duration: 17. 12. 2020 – 21. 3. 2021
curator: Katarína Nádaská
Východoslovenská galéria, Hlavná 27
The Premonstratensian abbey in Jasov is one of the most significant spiritual, cultural and economic factors in the history of the region with a significant Central European reach. In its exhibition program, the East Slovak Gallery has long paid attention to the balanced presentation of its own collection with a connection to the culture of the region and its research. As part of this plan, VSG established cooperation with the Premonstratensian Order in Jasov at the exhibition of the VSG collection of old art in 2017, during which works belonging to the confiscations from Jasov from the 1950s were exhibited. Cooperation also continued on the accompanying program and catalog. The VSG wants to continue a meaningful dialogue on making cultural heritage accessible.
Based on research into a convolute of confiscated works that formed part of the VSG collection of old art and returned to the owner in 2008, and other works from the abbey collection, the idea of a joint exhibition project arose. From the Middle Ages through the Baroque period to the liquidation of the order in the 1950s, the Premonstratensian Order built an important collection of art, book culture and architectural monuments, which is an integral part of Slovak art history, librarianship and history. The platform of the exhibition project is the worldwide 900th anniversary of the founding of the order, which we perceive as a suitable opportunity to make available to the public the extensive cultural heritage preserved by the abbey.