Collective of artists APART arose in 2012. Since the beginning, its main program content is publication activity going under the name APART LABEL, which is mapping artistic expressions in their local environment. It focuses on selected tendencies of contemporary art forms, observes their and dwells on building an archive of this specific environment. Our ambition is not to map artistic activities in their full spectrum. We focus our attention on such outputs and researches of art forms, which in some cases reflect our own interest in specific themes.
In close connection with publishing activities, we are organizing Situations. Their realization is in forms of lecture, presentation, projects, exhibitions or they can accompany introduction of a book or they can exist as a single art piece. Their main attribute is performative character – work with various forms of temporality, ephemerality and unrepeatable character of the work.
Parallax is an intersection of our activities from the position of being artists. It includes exhibitions which we are attending as exhibiting artists, mostly it is collective presentations of APART collective, oftentimes in collaborations with the group XYZ and close circuit of artists. Onwards it includes exhibitions, which are organized in our conception and projects, which we organize or contribute on their organization; often with international overlaps.
Publishing publications, organizing lectures, projections, curatorial projects are not seen from position of publisher, curator.., but from an artist's perspective as an undetachable par of our artistic praxis. Today we consider the wide-spectrum of artist's field as inevitable and last but not least collective cooperation, undergoing and evolving in constant dialogue.
Former, actual associates and thanks:
Miroslav Csölle, Maťo Gavula, Lucia Gavulová, Jana Gombíková, Daniel Grúň, Michal Huba, Erik Janeček, Ivan Kalev, Dora Kenderová, Denis Kozerawski, Boris Ondreička, Kristína Országhová, Magdaléna Scheryová, Peter Sit, Viktor Šelesták, Milan Tittel, Filip Vančo, Jaro Varga, Andrej Žabkay
HIT Gallery emerged out of initiative of a non-profit association KARTEL in 2003. Activities of the gallery facilitate confrontation of both professional and wider public with actual trends of contemporary visual art. Their aim is to dynamize local art-scene and also to stimulate intercultural and international exchange motivating formation of new projects. Our main aim is to broaden awareness of contemporary art in Slovakia and surrounding countries, cultural exchange, creation of platform for discussion about various discourses in central-european contemporary art and also realization of projects in cooperation with broader theoretical sphere with generational overlaps. Since 2016 the APART collective is actively contributing to the curatorial program of the gallery.
opening hours: Tue—Thu: 3PM—6PM
Hviezdoslavovo námestie 18
Bratislava 811 03, Slovakia
APART STUDIO & OFFICE
Račianska 71, 832 59 Bratislava, Slovakia
DMD object n. 2
2. floor doors n. 109 A