In all Visegrad countries there have been artist run initiatives, that are a kind of laboratory for new art forms. The beginning of this kind of activities was associated with conceptual art (in the 70s). The aim of the Project is to organize a meeting and to intensify the cooperation between the ARIs (Artist Run Initiatives) from Visegrad countries as well as to collect materials for further research on ephemeral art.
The event comprises of presentations of the documentation of the artist run galleries, performance art shows, as well as a Symposium and discussion panel and a publication.
As part of the project there will be 2 performance art nights by invited artists from Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary.
The representatives of ARIs from the 4 countries participating in the Project will present
the documentation of chosen projects realized by their Galleries
It happened and it still happens. Ephemeral art in Visegrad Countries - practices and theoretical reflection(symposium)
Art historians from 4 Visegrad countries that are engaged in ephemeral art will present their papers on the history of ephemeral art institutions in their countries.
Artists and critics participating in the project:
Slovakia: József R. Juhász, Daniel Dida, Linda van Dalen; critic: Jozef Cseres
Czech Republic: Jiri Suruvka, Francisek Kowolowski, Jana Zimčíková; critic: Tomas Pospiszyl
Hungary: Balint Sombati, Imre Dénes, Péter Vályi; critic: Katalin Balázs
Poland: Józef Robakowski, Anka Leśniak, Adam Klimczak: critic: Łukasz Guzek