Bratislava City Gallery ­– Allowance organisation of the City of Bratislava, capital of the Slovak Republic
BRATISLAVA

STORIES AND PHENOMENA: 20TH CENTURY SLOVAK FINE ART II  | Galéria mesta Bratislavy | Allowance organisation of the City of Bratislava, capital of the Slovak Republic

Exhibitions


Explore the archive of exhibitions

DID YOU KNOW?

Before 1975, the City Gallery of Bratislava had its seat in the premises of the Primatial Palace.

Exhibition

STORIES AND PHENOMENA: 20TH CENTURY SLOVAK FINE ART II

Pálffy Palace (show Contact)
Permanent Exhibition
Curator: Mgr. Zsófia Kiss-Szemán

Phenomena in the Slovak fine art of the second half of the 20th century

The permanent exhibition presents the most significant art phenomena of the second half of the 20th century that critically determined the nature of art events in Slovakia. The aim of the exhibition is to identify individual phenomena and present the works of artists of many generations, typical of the Slovak fine art of the respective period. In accordance with the phenomena of fine art, the exhibition gives a picture of the formation of art and artistic thinking in Slovakia, while making possible to study art events in all their bearings. By putting the works of art into respective contexts in the development of art, the exhibition presents mutual interconnections and links among specific artworks, while these are preserving their own qualities and are presenting themselves as unique artefacts. The permanent exhibition also features two installations of extraordinary importance created for the given space in situ: the installation Villa of Mysteries by Alex Mlynárčik, originally created for the exhibition in Lund (Sweden) in 1966 – 1967, which presents significant part of our fine art and an authentic evidence of the period, and the installation Passage by Matej Krén, consisting of almost 15,000 books, which, together with mirrors, create an illusion of endless space and infinity of human knowledge. The artist donated the installation to the City Gallery of Bratislava in 2004.

Mgr. Zsófia Kiss-Szemán

 

 

 

 

Newsletter

Do you want to know what´s new at the City Gallery of Bratislava?

Other exhibitions/actions


Pálffy Palace / Exhibition
Curators: Marta Borgosz, Marek Jakubek, Piotr Kielan, Wojciech Pukocz
4. 10. 2017 - 27. 10. 2017
Mirbach Palace / Exhibition
Author: Rudolf Krivoš
22. 9. 2017 - 8. 1. 2018
Pálffy Palace / Exhibition
Author: Adam Friedrich Oeser
Curator: Jana Luková
19. 9. 2017 - 17. 12. 2017
Mirbach Palace / Exhibition
Author: Karol Baron
Curator: Ivan Jančár
12. 9. 2017 - 29. 10. 2017
 

Františkánke nám. 11, 815 35 Bratislava

Open daily except Mondays
11am - 6 pm

Panská 19, Bratislava

Open daily except Mondays
11am - 6 pm

Strechy Bratislavy
Author: Karl Hugo Frech
The photographs of works of art, promoting the exhibitions held at the City Gallery of Bratislava, published on the website, are subject to copyright protection under the Copyright Act. The City Gallery of Bratislava is not a copyright holder; it is the artist, or his/her heirs. The work of art becomes free more than 70 years after author´s death. The photographs of works of art published on the website can only be used with the prior written consent of the artist, his/her heir, or institution representing artist´s rights, otherwise it shall be regarded as copyright infringement.