Research Symposium | 2nd part
Gabriela Garlatyová: Touch. Impressed Thoughts of Maria Bartuszová
The exhibition is accompanied by a symposium planned for Saturday, September 27th, between 11am and 4pm. The symposium will seek to animate the research on Maria Bartuszová’s art in a broader international context of the history of art.
The history (of art) knows lots of examples of narratives that have been omitted, forgotten or pushed out of the mainstream for various reasons. The one-day symposium devoted to the work of Maria Bartuszová, organized as part of the exhibition “Maria Bartuszová. Provisional Forms” is an attempt to bring one of such narratives to light again. At the same time, its aim is to look at the history (with a capital H) from the point of view of its own margin.
On the one hand, the invited guests will be returning to the past and explaining it, while on the other hand, they will be trying to revive the history: to situate it in a broader (often merely potential) perspective and to imagine possible (albeit non-existent) dialogues. By disturbing linearity they will be trying to look for contemporary meanings.
Gabriela Garlatyová is an art historian, curator of the Collection of Maria Bartuszová in Košice and curator and director of the Town Gallery in Rimavská Sobota (Mestská galéria). She also lectures on contemporary art of the second half of the 20th Century at the Faculty of Arts of the Technical University in Košice.
Since 2004 she has devoted most of her time to researching and presenting the work of Maria Bartuszová. She is also edited and wrote the first monograph about this artist.
She has curated more than 100 monographic exhibitions of Slovak artist accompanied by catalogues (selection): Štefan Balázs, Maria Bartuszová, Juraj Bartusz, Erik Binder, ViktorFrešo, Květa Fulierová, Ivica Krošláková, Juraj Meliš, Vladimír Popovič, Rudolf Sikora,Gyula Szabó, Biennial of painting?, Zero Years, Slovak visual art 1999 – 2011 from four curatorial perspective.