Banská St a nica Contemporary
artist Various participants
year 2010 / 2011
language(s) Slovak, English
location  SLOVAKIA, Banská Štiavnica
region 6 Central (Central)
index no. 24.06.01
media 2 brochures
about the media Two brochures, one about the residential centre and its activities, one about a the works of an artist which was in residency there.
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about the project
Brochure 1: The Banská St a nica Contemporary is located at the Štokovec industrial premises of the railway station in Banska Stiavnica since 2009. It is an open platform for a wide range of activities for professional artists, such as workshops, symposia and (micro-)residencies.
There are amongst others accommodation and studio facilities for artists, a gallery in the waiting room and a mobile shop with books, magazines and other publications.
Their speciality is a so-called traveling residency. In cooperation with Slovak Rail residents are offered a free 1st class ticket with unlimited opportunity to travel by train in Slovakia.
The organisation also houses a modest but interesting digitalized archive of photographs from the era of constructing the railway which ends at the Banska St a nica building since 2009 (60th anniversary of the railway), the 'Youth Railway'.
Brochure 2: The painter Jana Farmanová was one of the artists in residence in 2010. She painted a cycle of 11 paintings around the theme of railway stations and its connotations called 'Seen from the platform'. The exhibition brochure contains documentation of her work as well as a short text by Ivana Moncolová.
organisations Banská St a nica Contemporary
Exhibition Jana Farmanová
Archive: Youth Railway