EXHIBITION:THE SLOVAK National Gallery in the Esterházy Palace in Ľudovít Štúr Square in Bratislava has prepared a comprehensive exhibition entitled Maľba po maľbe / Painting after Painting, comprising the work of contemporary Slovak artists including A. Bartošová, R. Bielik, M. Blažo, L. Dovičáková, M. Czinege, M. Gerboc, Ľ. Hrachovinová, O. Chrenková, J. Kollár, D. Lehocká, M. Mališ, J. Mrvová, D. Sadovská, M. Sedlák, E. Šille, V. Šramatyová, Umelá skupina Debili (J. Ballx and P. Stax), and E. Vargová. Until February 6, the works can be seen Tuesdays to Sundays between 10:00 and 18:00, for €1.30 to €3.50. For more information, please visit www.sng.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: A concert by Austrian musicians Florian Kitt, on violoncello, and Aima Maria Labra-Makk, on piano, presenting works by Robert Schumann, Anthony Payne, Benjamin Britten and Johannes Brahms.
Starts: January 28, 18:00; Mozart Hall of the Austrian Embassy, Ventúrska 10. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5464- 1337; www.rakusko.eu/sk/
ICE SKATING: The temporary ice rink that opened on the Main Square on January 15 will remain for six weeks, thanks to both the city council and private sponsors. Skating on the rink is free, and skates can be borrowed onsite.
Open: daily 10:00-22:00 until February 28; Hlavné námestie. Admission: free. More info: www.bratislava.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: A festive concert by students of Professor Stefan Kamilarov, who hails from Bulgaria but now lives and works in Vienna. In Bratislava, works by W.A. Mozart, O. Messiaen, M. Bruch, J. Sibelius and H. Wieniawski will be offered.
Starts: January 25, 18:00; Pálffy Palace, Zámocká Street. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5441- 0140; www.bulkis.sk.
EXHIBITION: Monopoly – This monographic exhibition by young artist Jana Zatvarnicka, a student of the Academy of Arts in Bratislava, focuses on the counter-action and inter-action between identity and entity.
Open: daily 16:00-24:00 until February 1; Hopkirk chill-out & culture bar, Karpatská 2 (former YMCA), 1st floor. Admission: free. Tel: 0903/663-538; www. hopkirk.sk.
MUSEUM: Maroko / Morocco – An exhibition offering photographs, minerals, fossils and artefacts from this exotic country.
Open: Tue-Fri 8:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00 until February 28; Západoslovenské múzeum, Múzejné Square 3. Admission: €1.25. Tel: 033/5512 -913; www.muzeum.sk.
EXHIBITION: Architecture.sk 05/10 – An exhibition of works by Slovak architects and students of architecture selected via a national project. It reviews Slovak architecture between 2005 and 2010, from family villas to civic projects and reconstructed buildings.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00 until February 28; Stredoslovenská galéria, Dolná 8. Admission: €0.50-€1.50. Tel: 048/4701-615; www.ssgbb.sk.
EXHIBITION: Obrazom a sochou k srdcu - Zimné impresie / Through Painting and Statue into the Heart - Winter Impressions – An exhibition of the works of amateur artists from the Turiec region.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00, Sat 8:00-13:00 until January 31; Turčianska knižnica, Di-vadelná 3. Admission: free. Tel: 043/4133-590; www. tkmartin.sk.
THEATRE: THE ORIGINAL Slovak musical František z Assisi / St Francis of Assisi shows in an attractive way the life of the charismatic saint who stubbornly insisted on the truth, winning out over pain, humiliation and injustice. Written by M. Kákoš, G. Dušík and M. Sarvaš, and directed by M. Kákoš, the piece has become a popular one at the J. Záborského Theatre in Prešov. On January 28, there will be another performance; tickets cost €9-€11. For more information, please visit www.djz.sk.
FOLKLORE DANCING: Veselička s Muzičkou a FS Šumiačan / Jamboree with Muzička and FS Šumiačan – Folklore ensembles Muzička and Šumiačan have organised a folklore dance, both performing and inviting participants to dance themselves.
Starts: January 29, 18:30; Culture and Education Centre on the Main Square. Admission: €2. Tel: 0905/213-638; www.muzicka.sk.
Spišská Nová Ves
EXHIBITION: Sacral Elementum v tvorbe umelcov / Sacral Elements in the Works of Artists – A collection of works by Spiš artists (Š. Hudzík, J. Kopnický, O. Korkoš, B. Kopnická, A. Mikulíková, and others) who use sacral motifs in their works. 2010 was the Year of Christian Culture in Slovakia, and its influence can still be felt in this exhibition.
Open: Mon 8:00-16:00, Tue 8:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-13:00, Sun 12:00-16:00 until January 31; Galéria umelcov Spiša, Zimná 46. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 053/4464-710; www.gus.sk.
24. Jan 2011 at 0:00 | Zuzana VIlikovská