Exhibition: Iconic Ruins / Strategies
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For Shared Cities: Creative Momentum, an “iconic ruin” is a building of exceptional architectural quality in an exceptional location of a Central or Eastern European post-communist city. Think of a cultural centre, a shopping mall or a sport palace.
After the transition to democracy, iconic ruins have slipped out of public and political interest. These buildings of often unique and generous architectural solutions have been left neglected or abandoned. What is their future?
This exhibition, organized by the Slovak Academy of Fine Arts and Design in cooperation with the Medium Gallery, presents the results of ongoing research exploring the status quo of iconic ruins in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Serbia. A selection of students´ works will display the different approaches towards the regeneration of the following buildings:
Bratislava, Slovakia: Slovak TV and radio building, Istropolis Palace, Slovak National Gallery, Old Shopping mall in Kamenné square
Trnava, Slovakia: Hviezda cinema
Berlin, Germany: Czech Embassy in Berlin
Katowice, Poland: December Palace
Prague, Czech Republic: Swimming pool under Barrandov
Authors: Bišťan, Brádňanský, Halada, Hájek, Holocsy, Pišteková, Rypáková, Studený, students A2, A3, A4 KAT VŠVU, Hojstričová + Triaška Stefanović
Curators: Benjamín Brádňanský, Ján Studený
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Exhibition launch: 18 January, 6:00pm
The exhibition is open to the public until 19 February, 2018.