Research Symposium | 7th part
Boris Ondreička: On Corporeality and Rediscovery
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.
Boris Ondreička - born 1969 (Zlaté Moravce, SK) is an artist, curator and singer based in Bratislava, SK, and Vienna, AT. He has been working as project coordinator at Soros centre for contemporary arts, Bratislava, SK, director of art-initiative tranzit.sk <http://tranzit.sk>, Bratislava, SK, and curator at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, AT (since 2012). He has (co-)curated many exhibition projects. In 2010 he has co-founded the Július Koller Society. His artistic projects were exhibited in many international exhibitions. His HI! lo. was published at jrp Ringier, Zurich, CH. Since 1987 he is a lead-singer and lyrics-writer of the band “Kosa z nosa”, Bratislava, SK.