The main objective of the organisers of this event is to present the widest range of possibilities explored in concrete and geometric art. Geometric abstraction represents one principle and an infinite number of creative possibilities. Over the past century, geometric abstraction went through interesting developments reflected in the works of artists, unique mutations, diverse syntheses and opposing forces, formal and philosophical reverberations. Even today, many artists enhance its development in new dimensions. This form of fine art has a rich tradition in Slovakia and Bohemia, where a joint Czech-Slovak Concretist Club was established in 1967, as well in other countries, such as Hungary, Poland, Austria, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland among others.
This exhibition is showcasing a broad spectrum of generations ranging from renowned artists to the youngest protagonists. The international cooperation opens up opportunities for a deeper appreciation of other cultures through the universal medium of art.
The central part of the exhibition project representing the artists from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Hungary, France, the Netherlands (Bob Bonis, de Jong Orlando)and Germany is shown in the Umelka Gallery in Bratislava, and further exhibitions are planned to open in the Gallery Z, the Gallery of the French Institute, the Gallery of the Polish Institute, the Gallery of the Austrian Cultural Forum, and the Bratislava City Gallery.
The partners and co-organisers of the event are the Slovak Arts Council, Bratislava Old Town Council, Ars Bratislavensis, the Slovak Union of Visual Art, participating galleries and foreign cultural institutes, including the Polish Institute, the French Institute, the Hungarian Cultural Institute, the Austrian Cultural Forum as well as some embassies, partner institutions and foreign organisations. The main organiser and co-curator of the event is Viktor Hulík.
Levente Bálványos, Barna Benedek, Bob Bonies, Tibor Gáyor, Hans-Jörg Glattfelder, István Haász, Katalin Haász, István Haraszty, Katalin Hetey, Viktor Hulík, Tamás Jovánovics, Antal Kelle, Tamás Konok, Zsuzsanna Kóródi, Dóra Maurer, Manfred Mohr, János Megyik, András Mengyán, Vera Molnár, Barbara Nagy, István Nádler, Judit Nemes, Kamilla Szíj a András Wolsky.
Event Concrete Summer 28.6.2018 Bratislava
15.00 – Anna Szprynger (PL), Polish Institute
16.00 – Peter Roller, Bratislava City Gallery
17.00 – Barbara Höller (A), Gallery of the Austrian Cultural Forum 18.00 – Fabrice Ainaut (F), Gallery of the French Institute
19.00 – OSAS, Gallery Z 20.00 – Štefan Balázs, Mária Balážová, Joanick