Kunsthalle Bratislava (KHB) were established as an outcome of the pursuit of particular artists and theorists as well as the broader cultural public to create a representative exhibition space in the center of Bratislava.The Kunsthalle LAB is a window gallery that communicates with passer-byes through window displays. LAB's mission is to present interactive, site-specific projects that use light and sound, provoke active participation of audience and communicate towards the public space of a busy square while disturbing the traditional notion of contemporary art as a solely artistic discipline.
Esther Stocker - Kunsthalle
E S T E R S T O C K E R
Stocker’s narratives may be a bit more abstract than the comics she
admires, but reduction is definitely her thing: Early in her studies,
she specialized in portraiture but became so focused on the
relationship between a viewer and a painting that she found all she
needed to get her point across were simple black-and-white lines.
“When you work in a very minimal way in high contrast, maybe it’s only
two-dimensional, but you see it as three because you want to know
what’s the figure, what’s the foreground and background,” she explains.
The viewer spends time “wandering around in” the painting, trying to
make sense of it.
'Everything is the same. Judging by the symmetry of everything, I realise that the floor can't be real. 'It must be a mirror' I think, but why is the reflection so much darker than the real ceiling? Is the mirror waxed? Is it painted? To clear the matter I consult the exhibit's description. It turns out that this parallel world is merely a reflection made by a tank brimming with sump oil.
This is 20:50 by Richard Wilson. This exhibit is the only one in the Saatchi Gallery that is permanent.'
MUSICIANS & PERFORMACE
After discovering The Infinite Mix exhibition that celebrated contemporary video and image, I have realised that there musicians and street performers are the the big part of public art as well.
Music has been a good source of inspiration for ages etc. Sonya & Robert Delaunay
The Infinitive Mix
S U Z A N N E
M C C L E L L A N D
New York-based artist best known for abstract work based in language, speech, and sound
'The drawing had to do with what I was hearing. There was so much sound and so many kinds of speech all around the city; New York was full of human and mechanical sound, and that's what I sought to reflect in my paintings. I £;aw Barbara Kruger and Jenny Hölzer take on public spaces with their texts—it seemed like a kind of bravado with a purpose, or maybe it's better to say that the size of their work was integral to the subjects they had in play. Their use of advertising language and text displays made it possible to experience language in a physically immersive way, yet advertising wasn't something I wanted to be associated with at that time. It was so clean, smooth, sharp, and bright.'./Interview by Barry Schwabsky-bomb 2012/
Is it vandalism or poetic message? Is it art or rebellion?
art in a tube
Nomadic Community Garden
contemporary / artist development
Sculpture n front of Premier inn Blackfairs
K U R T
S C H W I T T E R S
Esther Stocker-reminding me of Gormley
Project Focus :depth research and rigorous experimentation,structure, silhouette, proportion, materials, texture ,how geometric forms relate to the body
R I C H A R D
W I L S O N
-an English sculptor, musician, and installation artist
-characterised by architectural concerns with volume, illusionary spaces
- square the block- subvert the original facade of building,
- He posed the question for himself: How can I make this building quake, create a building of performance? /Richard Wilson: Gallerie Mappin/
- CONCRETE /a building material made from a mixture of broken stone or gravel, sand, cement, and water, which can be spread or poured into moulds and forms a stone-like mass on hardening/
- MATT OR SHINY
- HEAVY ,MASSIVE
- ILLUSION /of space, material, method , size../
Saxophonist by Thames River
Stan Douglas - Luanda-Kinshasa (2013)
Some Parallels in Textiles and Composition | Art Practical
How Listening to Music can Inspire Your Creativity
TAGGING AND STREET ART
Shoreditch street art
Observation in Shoreditch
Hayward Gallery- I took pictures of this staircase. Even though it was not part of the exhibition, it can be still considered as a public design-public art.
M E R Z B A U _
Schwitters’ art was more than just the collage object itself.
It was a whole process, philosophy, and lifestyle, which he called merz—a nonsense word that became his kind of personal brand. He was a merz-artist who made merz-paintings and merz-drawings, and naturally, the place where he merzed—his studio and family home—was his merz-building, or Merzbau. Over the years, this Merzbaudeveloped into a kind of abstract walk-in collage composed of grottoes and columns and found objects, ever-shifting and ever-expanding. It was more than just a studio; it was itself a work of art.
Schwitters worked on the Hanover Merzbau from around 1923 until 1937, when he fled to Norway to escape the threat of Nazi Germany