The exhibition “FORMOVANIE” by former resident Milan Vagač in Bratislava

Courtesy contemporary art gallery DOT.
Welcome to see the exhibition “FORMOVANIE” (The Formation) by our former resident Milan Vagač at the contemporary art gallery DOT. in Bratislava (Slovakia), curated by Zuzana Danková. 
The exhibition presents a series of drawings titled “Formovanie dún” (The Fomation of the Dunes) created during the artist's residency at Nida Art Colony. Geometric networks in the drawings replicate the structures naturally formed by sea waves and dunes. The exhibition will be open until the 2nd of December, so if you are planning to visit Bratislava, look around Nida at the gallery too!

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Milan Vagač (SK) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. He holds an artist doctorate for the work called Project of lost future, focused on the research of memory in contemporary art. He is a co-founder and editor of Magazine X, dedicated to contemporary drawing. In 2011 he received the ESSL Art Award. Milan has exhibited his work in Budapest (Chimera-Project), Prague (Karlin Halls), Vienna (ESSL Museum), Tallinn (VAAL gallery), and Genova (Sala Dogana gallery). He lives and works in Prague.

His current practice is focused on drawing and painting. He maps their limits and overlaps with other media such as object, installation and performance. He conceptualizes the processes of drawing and painting themselves and reveals their hidden layers and structures. Drawings become construction plans for further materialization as objects or installations.

His current work is built around references to modernism, particularly the tendencies related to geometric abstraction. He invokes original modernist ideas to define the shape and role of similar contemporary approaches. Part of his research is the role of painting itself in the post-digital era and the impact of new technologies on the traditional media.

During his stay in Nida Milan was exploring  the connection between drawing and object, as well as between line and space. He wanred to trace the limits and overlaps of these relations through their creative dialog.