Exhibiting artists: Gabriela Balašková, Patricia Balint, Adriana Bartschat, Miriama Bezegová, Daša Bielčíková, Simona Budzáková, Silvia Bulavová, Lenka Dojčanová, Patrícia Galabová, Zsolt Gubicza, Monika Haličková, Marek Hvolka, Andrea Chochoľáková, Ivana Jakubčáková, Erik Juríček, Sára Kakačková, Zsófia Karácsony, Oliver Kevély, Katarína Kiššová, Lucia Klenčíková, Rudolf Kráľovský, Nikoleta Kontová, Vanda Kozinková, Želmíra Kósová, Zuzana Kričková, Natália Kupcová, Pavol Macák, Barbora Masárová, Anežka Mešárová, Michaela Mituníková, Oliver Ostatník, Ana Pavlinji, Andrej Porubský, Silvia Pristašová, Monika Pšenicová, Mária Schoberová, Dušan Scholcz, Veronika Suchovská, Patrik Šopor, Jana Szigetiová, Romana Štefíková, Michaela Urbániková, Renáta Vanečková, Bettina A. Vanyová, Daniela Vargová, Dominika Zajacová, Monika Zajková, Nina Zibolenová, Jana Žemlová

Curators: Jana Mináriková & Martin Kratochvil

Duration:
16 February – 5 March 2017

Opening:
Thursday, February 16th 2017,
at 5.30 p.m.

Venue: The Bunker
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(Pin)hole

Students of the Department of Creative Arts and Art Education at the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra are trying to find out how deep inside themselves they can dive using the “hole” in their minds...

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A hole in someone’s head, a hole in someone’s soul, a hole in the world, a hole in the camera. A hole we can use to observe and to be observed. A hole as a visor into the world. We can experience safety or danger depending on which side of the “hole” we are standing. Is the world upside down just like it is on the back wall of a camera obscura? Asking questions and finding new ones. Students of the Department of Creative Arts and Art Education at the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra are trying to find out how deep inside themselves they can dive using the “hole” in their minds.

The exhibition presents students of several studios: Photography, Intermedia Art, Spatial Art. Each one uses its own tools to interpret the (Pin)hole theme. Photography took it literally: pinhole, as in a pin-sized hole in a beer can, glued into a box with photographic paper. Even in today’s digital era, we can still take photographs using an old box that used to contain shoes, chocolate or popcorn. The negative can be scanned and turned into a positive. The hand-made cameras that took the pictures are part of the pinhole photography projection.

The students of Intermedia Art used various media including video-installations, sound-installations, objects and ready-mades. Also a performance will take place at the opening.

The students of Spatial Art – Free Sculpture, understood the term (Pin)hole as an absence of matter that creates the hole. In their context, the hole represents a negative space, defined by its surroundings or a matter that plugs the whole, covers and hides it. An interesting sculptural expression is the origin of the hole. Perforations of various kinds, made with various tools into various materials became a challenging method of shaping the matter. If the perforated matter is compared to the human body, the sculpture takes on an individual and social point of view on the existence of holes in the human body. We can understand the hole as a disruption of wholeness, a disruption of continuity, a disruption of a closed value. In this way, the hole can acquire either a positive or a negative meaning. How the hole was created and how it works determines its value which can be viewed as a metaphor for the creation and extinction of life itself.


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