Essl Art Award CEE – in Bratislava and Budapest
Milan Vagač was born 1987 in Bratislava. He studies at the Academy of fine arts and design in Bratislava.
The work shown in the exhibition was Entrances (2010) – a Mixed Media Installation.
Magdaléna Kuchtová was born in 1985 in Skalica, and is studying at the Academy of Fine arts and Design, Bratislava.
The work shown in the exhibition was Local Context (2010), an installation consisting of a photography work, a worktable with diverse material and a video installation.
Artist’s Statement Magdaléna Kuchtová:
“In the last years public space became my creative material, which interests me in its actual form with accumulated layers of genius loci, history, culture, social presence, etc. My aim is to adopt social, historical and cultural layers of public environment and its penetration with my visual intervention.”
Emőke Bada about her work “I am a container”: “This 1 minute long animation was inspired by the poem of my Danish schoolmate Emma Slebsager Nielsen. Its technique is stop motion. I created a shadow play to Emma’s text, by placing various objects on overhead projector and then changing their positions. The piece is about the fact, that one is only a container and to be able to take more in, you have to give yourself away.”
Anett Hamori was born 1985 in Miskolc, Hungary. She studies at the University of Fine Art in Budapest.
3 of her recent paintings are on show in the exhibition: “Gabor near the sea”, “Marit’s Christmas” and “Nadia in Pisa” (all of them 2010).
Anett Hamori on her work Nadia in Pisa: