Lectures in November 2016 were led by Boris Ondreička, a curator, artist, author and singer based in Bratislava, SK and Vienna, AT. He has worked as project coordinator at the Soros Centre for Contemporary Arts, Bratislava, SK, director of art-initiative tranzit.sk, Bratislava, SK, and, since 2012, as the curator at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, AT. Where he has (co-)curated Rare Earth (eponymous book published with Sternberg Press); Supper Club; Tomorrow Morning Line; Ephemeropteræ (ongoing since 2012) and recently Olafur Eliasson: Green light—An Artistic Workshop. Among others he has also co/curated Manifesta 8, Murcia and Cartagena, ES; Being the Future, Palast der Republik, Berlin, DE; Symposion at The Event, Birmingham, UK; Auditorium, Stage, Backstage, Frankfurter Kunstverein, DE; and individual projects of Lois & Franziska Weinberger, Stano Filko, Andreas Neumeister, Július Koller, Denisa Lehocká, Zbyněk Baladrán, Ján Ballx and other projects. In 2010, he co-founded the Július Koller Society.
His artistic projects include Manifesta 2, Luxembourg, L; Venice- (Czecho-Slovak & Roma pavilions); Prague-, Gyumri-, Torino-, Anzengruber-, Tai-Pei-, Athens- , Kyiv-, Jakarta- biennales; MoMA-PS1 NYC, USA; BAK Utrecht, NL; Maastricht, NL; W139 and De Appel, Amsterdam, NL; Smak, Gent, BE; Kunsthalle Loppem, BE; Marres, Tramway Glasgow UK, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Turin, IT; Le Plateau, and Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, both Paris, F; Frankfurter-, Kölnischer-, Badischer-, Münchener-, Stuttgarter Kunstvereins, DE; Kiasma, Helsinki, FI; HKW, Berlin, DE; ACAF, Alexandria, EG; Museum of Modern Art Warsaw; Overgaden Copenhagen; Slovak and Czech national galleries, Moravian gallery; Secession, Mumok, Kunsthalle, Tanzquartier, all Vienna, AT; Donaufestival, Krems, AT; Magazin 4, Bregenz, AT; and elsewhere. His HI! lo. was published at tranzit / jrp Ringier, CH and One Second / Out of Time at Revolver, DE. Since 1987 he is the lead-singer and lyricist for the band Kosa z nosa, Bratislava, SK. He has given lectures and workshops at academies in Vienna, Linz and Prague, Royal College of Arts London, Dutch Art Institute Arnhem, Documenta 12 Kassel, Sharjah Foundation Sharjah.
07.11 - 11.11.2016
Seminar and tutorials
Discussion of Boris Ondreička (SK) with a psychiatrist and artist Dr. Ján Ballx (SK) on Separation Anxiety
08.11.2016 / 19:00 / Next Apache / Public lecture
Contemporaneity / From romanticism (individualism, relativism, consumerism, modernism) to crosslinked nature.
The project was supported by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic as part of the program KEGA (no.005VŠVU-4/2016).