Spanish exhibition in Danubiana
The End of a Long Journey is an exhibition of the Spanish painter Miguel Ybanez, organised by the Spanish Embassy in Slovakia. The exhibition opens at 16:00 on March 17 at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Čunovo and lasts till June 22. For more information, check out www.danubiana.sk or call 0903 605 505.
Italian Institute film festival
The Italian Culture Institute in Bratislava invites you to see "Morte di un Matematico Napoletano" (Death of Napoli Mathematician) by Mario Martone. The film, inspired by a true story, depicts the last three days of a university professor's life who, disappointed with politics, hypacritical society and family relations, decides to commit suicide. March 14 at 20:00 and March 16 at 22:00 in Kino Mladosť on Hviezdoslavovo námestie 14. Tel: 5441 0401. In Italian with Slovak translation.
Latino-American dance party
Fiesta Latina with Miguel Mendez, a Latino dance party allowing the public to experience a slice of the vibrant Latino culture here in Bratislava, will hold 'Noche de Mambo' on March 17. Nicaraguan choreographer Mendez will teach mambo dance, followed by DJ Mulato's disco show. The party begins at 21:00 at Spoločenský Dom Trnávka on Bulharská 60. Tickets cost 100 Sk. For more information call Miguel Mendez at 0905 254 134.
Swedish exhibition for the disabled
The Consulate General of Sweden holds an exhibition entitled Design For Every Body, which had its original debut at the Paraolympics in Sydney. Swedish designers who try to make the lives of disabled people as active and independent as possible will exhibit ergonomic aids and various kinds of assistance for the disabled. Exhibition runs till March 30 at Esterházyho Palace of the Slovenská národná galéria (Slovak National Gallery) on Námestie Ľudovíta Štúra 4. Open daily except Mon 10:00-18:00. Tel: 5720 2712.
Austrian Embassy lecture and exhibitions
Also, the Austrian Embassy will hold a lecture entitled "History of Early New Age" given by Karl Vocelka from Vienna. Vocelka, who is the director of the Historical Institute at Vienna University, will discuss the most recent research material by Austrian historians on the Habsburg monarchy. Starts at 18:00 on Thursday, March 15 at Mozartova sieň (Mozart Hall) of the Austrian Embassy on Ventúrska 10. The lecture will be simultaneously translated into Slovak.
The Austrian Culture Institute holds an exhibition of six Weinviertel region artists as well as six artists from Slovakia's Záhorie region, entitled From One And The Other Side, featuring paintings, graphics, photographs, plastics and ceramics influenced by the land, environment and mutual ties. Exhibition runs at the Austrian Culture Centre on Zelená 7 till the end of March. Tel: 5443 2985.
French Institute exhibitions
The French Institute in Bratislava is holding an exhibition entitled "Europeans in Paris", which features photographs by 16 French photographers of architecture and people in Paris. The exhibition runs till March 30 in the French Institute Gallery on Sedlárska 7. Tel: 5934 7777.
The Institute is also holding the "Sixty Magazines About Architecture" exhibition, featuring a European architectural magazines published in the last century. The exhibition runs till March 31 at the Fakulta architektúry (Faculty of Architecture) on námestie Slobody 19.
Goethe Institute presentations
The Goethe Institute in Bratislava is holding an exhibition of German architect Hans Michael Földeak entitled Projekt für Pressburg (Project for Bratislava) - Pribinova street 2002-2010. The exhibition runs at the Gallery of Spolok architektov Slovenska (Union of Slovak Architects) on Panská 15. Exhibition runs till March 24. Tel: 5443 3130.
The German Culture Institute presents the works of German graphic artist Albrecht Dürer. The exhibition features Dürer's famous xylographs and copperplates as well as works of his contemporaries. Runs till March 18 at Mirbachov Palace on Františkánske námestie 11. Tel: 5443 3130.
The Goethe Institute is also hosting a photo exhibition of Slovak Jana Vasiliaková's work entitled 'Photography', displaying photographs taken during her wanderings in nature. Runs at the Goethe Institute on Panenská 33 till March 12. Tel: 5443 3130.
AmCham's Business Breakfast
The American Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia invites you to a Business Breakfast with Martin Bútora, Slovak Ambassador to the US. The event starts at 8:30 on Thursday, March 15 at Hotel Danube's Presbourg Restaurant on Rybné námestie 1. Price is 350 Sk for AmCham members and 500 Sk for non-members. Make your reservation before March 14, 2001. For more information call 5934 0508.
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