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Ján Koniarek Gallery actively participates in the international project Billboart Gallery Europe. It is based on a presentation of contemporary art in public spaces – the so-called public art. Billboart Gallery Europe is a unique initiative in the field of public art in Slovakia and also in Europe. External wall of Koppel villa represents another “exhibition” space which presents contemporary art to the general public.
The project aim is to build up a network of permanent billboard galleries located in the exposed areas all over Europe and to create platform for communication and exchange of information between the international expert and also the general public.
Billboard galleries transforming commercial billboards on “gallery rooms” provide a wide reach of presented art works and open them the opportunity of communication with bystanders. Billboart Gallery Europe is a long-term project which has the ambition to establish itself in domestic as well as the European environment as an alternative space for fine art.
Extending the expected audience of bystanders passing through town streets, billboard media transformed to the gallery area wipes away communication framework of artwork.

Billboard galleries, using art as the main communicating channel, will provide a platform for the communication of participating countries. As a result of the reciprocal exchange of artistic/curatorial projects and simultaneously running exhibitions in public spaces of different cities, an inexperienced interconnecting link will be established.

The gallery program consists of international and regional parts. The Regional program of the Gallery will present the artworks in the context of that particular participating country. The presentation of art projects within the International part of the Gallery program is based on a selection from a wide range of both local and foreign authors.

The circulation of the projects will secure the key idea of the whole project - network cooperation and communication. Besides the collective exhibition prepared each year, other shared exhibitions will be realized, also as a part of the project's international program. However the extent and amount of participating countries depends on the agreement of the participating coordinators.

Billboart Gallery Europe is apolitical and non-profit organisation not publicizing any political or any other private interests. Aim of the project is to present contemporary art in public space (the so-called public art) with a focus on medium billboard.

Primarily, Billboart Gallery Europe protests against statements of infringement of the state language law. These are irrelevant because mentioned billboart is not an advertising poster.

Supplemented by information from: http://www.billboart.org/en/project.htm


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