Visitors can enjoy the Searching for Beauty exhibitions during the years 2016 – 2017 in several European cities. It was created for the Parlamentarium in Brussels, and it is available for public from 8th July until 18th September 2016. Amsterdam and Linz follow at the end of the year 2016. Next year, the Searching for Beauty launches in the Slovak Design Centre’s gallery Satelit and in Prague.
The authors, Ové Pictures (Michaela Čopíková, Veronika Obertová), applied animation principles and created several interactive installations centred around the central motif of searching for beauty in new contexts. They use historical optical toys as zoetrope, flip book, and diorama and transform them into a more current interactive variation.
While the exhibition expresses the authors’ understanding of new beauty, the gallery and GIF generator complement the exhibition for everybody to express their subjective feeling of modern beauty.
The authors, Ové Pictures, understand the “new beauty” as a shift of aesthetic perception of the world around us. We move from the traditional admiration of natural, or historical and folk idealised country to understanding beauty in real environment where we exist in our everyday lives. In a way, beauty is also represented in urban stills of industrial form, routine situations, fragments of memories, or abstract images. The exhibited objects represent different views of understanding beauty and combine new and traditional ideas in a fascinating collection.
The project is a part of a cultural-social presentation of the first Slovak Presidency to the Council of the European Union under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic.
The main organiser is the Slovak Design Centre in Bratislava.