OPENING: 13. 4. 2023 OD 19H
EXHIBITION: 14. 4. – 20. 5. 2023

Neither village nor city. Until recently, Bratislava‘s Trnávka had the reputation of a wild periphery and an uncontrolled island that fiercely resisted all kinds of external influences. However, the relentless urbanization and gentrification of the city is beginning to dynamically change the original historical character marked by poverty. It is getting denser. Housing, multifunctional, sports, production and sales complexes are increasing. Some houses are to be sold, others reconstructed, parcels to be devided. Lenka L. Lukačovičová therefore systematically maps these visual changes and records the distinctive identity of this unique part of the city. Since she lives here herself, she does not see Trnávka as an “exotic” periphery, but as an integral part of her living space, where she constantly finds new nooks and crannies, yards, cars, paths, people, details and situations. She discovers places with unfulfilled potential, newly sprouting botany covering original layers, or absurdities in public space that interfere with otherwise “harmonious” surroundings. She has been working on this informal artistic research since 2020 and, in addition to photographic exhibitions and comprehensive zines, the project was also presented directly in the public space of Trnávka.
Lenka L. Lukačovičová (*1987) completed her master’s and PhD studies at the Department of Photography and New Media at the University of Fine Arts in Bratislava, where she currently works as the head of one of the studios. She exhibited independently in major galleries in Slovakia and the Czech Republic and participated in many prestigious foreign art festivals. She lives and works in Bratislava. www.lenkalukacovicova.sk

curators: Tereza Bonaventurová, Martin Fojtek