20th century Bratislava
The artist group Abandoned (re)creation pictures deserted sites of a European capital.
Bratislava was built in a few decades of the 20th century. Architects, political elites and city planners were dreaming about a metropolis. The dream never became a reality. The artefacts of this ambition created the unique cityscape of Bratislava. The current economical and real estate boom is changing the image of the city as well as it redefines its architectural shape. What was planned to be the final state of the socialist urban utopia was shifted into historical burden – abandoned heritage.
The members of Abandoned (re)creation are Andrea Kalinová and Martin Zaiček. They live and work in Bratislava. On 7 October 2017, the artists guided an architecture tour through their city. Andrea Kalinová took pictures.
Abandoned (re)creation takes part in the exhibition Stopover – Ways of Temporary Exchange in Vienna.
On display until 25 November 2017
Open: Tue-Sun 1.00 pm – 8.00 pm
frei_raum Q21 exhibition space