumerism and superficiality, as he looks for escape in Eastern philosophies or hypothetical end of the world skillfully fueled by the media. 

October 6 at 6 pm, ANALOG EPILOGUE — LINOLEUM IS NOT WHAT IT USED

Accompanying program in T-Gallery will be concluded by Géza Németh and his demonstration of the printmaking process and explanation of use of the classic „analog“ printing press. Vintage Yellow (Katarína Kopajová, Marek Rebro) & friends (Ján Fröhlich, Kubo Kováč) will play their “analog epilogue”. Afterwards, 3x za deň (Edo Martiček, Dado Nakládal, Miloš Mečíř, Michal Hrušík) will play their debut concert. 

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Exkurzia do cudzích svetov

Excursions into alien worlds

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16. 06. - 07. 07. 2012
art opening: 15. 06. 2012, 19:00

The rift between the private and the public is traditionally very narrow. Oftentimes, its sole existence is disputable. On which side of this rift can we find the medium of a diary, created upon the spur of a curator? Is it authentic despite its specificity? Are we dealing with a manner plainly strategic, a manipulated content? If so, which strategies are selected by individual artists and how much “tailor-made privacy” do they chose to reveal via their diaries?

curator: Magda Ševčíková

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Eight artists from Slovakia and the Czech Republic were approached to create an authorship diary during one month (May) which was meant to reflect – not necessarily – their private experiences and impressions, while being aware of their subsequent presentation to the public eye. The form, content and authenticity were left entirely to the artist’s consideration. Thus, in fact, the offer was to voluntarily release and reveal their personal identity and world-view to the visitors of T-Gallery, to present their innermost strategies and intentions. Their alternative was naturally to hide, to assemble an arsenal of masks, to manipulate the viewers with dishonest content. This exhibition can be perceived as a game of truth and lie. The deception is not accessible to us without deeper penetration, our awareness and knowledge of the wider context of the artist’s inner universe.

The approach to diaries differs widely across the spectrum of artists. Some conceive theirs as an intimate confession, a well which assembles what is personal from its position on the outskirts of the public sphere. For others, the diary becomes a ‘meta-diary’, a strategic tool, balancing on the edge of authenticity and a ploy.

For instance, Olga Paštéková has been creating diaries for years, mainly for her own need. She thus presents deeply personal work, which reveals much of her inner world for those who are ‘initiated’. Kamila Zemková also presents a very subjective and authentic piece, complemented by a series of drawings. In the case of these two authors, we can exclude an ambition of viewer-manipulation mentioned above, though some information may be mystified.

The remaining authors transform their expressive tool into a meta-diary and in their hands, it becomes strategic. Peter Cvik presents his drafts and sketches, which he uses as bases for his paintings. His drawings are thus authentic, but intentional, they are not created merely to capture or note the subjective. Tereza Damcová has a similar method when creating, her simple drawings are a result of her intense need to sketch, they do not reflect the every-day, and they must be viewed as practice. Michaela Langová conceives her diary as conceptual art. With the aid of astrology, she observes the impact of the moon’s phases on her persona and captures the results. She plays with the form of the diary, mainly its material. Soňa Patúcová transforms into a peeping tom, she notices her surroundings and the miniature alterations and changes thereof, capturing them photographically. She is an observer, who does not participate. Rastislav Podhorský exhibits a sort of ‘agricultural diary’, which presents short stories. It is not personal. The parallel with daily press is tangible through examining the material used. Finally, Lucia Tallová uses light-boxes to capture (initially) insignificant changes in the blue-prints of an apartment, which influence her, the inhabitant, immediately.

Interestingly, not one of these strategic meta-diaries is formal, regarding their content or execution. The diaries, created on a whim and with a purpose to be publicized, observe the interests of the artists in an apparent or round-about way, thus, in a limited way, we can regard them as authentic. The personal input is tangible, visible and inseparable, even if their aim is to deceive.

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Cena za kresbu

Drawing Award

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19. 05. - 10. 06. 2012
art opening: 19. 05. 2012, 19:00

T-Gallery in cooperation with the gallery Daniez & de Charette organized Drawing Award for young professional artists and students in their last year of art schools.  T-Gallery and Daniez & de Charette awarded two prizes: Jury Award and Audience Award.  

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Jury Award was awarded based on two rounds.  In the first round, the jury chose 10 finalits based on digital previews of their work . In the second round the jury judged the artworks of the finalists installed directly in T-Gallery. 

The winner of the Audience Award was chosen by the audience from the 10 finalists of the first round of the competition.  On May 19th, 2012 between 9am and 6pm, the visitors to T-Gallery had the option of voting for one artist by filling out a ballot in the gallery space. The artist with the highest number of votes got the opportunity to exhibit her individual work in T-Gallery in 2013.

On May 19th, 2012, the jury picked one artist who exhibited his work during a collective exhibition at the gallery Daniez & de Charette in Paris in fall 2012.

The 10 finalits were: Katarína Caková, Katalin Decsi, Paulína Ebringer, Adrián Hnát, Daniela Krajčová, Milan Ladyka, Mária Matrková, Erika Miklóšová, Slavomíra Ondrušová, Pavol Truben

The Jury Award and the Audience Award were awarded by Pauline Daniez and Victoire de Charette during the art opening of the exhibiton on May 19th, 2012 at 11pm in T-Gallery. 

The winners of the zeroth annual Drawing Award were: 

Jury Award: Milan Ladyka

Audience Award: Daniela Krajčová

During the art opening, the bands Pressburg singers, For devil faces, Vintage Yellow and the saxophonist Etienne de la Sayette performed. 

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Drawing: 11 propositions

Drawing: 11 propositions

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31. 03. - 24. 04. 2012
art opening: 30. 03. 2012, 19:00

T-Gallery presents the creations of eleven young Slovak artists, for whom the medium of drawing is an intrinsic and inseparable element of their work: Erik Binder, Dávid Demjanovič & Jarmila Mitríková, Kristína Hečková, Dita Kaplanová, Daniela Krajčová, Katarína Morháčová, Daniela Olejníková, Katarína Poliačiková, Oľga Paštéková, Martin Ševčovič, Pavol Truben.

Each one of the participants was approached with a quest of creating their own proposition – to present their own, original intention within the field. The exhibition Drawing: 11 propositions is a combination of 11 unique outlooks, 11 microcosms, projects, which emphasize new horizons of contemporary drawing.

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Drawing is a universal technique, used by artists of all times. It is a laboratory of creativity and a medium, which unveils the most intimate emotions of the artist. Contemporary drawing is not limited by any particular technique, background or form of presentation; it focuses on a strong, solid relationship with idea and line.

As the artist, Bernard Moninot says: « The traditional relationship between drawing and idea, the possibility of observing the creative process itself through the traces it leaves, now enhanced by new techniques and materials, open different perspectives on the space and materiality of contemporary drawing. »

Drawing: 11 propositions emphasizes the variety among the youngest of Slovak artists, not only through their use of diverse techniques and materials, but also their different approaches to the materialization of the idea, stretching from figurative into conceptual, into multimedia and in situ projects. Each of these works broadens the field of drawing and contributes to the constant mutation of its definition. 

A catalogue published by T-Gallery will accompany the exhibition.

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Arte Cocodrilo

Arte Cocodrilo

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21. 01. - 25. 02. 2012
art opening: 20. 01. 2012, 19:00

Arte Cocodrilo is a group of printmakers whose main aim is to support and renew interest in Mexican graphic tradition through providing of support for production and exhibitions. Arte Cocodrilo was created in the year 2005 as an initiative of René Almanz who opened the Arte Cocodrilo art gallery and studio in Monterrey where members of the group can work and exhibit. The impulse for this initiative was the intensifying graphic art production in the state of Oaxaca in the period of political unrest in the year 2006 which boosted the conception of works that reacted on the current issues of the time. Making use of traditional printmaking techniques like intaglio and woodcut, the artists from Oaxaca not only reacted to the current issues but also created a new, fresh and contemporary art language for a traditional medium. This new art language absorbed the style of street art and graphic design and renewed interest of the young generation in the printmaking medium.

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Printmakers from Oaxaca joined printmakers from Monterrey, which led to their working alternatively in both cities. This work concept enables them to apply the style and particularities of both Mexican states, and at the same time to maintain an extraordinary openness to new stimuli and to prevent stereotypes and clumsiness of local production.

Arte Cocodrilo currently supports 20 members, five of which are presented at T-Gallery: Daniel Acosta, Uriel Marín, Daniel Berman, Nicolás Guzmán and Iraís Esparza. Each one of these artists adheres to the Arte Cocodrilo principles in their own way and shows five different approaches to the „contemporalization“ of traditional printmaking techniques. The exhibition will show a total of 35 works using the following techniques: lithography, woodcut, etching and aquatint.

After the exhibition of contemporary Slovak graphic art in Mexico in 2010, it is a logical step to show contemporary Mexican graphic art in Slovakia embodied in the works of the most powerful contemporary Mexican printmaking group: Arte Cocodrilo.

Arte Cocodrilo exhibited their works in October 2011 at Multiplied fair in London organized by the world renowned auction house Christie’s.

The exhibition will introduce the book Koloman Sokol v Mexiku (Koloman Sokol in Mexico) by Katarína Macurová. The book’s topic is the impact of the Slovak printmaker Koloman Sokol on modern Mexican art with a primary focus on printmaking and provides theoretical background to the exhibition of Arte Cocodrilo in Slovakia.

During the exhibition of Arte Cocodrilo in the main gallery space, T-Gallery will use its printmaking depository to present the works of Valeria Caballero, a young Mexican graphic artist, as well as five artists represented by T-Gallery: Jiří Klabal, Katarína Macurová, Géza Németh, Daniela Olejníková and Omar SM.

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Predajná Vianonočná Výstava - otvorený "sklad"

Predajná Vianonočná Výstava - otvorený "sklad"

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03. 12. - 23. 12. 2011
art opening: 02. 12. 2011, 19:00

From the 3rd to the 23rd of December, T-Gallery is going to open its drawing and printmaking depository. You will have the opportunity to look through and buy the newest works by artists represented in T-Gallery:

Gábor Gyenes, Jiří Klabal, Katarína Macurová, Géza Németh, Daniela Olejníková, Ové Pictures, Omar SM, Martin Ševčovič 

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We are going to answer all your questions regarding the technique and origin of the works as well as guide you in the selection of frames. We will also make sure that you get your chosen print or drawing framed, gift wrapped and ready to be placed under the Christmas tree.  

Prints and drawings cost between 29 and 290 EUR. 

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Východ

Východ

Géza Németh

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13. 10. - 12. 11. 2011
art opening: 12. 10. 2011, 19:00

T-Gallery is honored to show the personal exhibition of Géza Németh, one of the most productive members among the youngest generation of Slovak printmakers. His work was shown in fifteen individual exhibitions in Hungary, Slovenia and Slovakia, as well as in group exhibitions in China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Egypt, Russia, Italy, France, Spain and Poland. Géza Németh was presented with a number of awards. The most important of these is the award he received this year in Kyoto in Japan. Apart from collections in Slovakia, his prints were acquired for collections in Egypt, as well as the National Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan.

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Literary parallel to the concept of the exhibition Východ could be Herman Hesse's Siddharta. The short story is a story of Siddharta, a Nepali man, and his quest for the meaning of life. Hesse (1877 – 1962), in trying to find a way out of the social crisis of his era as well as his personal crisis, looks for answers in Eastern teachings. The story of Siddharta describes seeking one's own being and existence without limits imposed by teachings. Wisdom is not teachable by doctrine, it is necessary to grow into it through life. 

A similar societal and ideological context inspired Géza Németh in creating his prints. The artist feels fatigue, disappointment and demotivation stemming from Western civilization, which has a shiny veneer, but is thoroughly rotten underneath. His prints react to the emptiness and delusions of twisted priorities of materialistic society, where possessions mean more than spiritual values, prestige and career are more important than friendship and loyalty, and freedom and fun are prioritized over families. 

The author looks for the way out of the collapse of Western civilization, which is manipulated by ego and money in Eastern philosophies.  He does not favor a particular ideology or religion, but rather embarks on his own journey to find the meaning of life using Eastern wisdom.  For Géza, East represents and asylum where values, spirituality and adherence to rituals and traditions are still alive and well. Eastern philosphies offer a way to get to know oneself and answer questions: Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going? What is the goal and the meaning of my life?  

The prints introduced at the exhibition Východ are a visual representation of artists journey, as can be seen by the names such as Battle in microcosm, Anger, Meditation, Catharsis, Light being born or Fulfilled dream. 

The artist chose linocut and woodcut and uses them perfectly.  He uses specifics of the material to maximize the effect of his prints, however, always in line with the concept and artistic intent. 

Optimistic colorfulness of Géza's prints evokes harmony and contentment, but the matrices themselves contain discontent and uncomfortable questions doubting the wy Western society functions. 

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BLAF 2012

BLAF 2011

30. 09. - 05. 10. 2011
art opening: 29. 09. 2011, 19:00

Dana Bubáková studied animation and multimedia at FAMU in Prague. She works with the medium of animated film in all its various forms as well as in the realms of free artistic creation. Projections of three of Dana Bubáková’s films will mark the opening of a new T-Gallery exhibition space on the ground floor of Panská street 24 to the public.

02. 10. at 7 p.m. Presentation about animated films and their various forms by Dana Bubáková.

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Bratislava Art Festival - BLAF is a festival of visual art, where the audience members can experience, understand, perceive and discuss art.  Festival is also a platform for active collaboration and networking of public and private galleries as well as for presentation of already established formats in contemporary art. 

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