Štefan Papčo, Martin Janíček
Solo in Space
Výstava ako hudobný nástroj / Exhibition as Musical Instrument
kurátorka / curator : Elena Sorokina
6.12.2019 o 19.hod. / 6 Dec 2019, 7 pm
ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN Bratislava
Výstava Štefana Papča s názvom “Vertikalitou zaujatí” bude posledný deň jej trvania autorom v spolupráci s Martinom Janíčkom – zvukovým umelcom, sochárom, hudobníkom a zvukovým dizajnérom – premenená na hudobný nástroj. Zvuková kompozícia v priestore bude využívať niekoľko horolezeckých máp ako hudobných partitúr, Papčovu site specific inštaláciu, zvukové kvality výstavného priestoru, ako aj sochy už v ňom vystavené.
Počiatočné kontúry tohto projektu vznikli v diskusii s Milanom Adamčiakom (1946-2017), ktorého nadchla predstava vytvorenia zvukovej kompozície s využitím Štefanom Papčom vybraných horolezeckých máp. Milan Adamčiak však v roku 2017 zomrel, a projekt sa nestihol uskutočnil. Rozhodli sme sa preto venovať “Solo in Space | Výstava ako hudobný nástroj” jeho spomienke.
“Verticality as Fantastic Occupation”, an exhibition by Štefan Papčo, will be transformed into a musical instrument by Papčo together with the sound-artist, sculptor, musician and sound designer Martin Janíček. Entitled “Solo in Space. Exhibition as Musical Instrument”, this sound composition in space will use several climbing scores as musical notations. (Climbing scores are route maps in the mountains which give information on grade, bolting, route length, and many other details.) Exploiting the sound qualities of the exhibition venue, site specific installation, sculptures already exhibited in space will be brought to resonate as instruments.
This project was initially conceived in discussion with Milan Adamčiak (1946 – 2017), who was very excited about creating a sound composition using a selection of climbing scores by Štefan Papčo. Due to Adamčiak’s untimely death in 2017 this project was never achieved, and we have decided to dedicate “Solo in Space. Exhibition as Musical Instrument” to his memory.
Milan Adamčiak (1946, Ružomberok – 2017, Žiar nad Hronom, Slovakia) was a musician, musical scientist, conceptual and action artist. He attended Žilina Conservatory and subsequently studied musicology at the Faculty of Arts at Comenius University in Bratislava. He worked as a researcher at the Institute for Musical Studies at the Slovak Academy of Sciences. Furthermore, he lectured at the Musical Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Comenius University (Faculty of Arts), and the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. He presented his works in solo exhibitions at Nitra Gallery (2000), tranzit.sk in Bratislava (2009, 2012) and Slovak National Gallery (2017). Adamčiak also participated in group exhibitions at the 1st Open Studio in Bratislava (1970), Suterén in Bratislava (1989), Mánes in Prague (1991), Slovak National Gallery (1995, 2001, 2002), Kunsthalle Exnergasse (2002), Neuen Sächsischen Galerie (2012) and the New Synagogue in Žilina (2018).
Martin Janíček (1961, Prague, Czech Rep.) is a sound artist, sculptor and a musician. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Nottingham Polytechnic, Tempus Programme, and Glasgow School of Art. From 1997 to 2002 he worked as an assistant at the studio of Miloš Šejn. His solo exhibitions include presentations at Orgelfabrik galerie in Karlsruhe (1994) and Jičín Museum and Gallery (2005). Janíček participated in group exhibitions at the National Gallery in Prague (1997), Rudolfinum Gallery in Prague (2000), Expo Aichi in Japan (2005) and Czech Centre in Paris (2006). He also performed in Fylkingen Music Centre in Sweden (1998), Vienna (2004), Atlanta (2010) and New York (2010). http://www.m-janicek.eu
Štefan Papčo (1983, Ružomberok, Slovakia) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. He has had study residences at the Facultat de Belles Arts in Barcelona, Faculda de de Belles Artes Porto, and currently at HISK Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Ghent. Prizes he has received include DAF Grand Prize in New York (2011); Tatra Banka Foundation Prize (2013); and NOVUM Foundation Prize (2015). Papčo’s solo exhibitions include presentations at the Nitra Gallery (2010), Bratislava City Gallery (2010), Kunsthalle Košice (2014), Kunsthalle Bratislava (2017/2018), Bluereider ART in Taipei (2018), and Le Guern Gallery in Warsaw (2019).
Projekt podporil z verejných zdrojov Fond na podporu umenia ako hlavný partner / Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council as main partner