Bratislava takes the lead

Bratislava City Gallery has ceremonially launched the third rerun of the international exhibition project 'Years of Disarray 1908–1928. Avant-gardes in the Central Europe'.

The unique exhibition 'Years of Disarray 1908–1928. Avant-gardes in the Central Europe' has opened its gates on Thursday, June 27, this time on the ground of the Bratislava City Gallery at the beautiful space of the Mirbach Palace. The director of the gallery Ivan Jančár welcomed guests of the exhibition opening and emphasised the meaning of the international cooperation. “The Olomouc Museum of Art, focused on the central European art, played the key role of the project initiator. Together we tried to find not only the united context, but also specifics of modern art in the individual countries. If the solitary research of our own history is interrupted, we have a possibility to look at the development of art in the Central Europe from a bright new perspective,” stressed in his speech Ivan Jančár. The exhibition opening was closed by a concert of the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra from Budapest under the baton of Péter Tfirst performing in the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation of Our Lady. 

Soon enough the Bratislava City Gallery will also take charge of the common international educational programme prepared for high school students. Although the first school year of the ArtCoMe project ended very recently, preparations for the next part of the project are in full swing. “We are already preparing a programme for the next school year. We are in talks with colleagues from the Bratislava City Gallery which will hold the upcoming student meeting. Especially we need to discuss the programme and share experiences gained so far in relation to the organisation of the individual meetings,” told the project coordinator Jana Macháčková.

Therefore project coordinators from the Olomouc Museum of Art held a meeting with colleagues from the Bratislava City Gallery to discuss possibilities of cooperation for upcoming months. In September bright new teams of students will enter the project which implies it is a big challenge for us. At the end of October the next international meeting will be held, this time in Bratislava, so there are lots of important tasks ahead of us,” added Terezie Čermáková, who created the concept of the international educational programme.