SNP (Slovak National Uprising)
Prague’s Galerie Arcimboldo presents ten distinctive contemporary Slovak artists of what's known as the "middle generation" (those born between the events of 1968 and 1989). Several artists featured in the exhibition have already achieved international renown, including winners of the VUB Foundation Maľba Award as well as the prestigious Oskár Čepan Award – the equivalent of the Czech Jindřich Chalupecký Award.
Artists: ALEXANDRA BARTH - MICHAL ČERNUŠÁK - ANDREJ DÚBRAVSKÝ - VIKTOR FREŠO - KATARÍNA JANEČKOVÁ - MATÚŠ LÁNYI - IVANA ŠÁTEKOVÁ - ERIK ŠILLE - JÁN VASILKO - JÁN ZELINKA
Curator: Radek Wohlmuth
The exhibition’s opening takes place on August 29 - the anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising. Not only does it commemorate the state holiday that disappeared from the Czech calendar after the two countries split in 1991 but, it also refers to a specific event that helped set the stage for major episodes in the country's history.
All the artists exhibiting are bold, distinctive individuals – brought together they form an authentic image of contemporary Central European society and its turbulent stories, offering an insight into robust artistic generation that has something to say – without regard for formal borders.