Summer Art Festival 2018 in Danubiana
This year we have also prepared a Summer Art Festival full of art for our visitors. In Danubiana, we will present four exhibitions including international and Slovak artists.
You will see:
C.H. PEDERSEN & E. ALFELT ‖ ARTISTIC COUPLE
Carl-Henning Pedersen was of essential significance for Danish art of the second half of the 20th century. The experimental nature of his work established the link of contemporary Danish art to the European avant-garde streams from the late 1930s. His work soon found recognition due to its original artistic language in which he successfully transformed the impulses of Cubism and Picasso, and particularly inspirations from the paintings of Klee, Kandinsky, Chagall and other masters.
MARKUS HUEMER ‖ THIS EXHIBITION HAS AN UTOPIAN SUPERFLUITY
Markus Huemer was born in Linz in 1968, where he studied Painting, while paying close attention to the direction in which media art was heading during Ars Electronica. After this he attended Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and was appointed a fellow at Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne. A scholarship from ZKM, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, in Karlsruhe intensified his interest in media art. In addition, he studied History of Art, Philosophy and Latin Philology. After a teaching post at Goethe University in Frankfurt he became a Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, where he stayed until 2015. Since 2000 Huemer lives and works in Berlin.
PATRÍCIA KOYŠOVÁ ‖ ZOOM
The theme of Patrícia Koyšová’s solo exhibition is expressed by the simple and apt title ZOOM referring to the view through the lenses of a camera, which enables the fluid change of the focal point for imaging objects at various distances with a permanent focus. Koyšová consistently works with the process of depiction and vision, especially in abstract painting whose morphological structure is flexible, floating, and forces the search for focal points, yet the gaze of spectator is swept away on waves, streams and swirls.
DUŠAN KÁLLAY ‖ MAGICAL WORLD OF COLORS
“I live my life on the border that separates dream and reality.” And it is this dream aspect of Dušan Kállay’s concepts which we admire in his illustrations and paintings. His dreams, no matter how connected with reality, exist outside this reality and cannot escape it. What seems to us to be a faithful depiction slips away into a mysterious world of unconventional relations and circumstances. This allows the artist to discover the diversity of the world in various forms: through the bizarre world of people, animals and things.