Night of Museums and Galleries 2019

City and Time

The East Slovak Gallery was established on December 7th 1951 and is the oldest regional gallery in Slovakia. This year, we would like to present the visitors of the Night of Museums and Galleries with the secrets hiding behind our work and introduce our institution as a “place in time.” What was the gallery like in the past, and how is it different today? Some great changes have taken place – come and see for yourself!

Protection of the collections and documentation 

At the Night of the Museums and Galleries, we will enable the visitors to enter the rooms of the East Slovak Gallery which are usually inaccessible. The number of entrants will be limited, so we advise you to book your visit in advance. We look forward to your visit!

17:30 Restoration studio

Visit the restoration studio with a demonstration of the subtle work of the art restorer of the East Slovak Gallery, Mária Kužidlová. Limited entry. You can reserve your place on the tour in advance by sending an email to lendelova@vsg.sk – do not forget to state “restoration studio” as the subject. 22 Alžbetina Street

18:30 Library

Visit the space of the upcoming library of the East Slovak Gallery guided by the head of the documentary centre, Katarína Nádaská. Limited entry. You can reserve your place on the tour in advance by sending an email to lendelova@vsg.sk – do not forget to state “library” as the subject. 27 Hlavná Street

20:30 Depository

Visit the gallery depository, which houses the most valuable collections of the East Slovak Gallery, with the gallery administrator, Ján Kovačič. Limited entry. You can reserve your place on the tour in advance by sending an email to lendelova@vsg.sk – do not forget to state “depository” as the subject. 27 Hlavná Street

Restoration

Saved / Restored Fire-Damaged Artworks of the East Slovak Gallery

This exhibition presents restored artworks which were previously damaged by fire. Apart from presenting significant pieces which have not been on display for 30 years, the exhibition also commemorates the 1985 gallery fire. It also demonstrates contemporary procedures employed in the preservation of pieces of art. 22 Alžbetina Street. 17:00 – 22:00 the exhibition hall will be open for the public

Lectures and discussions

18:00 – 19:30 Openly

You ask – we answer. An open discussion with the director of the East Slovak Gallery and her team. All visitors who are curious about the functioning of the gallery can attend an interactive exhibition in the foyer. Courtyard, 27 Hlavná Street

20:00 To the bare skin

Exploration of repaintings and retouches under UV light and a guided tour of the exhibition Saved / Restored Fire-Damaged Artworks of the East Slovak Gallery with the restorer of the exhibited works, Ludmila Zozuľáková, and the exhibition curator, Katarína Nádaská. 22 Alžbetina Street

22:00 How a build a gallery collection

In this section, we will introduce the newest acquisition of the East Slovak Gallery by František Klimkovics. In addition, we will talk about the process of adding artworks to the gallery’s collection. Historical hall, 27 Hlavná Street. 27 Hlavná Street

Guided visits
27 Hlavná Street
17:00 – 00:00 exhibition halls will be open for public
19:00 – 22:00 At the Turn / Art from 1980 to 1918
While attending the exhibition, you can talk to young mediators of art, who will tell you about the history of selected artworks. B/C
20:30 MarkTher / Jesus, Maria, Fire!
Guided tour of the exhibition with the East Slovak Gallery curator, Michal Štofa. A

21:15 How to make an exhibition?
Learn about the background of the exhibition At the Turn / Art from 1980 to 1918. Directly in the exhibition hall you can meet the exhibition’s production team, who will be ready to answer your questions. B/C

22:30 BIOS
Audio-visual performance of two contemporary artists, Boris Sirka and Jozef Tušan. Q

17:00 – 19:00 Creative labyrinth
Family program
art studio, 27 Hlavná Street

1.County house in all its glory
Do you know the place which hosts the gallery today? Did you know that it used to be located in a different building and that this is not the only building where the East Slovak Gallery exhibits art? Together we will learn about these buildings and we will analyse their architecture just like real historians.

2. Artworks hide their secrets
What is it like to reveal the secrets of pieces of art? Sometimes they lie in depositories for a very long time and we do not know very much about them. However, when they fall into the hands of art restorers, they often start to reveal their secrets.

Where do Art Noveau artists get their inspiration?
Did you know that there are researchers who investigate how artists paint and what inspires them in their work? No? It’s fine! We will work together in the gallery, experience what it is like to be an art investigator and we will also get creative.

A corner for the youngest artists
Workshop attendees can take all their creations back home!

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