• Július Koller, More, ink on paper, 1963, photo: Daša Barteková

  • Roman Ondák, Measuring the Universe, 2007, Performance in Museum as Medium, Museo de Arte Contemporánea, Vigo, 2008
    photo: Enrique Touriñ

  • Alex Mlynárčik, Manhattan Gardens, New York, 1977
    photo: archive of author

  • Ilona Németh, 27 m, Interactive sound installation,
    Wireless headphones, iPod Shuffle, sound recording, tracks on the floor, photographs, 2004 - 2006,
    photo: Museum of Contemporary Art – Tokyo

  • Ľubomír Ďurček, May 1, 1987.PKO (Culture and Recreation Center),
    bw photograph, 28 x 37,1 cm, 1987.
    Courtesy of artist.

Art Criticism in Central and Eastern Europe After 1989 - round table discussion


Art Criticism in Central and Eastern Europe After 1989 - round table discussion


The round table, organized as part of the AICA International webinar series, will help to answer vital questions, such as: What role does 1989 play in the critical discourse in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)? What kind of exchange took place among critical writing and discourse across CEE? What does critical writing on art and culture have in common across CEE, and what are the (local, national) differences? How has critical writing transformed with communication technologies and social media? How has critical writing engaged the dangers of impending new authoritarianism in CEE? Has critical writing engaged in the production of a new political economy after 1989? How has critical discourse engaged in the production of new collectivity (within and beyond the circuit of art? Is it possible to name dominant themes, styles, positions in critical writing on art and culture in CEE after 1989? How has critical writing after-1989 envisioned the position and place of CEE in the world? Have the dichotomies of the second half of the twentieth century (such as East vs West) continued shaping the conversations? How has critical writing on art and culture in CEE engaged with the discourse on decoloniality, racial capitalism, extractivist capitalism, logistical capitalism, ecological sustainability, etc., which dominate the global conversation on art’s engagement with the urgencies shaping the world today? Asking these questions is vital for the intellectual development of our region, its self-awareness, and the decolonization from the (so-called) Western culture.
Participants: Dorota Monkiewicz (AICA Poland), Jana Geržová (AICA Slovakia), Marta Smolíková (AICA Czech Republic) and Attila Horanyi (AICA Hungary). Moderator:
Arkadiusz Poltorak (AICA Poland).
Project co-ordinator Malgorzata Kazmierczak (AICA Poland).


The project is co-financed by AICA International and the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.

Common Position of the Boards of AICA’s Regional Sections in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia Regarding Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine and Support for War Victims


The Boards of Regional Sections of AICA in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia strongly condemn all acts of military violence undertaken on Ukrainian territory by the forces of Russia and Belarus. We also declare solidarity with the victims of the onslaught and look with hope at their heroic defense of their country. СлаваУкраїні! Glory to Ukraine!

At the same time, we appeal to all artists, cultural workers and institutions in the region, but also in all other democratic countries, to take immediate steps within their capacities to support the citizens of Ukraine and their culture. The hospitable attitude of each and every one of us – as individuals – is crucial in the face of the influx of refugees from lands affected by the tragedy of war. Institutions can also do plenty on their own part. Organizations that already engage in ongoing humanitarian assistance to war victims should become role models for galleries, museums and festivals across Europe. We also support public and private actors in the cultural sector who cease all forms of support for the Moscow regime and its allies. In the face of the war declared by Russia, it is unacceptable today to cooperate with the country's state institutions as well as the oligarchs who support President Putin's actions, nor to accept the presence of Russian representation at international art events.

Non-conformist art under socialism in Central Eastern Europe and its transnantional networks: parallel structures, communicating channels and nodes


Pozývame na online konferenciu Non-conformist art under socialism in Central Eastern Europe and its transnantional networks: parallel structures, communicating channels and nodes, 2.3. 2022
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Slovenský a európsky kunsthistorik Tomáš Strauss. Idey a reflexie. Zborník príspevkov k nedožitej deväťdesiatke.


Práve vychádza nová publikácia „Slovenský a európsky kunsthistorik Tomáš Strauss. Idey a reflexie“ (editovala prof. Mária Bátorová, Vydavateľstvo VEDA). Publikácia je zborník príspevkov z konferencie, ktorá sa konala na BISLE v apríli 2021 pri príležitosti jeho nedožitej deväťdesiatky.




A discussion in English, to mark the publication of the third volume in the series, Art Critics of the World, jointly published by AICA Press, Paris and Les presses du réel, Dijon.


Introduced by Lisbeth Rebollo Gonçalves (Brazil), International President of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), Paris.

Moderated by Henry Meyric Hughes (UK), Hon. President of AICA, with the participation of the publication’s three editors: Daniel Grŭń (Bratislava), Jean-Marc Poinsot (Series Editor, Rennes), Henry Meyric Hughes (London).

Featuring a dialogue between Andrea Euringer Bátorová (AICA Slovakia), whose review of this publication, in English, appears on AICA’s website (International News), by kind permission of the author and ARTMargins (5 February 2021) and the AICA member (Slovakia), Daniel Grŭń.

Andrea Euringer Bátorová is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava. Her research focuses on alternative and unofficial art and its societal contextualisation, between the 1960s and the 1980s, in Eastern Europe and, especially, in former Czechoslavakia. She has published extensively in this field, most recently in her books, The Art of Contestation: Performative Practices in Slovakia in the 1960s and 1970s (2019) and Art as Life and Life as Art: from Ready-Made to Street Art, Comenius University, Bratislava, 2020

Daniel Grŭňis an art historian, curator, writer and AICA member, working as Associate Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design and the Institute of Art History, Slovak Academy of Sciences, in Bratislava. His conducts research in the fields of artists’ archives, the legacy of neo-avant-gardes, and contemporary arts.

He co-curated the international retrospective, Július Koller: One Man Anti Show in mumok, Vienna (2017). Recently he co-edited the volumes White Space in White Space, 1973−1982. Stano Filko, Miloš Laky, Ján Zavarský (Vienna, 2021), and was editor of Subjective Histories. Self-Historicisation as Artistic Practice in Central-East Europe (Bratislava, 2020). He is in charge of the Július Koller Society, lives and works in Bratislava.

Registration by Tuesday 8 June: aicainternacional.webinar@gmail.com

N.B. This event will be recorded.






Thanks for participation at the XLVI. AICA International Congress Slovakia 2013


Dear colleagues and friends,
dear participants of the XLVI. AICA International Congress, pre-congress and post-congress!

In the name of all XLVI. AICA International Congress Slovakia 2013 organizers. I would like to thank you very much for your active participation at the congress.

Our wish was to organize meaningful, incentive and memorable congress and to anticipate future possible discussions, cooperations and exchange.

All official photo documentation from the Congress is available at the moment at  AICA Slovakia Facebook account.

All recorded lectures and discussions will be available at two weeks on the website of AICA Slovakia.

It was my pleasure to meet you in Bratislava and Kosice thanks you very much for coming and i am looking forward to see you again!

     Sincerely yours
     Juraj Carny
     AICA Slovakia

Live on Congress- Keynote speaker James Elkins


Congress day 3

Friday 27.9


9:00 AM - 6: 00 PM 
XLVI. AICA International  Congress in Bratislava
(Dom umenia / Kunsthalle Bratislava, Nam. SNP 12)

6:00 - 7:00 PM
Opening of Exhibition Zero
(Dom umenia / Kunsthalle Bratislava, Nam. SNP 12 )

Congress program



24.9. Tuesday

8:00 AM : Registration 

9:00 AM-6:00 PM: XLVI. AICA Congress in Košice – DAY 1. (Kasárne / Kulturpark, Kukučínova 2)

8:00 PM-2:00 AM: Getty Reception (Hala umenia – Kunsthalle Košice, Rumanova 1)

We are pleased to announce world famous French artist ORLAN as the evening headliner.

Deadline for participation extended



Would you like to participate at the XLVI. AICA International Congress Slovakia 2013?


We have EXTENDED REGISTRATION until 8th September. 

If you have forgotten to register you still have a chance: http://www.aica.sk/participation.html



The Congress Theme White Places – Black Holes sets out to analyse the strategies by which lesser-known regions have been and are reflected in the global history of art. How is the local history of art perceived from the centres, and how is the global history of art perceived on the periphery? White Places – Black Holesis a problem permanently present in art history, and features in its own way in every attempt at critical reflection on visual art

Confirmed keynote speakers:

James Elkins (US)

Piotr Piotrowski (PL)

László Beke (HU)

Noemi Smolik (CZ)

Tomáš Pospiszyl (CZ)

Iara Boubnova (BG)

Ellaine King (US)


Confirmed speakers:   

Aharon Amir (UK)

Maria Luz Cardenas (YV)

Maja & Reuben Fowkes (HU)

Belinda Grace Gardner (DE)

Lisbeth Rebollo Gonçalves (BR)

Richard Gregor (SK)

Henry Meyric Hughes (UK)

Olena Chervonik (UA)

Valeria Ibraeva (KZ)

Beata Jablonská (SK)

Katarzyna Jagodzinska (PL)

Emese Kürti (HU/RO)

Min Ling (RC)

Nini Palavandinshvili(GE)

Trinidad Perez (EC)

Henry Périer (F)

Verlle Poupeye (JA)

Lena Prents (BY)

Igor Spanjol (SI)

Andrzej Szczerski (PL)

Raylin Tsai(TW)

Karen VonVeh (ZA)

Nadja Zgonik (SI)

Call for papers - RESULTS


We are proud to inform you that the selection committee of XLVI. AICA International Congress Košice Bratislava 2013 selected for participation at the congress following art critics:

Aharon Amir

Fowkes Maja & Reuben

Garden  Belinda Grace

Jagodzinska Katarzyna

Lin Shiow-tze

Tsai Raylin

Zgonik Nadja

/The list of successful candidates is in alphabetical order/

The members of committee composed of Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton (President, AICA UK), Marek Bartelik (International President, AICA), Brane Kovic (general secretary AICA International), Niilofur Farrukh (President, AICA Pakistan), Klara Kemp-Welch (Member of AICA UK), Henry Meyric Hughes (Honorary President, AICA) and Patrick Schaefer (Member of AICA Switzerland), Iara Boubnova (President AICA Bulgaria), Richard Gregor (Vice-president AICA Slovakia), Vladimír Beskid (Member of AICA Slovakia, director of EHMK Košice 2013) and Juraj Čarný (President AICA Slovakia, Vice President AICA International) selected 7 candidates out of all registered applications.

The selected contributors will publicly present their work at  XLVI. AICA International Congress Košice Bratislava 2013.

Congratulations to the winners

Call for papers - Closed


Call for papers is now closed. Thank you to all authors who submitted an abstract for the Call for papers for the XLVI. AICA International Congress in Košice/ Bratislava 2013. 

The results will be publish on the 15th May at our website  www.aica.sk.



Call for papers

7.3. 2013


XLVI. AICA International Congress - White Places – Black Holes, Košice / Bratislava 2013, 24 - 27 September 2013 invite emerging and established art critics, members, as well as non members, of AICA to submit a short text of 15-20 lines (maximum one page) outlining their proposed approach to the theme of the Congress.

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