Representative Halls — Exhibition Plan 2019


16 May – 18 August 2019

The Harvest

Artists: various
Curator: Mária Janušová

The exhibition will present artworks with agricultural themes that were added to the Nitra Gallery’s collection between 1965 (when it was founded) and 1989, i. e. the end of the com-munist regime. In that period, Nitra became an agricultural centre due to the power of ideol-ogy. That also influenced the Gallery’s acquisition policy and it started purchasing agricul-ture-themed pieces despite their variable quality. The goal of the exhibition project is to use a specific gallery collection in order to show how it can be influenced by its social regime, ide-ology and tools of power.

12 September – 24 November 2019

Faces of Freedom

Artists: selected artists from the international open call
Curator: Omar Mirza

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, Nitra Gallery in cooperation with the International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra have decided to show how contempo-rary artists reflect upon the theme of freedom. Freedom comes in various forms – freedom of the individual, society, speech, thought, religion, sexual orientation, movement, art, etc. How do we understand freedom? What does it mean to us? Do we need to fight for it? What do we do when it is exploited? The artists will be selected from an international open call. Both new and pre-existing artworks are eligible to apply as long as they incorporate the given topic, regardless of the technique and format, allowing also for happenings and performances. The selected projects will be presented at the Gallery and various public spaces across the city of Nitra.

12 December 2019 – 29 March 2020

Life (in) Tales

Artists: Edita Ambrušová, Konštantín Bauer, Štefan Belohradský, Ladislav Čarný, Ľudovít Fulla, Mi-ra Gáberová, Milota Havránková, Július Jakoby, Anton Jasusch, Vladimír Kordoš, Marek Kvetan, Stano Masár, Petra Nováková Ondreičková, Rastislav Podoba, Veronika Rónaiová, Dorota Sa-dovská, Pavla Sceranková, Ester Šimerová-Martinčeková, Toyen, Alexander Trizuljak and others (in development)
Curator: Ľudmila Kasaj Poláčková

The exhibition project interprets the feelings of the individual after experiencing and pro-cessing a life-changing event (trauma). What feelings, efforts, desires and personal transfor-mations does the individual undergo in their “new” life which received a new status and is full of new situations? The presented visual art with its themes and imagery tries and an-swers various internal questions and reviews the polemics we experience. How should we interpret a desire for a life-changing event, how do we look at ourselves and how do others see us? Through the works of the central European avant-garde art (Toyen, Jasusch, Jakoby, Bauer, Šimerová -Martinčeková) that are related to modernistic and contemporary artists (Ambrušová, Belohradský, Gáberová, Havránková, Kordoš, Fulla, Kvetan, Podoba, Trizuljak, Sadovská, Sceranková, Rónaiová, Čarný, Nováková Ondreičková, Masár…).