15 September 2016 - 27 November 2016
Exhibition: Košice Modernism / Krakow
This exhibition showcases the Slovak cultural phenomenon known as the Košice Modernism, which originated in the city of Košice in the 1920s. It comprises not only visual arts, but also architecture and theatre. The 1920s ushered in a new and remarkably dynamic chapter in Košice’s history. The city became a significant cultural hub in then newly-established Czechoslovakia as well as in central Europe. The city, which was home to various nations and cultures, attracted a number of artists from Bohemia, Hungary, Romania and other European countries. Many of them had received an education in Budapest, Munich and Paris. As a meeting point of cultures, Košice became the space for dialogue and an exchange of thoughts and ideas for several generations of artists. The exhibition will be presented under the patronage of the Presidents of Slovakia and Poland.