Art is there for people and for the most part, people will come to the art. Sometimes, however, art comes to the people–provided that someone has enough of the enthusiasm and commitment to bring it to them. We had an interview with one such “gallery nomad” in the name of art.
Ivana Madariová, curator of the Galerie Space, occasionally leaves the premises of her gallery on Stefánikova Road in Bratislava and goes on the road with her art. Then the Space becomes Nomadspace, in order to get closer to the people, in order to bring art onto the streets and into public spaces, and to get passers-by interested in the young artists of the gallery. In order to render the art mobile, a small transporter was converted in 2007, and the first destinations were multimedia and film festivals in Slovakia, in addition to Re:Sonance in Vienna, Artissima in Turin, Zurich, and the 9th International Festival of Contemporary Art for Women in the Slovenian capital, Laibach. Nomadspace features mainly video art. It must bring attention to itself on the fly and communicate with pedestrians on the road. The approaches towards doing this vary quite a bit. In the case of the artists’ group, Azzoro, from Poland, it is the irony and performativity to which they refer, in the case of Zbynek Baladran, one of the most well-known Czech video artists, he creates a balancing act between sociopolitical-philosophical depth and a corresponding visual form with his video series. Lenka Cisarova, refers to the curator, Madariová, as an example of recent art from Bratislava. A project from the student of fine arts in Bratislava, which involves a dancing ballerina in a box, fits well into the “Cargobox” of the small transporter, the showroom of Nomadspace - a gallery underway.
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