17.11.2020 – 13.12.2020 / Galéria MEDIUM, Bratislava Exhibition on the occasion of the 30th anniversary Department of Photography and New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava
Exhibiting artists: Eva Benková, Leontína Berková, Tomáš Agát Błonski, Petra Cepková, Iva Durkáčová, Martin Frič, Romana Halgošová, Anna Horčinová, Peter Huba, Dominika Jackuliaková, Jakub Jančo, Andrea Juneková, Ján Kekeli, Zuzana Kmeťová, Robo Kočan, Deana Kolenčíková, Ľuboš Kotlár, Dominika Ličková, Maija Laurinen, Matej Longauer, Lenka Lindák Lukačovičová, Paula Malinowska, Kvet Nguyen, Ingrid Patočková, Silvia Saparová, Magda Stanová, Ján Šipöcz, Filip Vančo
The exhibition Smoke and Mirrors on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Department of Photography and New Media of the VŠVU is a non-chronological curatorial selection of works by graduates and students of the department throughout its thirty years of operation. At the same time, it is a preparation for a deeper analysis of the view of photography in connection with the functioning of the department, which gradually profiled from (primary) utilitarian photography towards the expansion of the photographic field, to work with the photographic medium in the contexts of contemporary art. The main criterion for selecting the individual works represented at the Smoke and Mirrors exhibition was their continuing or rediscovered relevance visually and in terms of content, without taking into account the technological background associated with the creation of the work. The trajectory from analogue to digital (and back again) is neither linear nor definitive, but rather a kind of imaginary curve describing the needs and preferences of individual authors.
Curatorial team: Ema Hesterová, Oksana Hoshko, Barbora Komarová, Ľuboš Kotlár, Miroslava Urbanová Coordinations and logistics: doc. Mgr. art. Olja Triaška Stefanović, ArtD. Architectural solution and visual identity: Lucia Gandelová, Adriana Mišková, Doris Sisková, Jakub Tóth In cooperation with the Department of Visual Communication: Studio Space under the direction of: doc. Mgr. art. Marcel Benčík, ArtD., doc. Pavel Choma, akad.mal. Preklady: Jakub Ludrovský Technické zabezpečenie / Technical assistance: Viktor Tabiš