Exhibitions plan 2021 — The Youth Gallery

 

11 March 2021 – 30 May 2021
Hunters and Gatherers

Artist: Jana Mináriková
Curator: Omar Mirza

Hunters hunt. Hunters gather. Hunters have their towers – spaces non-spaces situated in the fields or clearings, temporary DIY architectures with peculiar exteriors and interiors designed for observing and hunting. Collections of taxidermies, antlers, fangs or skins decorate the hunters’ homes.
The exhibition will present a series of photographs documenting hunting towers all over Slovakia. It will be followed by a short film demonstrating the process of taxidermy. There will be an actual catch [deer feeder] set up in the gallery, so the deer are expected to visit as well.


10 June 2021 – 29 August 2021
Ján Ďurina

Curator: Ľudmila Kasaj Poláčková

Ján Ďurina (1988) works with photography, video, performance, music, the written and spoken word. His works reflect upon on the matters of identity, human loneliness, corporeity and mental health. The Youth Gallery exhibition project’s focus point will be the intimate correspondence between the artist and the curator. The written dialogue will allow the visitor to experience the visual installation in the gallery on an even deeper level.


9 September 2021 – 7 November 2021
Šimon Chovan (working title)

Curator: Barbora Geržová

Šimon Chovan belongs to the youngest generation of artists in the current art scene. In 2019, he finished his studies at AFAD in Bratislava. His works reflect upon the new technologies that define our contemporary and existential addition, he is also interested in visual smog, the way the world works and not just our place in it. The artist’s research showcases an interesting contemplation on the latest state-of-the-art technologies as objects that affect the world of humans. However, it also works the other way around, he also sees them as subjects that react to mankind. He creates objects, installations, even site-specific ones, which are often interactive.


25 November 20201 – 30 January 2022
Fairytales (working title)

Curator: Dominika Kuchynková

Storytelling is one of the oldest and most widespread oral traditions in almost every culture. The rich content of fairy tales is something we would have trouble finding a match for. We grow up with them, learn to understand the world through them and carry them with us until we are old which is when we pay them forward to younger generations. We often create our own narratives and fictional images in our heads. We fabulate, make ourselves the heroes of fantastic stories where the dream meets the reality, where the unthinkable becomes real, even the things we are afraid of. Sometimes the illusion can be so strong, we believe it ourselves and even persuade others to believe it as well. We let fragments of illusions penetrate our reality. When is there too much of them? Our imagination has no limits, it creates a world where everything is possible. The omnipresent duality of lights and shadows creates the basic principle of every world, the real one and the made-up one, the “unreal” one.

The plan may be subject to change.