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Stano Filko – Statement & Interview 
Hans Ulrich Obrist
with Roman Ondák & Koo Jeong A 


The interview and statement is available in English language with subtitles

In an extensive interview between Stano Filko and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist central notions of artistic access are elaborated. The artist’s own voice will be heard during a studio visit to the legendary Atelier Snečienkova. Filko takes us on a personal tour through his life and work. An up-to-date statement by Obrist introduces us to the circumstances of the legendary talk of summer 2005 and tells more about the importance of the artist. Supported by the artists Roman Ondák, Koo Jeong A, Slovak National Gallery and Linea Foundation.


Participating artists

Hans Ulrich Obrist

*1968 Weinfelden, Swiss; lives in London and Zürich

is artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries in London, and Senior Advisor at LUMA in Arles. He is considered one of the most influential curators in the world and has curated over 300 exhibitions internationally, including at institutions such as Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Kunsthalle Wien; Deichtorhallen Hamburg; and MoMA P.S.1, New York. Obrist lectures internationally at numerous academic and artistic institutions, writes for various art magazines, and advises Artforum, Flash Art, AnOther Magazine, and Cahiers D’Art. He has published numerous publications, including Ways of Curating (2014); Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects (2015); Mondialité or the Archipelagos of Edouard Glissant (2017); and the interview volume The Athens Dialogues (2018). He is also known for his interviews with artists, including an extensive conversation with Stano Filko.

Stano Filko

*1937 Veľká Hradná, †2015 in Bratislava

The artworks of Stano Filko (*1937 Velka Hradna, †2015 in Bratislava) have been on show in renowned institutions such as the Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava; the Kunstmuseum Basel; Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz; Kunsthalle Bratislava; Zacheta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; National Museum, Krakow; Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples; ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe; Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest; Garage Project Space, Moscow; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; P.S.1, New York; MACBA, Barcelona; Centre Pompidou, Paris; mumok, Wien; Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo; státna galléria (State Gallery), Banská Bystrica; Musée d‘Art Moderne, Paris; and Moravská galerie, Brno. His work attracted international attention amongst others at the 11. Biennale de Lyon, the Prague Biennale 3, the 51. Biennale di Venezia, the Documenta 7 in Kassel and the EXPO in Osaka. Gallery Emanuel Layr presented the artist at Frieze Art Fair London and at Art Basel.

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