Galéria mladých – Nitrianska galéria, Župné námestie 3, Nitra


The project “THREE” presents works of three students from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. Their selection is not coincidental...



Authors: Monika Owca Baranová, Aneta Macaríková, Andrea Štrbová

Curator: Mira Podmanická

Exhibition opening: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 5 p.m.

Following the exhibition we would like to invite you to join our afterpARTy, an informal discussion with the authors and curator.

Venue: Youth Gallery – Nitra Gallery, Župné námestie 3, Nitra, Slovakia
The exhibition is open until April 7, 2013

The project “THREE” presents works of three students from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. Their selection is not coincidental. They studied together during their undergraduate studies, the same year and the same studio (studio of doc. Ján Hoffstädter) where they spent together three years. In spite of their common backgrounds they present three diverse, three possible approaches and views of sculpture. Their exhibition is a uniting link where their diverse roles as friends, schoolmates, colleagues and competitors intersect.

The aim of the exhibition is to introduce their works that considerably differ, in spite of the fact or because of the fact that their authors were classmates or studied in the same studio. Each author chose her own area of interest already during their studies and also her own specific approach, way of creation and presentation. Their works represent various forms, which range from a relief to an object, installation, video, and comic strip.

Monika Owca Baranová chose her nickname or a funny equivalent of her surname to be her alias and she uses it at the university as a label. She is influenced by Manga and comics culture, but at the Department of Sculpture she tries to develop this topic in two and three dimensional works. Her exhibition exposition is a comic strip based on real photographs, which are stylized in a fictive story where she and her friends have become characters in a computer game.

Aneta Macaríková examines and brings back to life her own family history. A marionette, freely standing in the space, can move and her parts are moulded on the basis of authors’ body parts. It is created and connected in a traditional way as a classical puppet. It refers to its historical origin but also to the author herself, who identifies with the marionette as well as with the forgotten past of her family. There are sketches, texts and messages on the wall referring to Aneta’s – Marionetta’s origin, history, moulding and presentation.

Andrea Štrbová in her own way, humorously and sometimes even morbidly, transforms dead animals to hybrids, static or moving, installed in museum showcases. They are frightening and attractive at the same time. They are familiar and also unfamiliar. Objects are complemented by video experiments with animals. Here animals change from stuffed creatures from a museum into objects of research with an unclear result.

The works by these students represent a selection of many possible approaches within the field of contemporary young sculpture, object and installation.

Mira Podmanická

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