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Fear of the Unknown

The European refugee crisis we are facing at the moment is the most serious one since World War II. Dom umenia/Kunsthalle Bratislava is the first state cultural institution in Eastern Europe to prepare an exhibition on this topical theme. This international project, curated by Lenka Kukurová, presents established artists from abroad alongside prominent representatives of the Slovak scene.

Known in the whole world and almost unknown at home

Centre Pompidou in Paris and MoMa in New York have him in their collections. He was a Czechoslovak artist who achieved outstanding international success in his short life. Dom umenia/Kunsthalle Bratislava presents the First Retrospective of the conceptual artist Ján Mančuška, which is his first big exhibition in Slovakia. The exhibition opening will take place on November 12, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.


What happens when two galaxies collide without any encounter?

The exhibition season of Kunsthalle LAB in Bratislava will be concluded with a solo show of Pavla Sceranková (*1980), a Slovak sculptor and current finalists of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award. The opening of the exhibition entitled Collision of Galaxies is to be held on Thursday, 17 December 2015, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibition lasts until 14 February 2015.


When the initial laughter stops, reality steps in

“Contemporary art is nothing but a business, but we take it as a joke.” These are the words of Nika Oblak & Primož Novak, an artist duo exhibiting in Slovakia for the very first time. Kunsthalle LAB will host the opening of their show And Now For Something Completely Different 5 curated by Petja Grafenauer on Thursday, 5 November 2015, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibition will last until 6 December 2015.


Fresh, unexpected and poetic ways of reading Bratislava

Kunsthalle LAB launches the busy upcoming autumn season with an international project of curator Belinda Grace Gardner entitled Psychogeographic Junction. The exhibition presents four contemporary German artists who interact in a dialogue with Bratislava and its citizens. The opening of the exhibition will be held on Thursday, 17 September 2015 from 6 pm to 8 pm. The exhibition will run until 25 October 2015. 



Openly on feminism!

The “window gallery” Kunsthalle LAB of the Dom umenia/Kunsthalle Bratislava is to host a new exhibition on feminism – an issue that still remains current and rather sensitive within contemporary art. The opening of the exhibition organized as part of the zero year of the festival FestFem will be held on Thursday, July 16th 2015, from 6 to 8pm. The exhibition will run until September 6th 2015. 


Kunsthalle LAB Keeps Visitors and Passers-By under Surveillance

On 6th November, Kunsthalle LAB will host an exhibition of a Polish-Hungarian visual artist duo known as Elektro Moon Vision. The interactive multimedia projects of Elwira Wojtunik and Popesz Csaba Láng represent the more progressive part of contemporary Central European visual art. The exhibition project entitled Random Eye Check (REC) was selected based on an international open call. The selected installation virtually draws visitors and passers-by into a sphere of constant surveillance. For the purpose of the exhibition, the Bratislava Kunsthalle adjusted the LAB’s opening hours. The gallery will be open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and until 9 p.m. on Fridays, but the installation can also be viewed outside the opening hours until midnight. It is hoped the evening setting will deepen the experience of this remarkable exhibition.

English: KHB prerušuje výstavu PARADOX 90., po Mesiaci fotografie bude pokračovať ďalej, program LABu a KLUBu zostáva nezmenený

ENG: Dom umenia/Kunsthalle Bratislava (KHB) preruší svoju výstavu s názvom PARADOX 90. Kurátorské koncepcie v období mečiarizmu (1993 – 1998). Úvodná výstava v novovzniknutej galérii potrvá do 22. októbra 2014 a ďalej bude pokračovať od 11. decembra 2014 do 1. februára 2015. Dôvodom je výstavný plán medzinárodného festivalu Mesiac fotografie (MF).