Adata AiR Resident Programme - Meetings with the Artists # 3
ADATA AiR is an artist-in-residence programme in the city of Plovdiv. The residency aims to give a space for a creative exchange that fosters intercultural dialogue and interaction. The platform is open to artists, architects, designers, etc., from Europe to join the special pre-capital-of-culture stage. During their stay, the residents will have the opportunity to develop new projects and interact with local communities and the complex cultural realities of the city.
On 4 June 2018, at the #SKLAD (16 Ekzarh Yosif str) a meeting #3 with the Adata artist-in-residence Andrea Kalinová (visual artist), Martin Zaiček (architect) and DJ ShluchT was held.
Andrea and Martin - both from Slovakia - collaborate since 2011 as initiative Abandoned (re)creation
(www.abandonedrecreation.com). Their work deals with the issue of derelict, abandoned or endangered architecture of the 20th century (in particular with modernism of recreation object as spa, hotels, swimming pools and etc.) and its possible preservation by means of artistic interventions and alternative forms of protesting. They are trying to find an answer to the question whether art and art activism can achieve any change in this respect.
The aim of Abandoned (re)creation is to draw, revive and activate attention and interest of local residents as well as visitors to “abandoned” architecture by means of artistic interventions or projects situated directly in town. Using a language of contemporary art the project tries to reflect an alarming state of the local monuments of modern architecture. Furthermore it tries to contribute to their preservation for the next generations as well as connect art with activism.
ADATA AiR is realized by Plovdiv 2019 Foundation in partnership with Goethe-Institut Bulgarien and the Polish Institute in Sofia (Instytut Polski w Sofii).
Details at ADATA AiR's facebook page.