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25.06. - 23.08.2009

The main objective of the organisers of this event, is to mediate direct contact between the works of art and the audience as it was done in previous years.
The opportunity of barrier-free communication cultivates a relationship to art and refines aesthetic feeling and the spectator’s awareness.
The sculptures exhibited in the town centre create unusual local colour and a unique atmosphere, enriching the chances of cultural self-realisation of the inhabitants of and visitors to Bratislava.
International co-operation offers an opportunity to learn more about other cultures through art as the universal medium of communication.
This event has expanded into an important and prestigious international event and has become an inseparable part of Bratislava cultural activities in the summer.
The large variety of artists represented at this exhibitions is not a survey of the art scene, but a valuable aesthetic experience for a wide range of spectators and art admirers.
Sculpture and Object  represents several generations of artists. It presents the works of major artists as well as the protagonists of the middle generation and emerging artists from various countries.. Every summer quality art and distinguished artistic figures from all over the world come together in Bratislava. At a previous year of the exhibition the then rector of the Budapest Academy of Fine Arts, Professor Adam Farkaš, even noted that Bratislava is becoming the European capital of sculpture every summer thanks to this event.

Now in its fourteenth year, this year the event will involve an even greater number of works (more than 200), participating artists (70) from 18 countries  and it will take place at more venues than it ever did before.

Opening of exhibitions on 25.6.2009 at all venues:

11.00  - Gallery Forzet – Peter Roller
12.00 – Gallery K – Martin Lettrich
13.00 – Gallery of the Czech Centre – Antonín Kašpar (CZ)
14.00 – Bulgarian Cultural and Information Centre – Bogomil Zhivkov (BG)
15.00 – Gallery of the French Institute - Carmelo Arden Quin, Bolivar (F)
16.00 – City Gallery Bratislava (Mirbach palace) - András Mengyán (H)
17.00 – Austrian Cultural Forum – Franz Türtscher (A)
18.00 – Exhibition Hall of the Slovak Artist´s Union (group exhibition)
19.00 – Gallery Z + Gallery of the University Library (group exhibition )
20.00 – Garden of F.Liszt – ceremonial official opening of 14th year of exhibition

Large scale works are on display at Hviezdoslav, Primatial and Franciscana Squares, as well as at courtyard of Klarisky and University Library.

This year's SCULPTURE and OBJECT XIV.  also welcomes
the International Symposium East/West – 20 Years Later, in  Art Center Ilindetci, (Bulgaria)
from 24 May 2009

exhibition Peter Roller – AG Gallery Devín, Bratislava – Devín, on 26.6.2009

Exhibition Contemporary Croatian Sculpture, Dom umenia - House of Art, Bratislava from 13 July – 15  August 2009