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Painings, site-specific installation

24 May to 5 June 2022

New Synagogue, Žilina, SK

Curated by: Juraj Gábor, Tomáš Moravanský

Dominik Hlinka's exhibition situation consists of paintings mapping the process of dismantling the Sphéra and is also a memory of the time when this monumental object - an object intervention by Juraj Gábor - existed in the architecture of the New Synagogue in Žilina. Dominik Hlinka's paintings depicting the process of de-installation of this object, which were created during his month-long residency, could be seen during the dismantling of the Sphéry or installed by the elevator or on the piles of boards that were created together in the curatorial concept of Tomáš Moravanský.


Later, they were also exhibited separately in a two-week exhibition curated by Sphera's creator, Juraj Gabor. As part of Hlinka's process, Moravanský visited with the intention of making a film documentary, a satirical pseudo-constructionist film as if from the socialist era. The film is about a painter who captures the end of an era of a locally important monument and puts his whole heart into it but is also a worker of culture for the "general enrichment of society". The film is expected to be released in 2023.


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