INSITA 2004, the seventh Triennale of Naive Art, showcases over 400 masterpieces of art created by unschooled artists. The exhibition is the only one of its kind around the world and is divided into three parts. Housed at the Incheba Art Gallery at Viedenská cesta 3, it hosts works by the Grand Prix Insita 2000 and 2001 winners, as well as by Serbian sculptor Kiymet Milan Stanislavljevič and Benita Bock, a Turkish artist living in Germany. A smaller, part of the display is located at the Cultural Ministry building at Námestie SNP 33. On July 17 an exhibition of Slovak Ondrej Šteberl will open at the Naive Art Gallery at Cajlanská 255 in Pezinok. The Insita 2004 runs until October 4. For more information call 02/5443-2055.
photo: Anna Ličková
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Field Poppy - Jozef Ivaška Jr sings pieces by JR Lacalle, F Moreno Torroba, A Lara, and G Puccini, while Dušan Stankovský plays piano.
Starts: Jul 6 at 18:00. Tickets: Sk50. Zichyho palác (Zichy Palace), Ventúrska 9. Tel: 02/5441-5724.
EXHIBITION: Africa - Exhibition of paintings, drawings, and pastel-works by Štefan Kocka.
Open: daily Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until July 11. Admission: free. Galéria Michalský dvor, (Michalsky Dvor Gallery), Michalská 3. Tel: 02/5441-1079.
FESTIVAL: Klikkfest - The list of performers, which includes Julian Marley, IMT Smile, the Peter Lipa Band, Arakain, and others, promises to widen the audience of this annual festival (organisers have even added a blues stage this year).
Runs: Jul 8-10, starting at 18:00. Tickets: Sk350 and Sk450 (tickets for all three days available at www.ticket-portal.sk), Sihoť, Nové Zámky. Tel (Rock Pop Bratislava): 02/5296-3701.
FESTIVAL: Historical Fencing Festival - The festival, bringing visitors to the time of the Middle Ages, offers performances by fencing groups, street theatres, a fire show, an execution, and other activities.
Runs: Jul 10-11, starting at 10:00. Admission: Sk100. Hrad Červený Kameň (Red Stone Castle), close to Častá village. Tel: 0905/262-572.
Prepared by Jana Liptáková
THE WAR Years at Beckov, an event taking place within the two-day Beckov Summer Fest on Saturday, July 10, will turn back time to the rule of King Sigmund of Luxembourg, a time when the Hussites looted the territory of contemporary Slovakia. Over 100 warriors from various historical fencing groups will reconstruct the battles fought over the Beckov castle. The first attempt to conquer the castle starts at 14:30, and an evening battle follows at 21:30. Medieval dancers and other performers will add to the atmosphere once common to the medieval castle. Visitors can try their hands at the crossbow and longbow, or buy products from craftsmen. On Sunday, July 11, historical fencing group Wagus will hold a show. Tickets are Sk60. The festival takes place at the Beckov Castle, southwest of Trenčín. For more information call 032/7777-125.
photo: Bludní rytieri
FESTIVAL: Strunobranie - The next edition of the annual Slovak festival of folk, country, and tramp music with Czech music bands Poutníci and Neřez.
Runs: Jul 9-10, starting at 15:00. Tickets: Sk100. Amphitheatre under Nový Zámok, Banská Štiavnica. Tel: 045/6949-650.
PERFORMANCE: Conquering the Kremnica Castle - The town of Kremnica prepares for the third time the re-enactment of a significant event in the town's history from 1433, the attempt by Hussite troops to conquer its castle.
Starts: Jul 10 at 10:00. Admission: free. Mestský Hrad (Town Castle), Zámocké námestie 1, Kremnica. Tel: 045/6742-844.
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Organ Festival - Hungarian organ player Csaba Király performs within the 10th annual Organ Days of Jozef Grešák.
Starts: Jul 6 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk50. Bazilika Sv Egídia (St Egidius Church), Radničné Námestie, Bardejov. Tel: 054/4723-013.
FESTIVAL: European Craft Fair - Craftmakers from all over Europe arrive to demonstrate their traditional cultures and craft skills.
Runs: Jul 9-11. Admission: Sk30 and Sk50. Downtown Kežmarok. Tel: 052/4524-047.
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