Atrakt Art

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Atrakt Art (*2000) is an association for contemporary arts and culture based in Bratislava. Its activities have been focusing on sound and media art, especially on new performing possibilities. Atrakt Art is the publisher of 3/4 magazine, Atrakt Art label contemporary music runner, organizer of Next advanced music festival, co-organizer of Digitopia music sessions, Plug_In Café sound workshops, and Multiplace network culture festival and other projects dealing with art, technology, creativity, urban environment, Urban Re/Creation/Citylab, Urban reset, etc. Co-founding and co-running body of independent cultural centre A4 – Zero Space, and main organizer of REMAKE – Rethinking Media Arts in K(C)ollaborative Environments.

The mission of Atrakt Art is support and organisation of innovative activities, fostering original creation and attractive presentation of up-to-date and vital approaches in contemporary arts and culture, focusing on both local and international scenes. Atrakt Art supports creativity and connections among people without any genre or geographical boundaries, including development of infrastructural background and educational activities.

Atrakt Art is a living organism, fluctuating network of activists and independent observers, who decided to professionally experiment with the above mentioned topics, more-or-less in their free time. It is a laboratory for ideas and events, where each of the members is a guinea pig and a half-mad scientist at the same time. This UFO among the Slovak NGOs is perceived by the local public on the scale going from "an intellectual bunch of pioneers" to "movers and shakers". The association is perhaps best described by the claim that it is a "group of people". It must be clear that Atrakt Art is a good NGO also from the fact that, due to genuine modesty, none of its members wanted to write this text. So it had to write itself.

Atrakt Art members, workmates, friends: Slávo Krekovič, Oliver Rehák, Barbora Šedivá, Alexandra Gojdičová, Zuzana Duchová, Mária Lampertová, Dana Tomečková, Mária Rišková, Dušan Barok, Katarína Gatialová, Marek Kianička, Ana Filip, Zuzana Husárová, Tomáš Kovács, Ivica Ondrušová, Peter Gonda, Branislav Matis, Katarína Balážiková, Kristian Lukić, Ivana Madariová, Magdaléna Kobzová, Tereza Rullerová, Marek Chmiel, Peter Homola, Pavlína Morháčová, Ladislav Mirvald, Miro Tóth, A4 crew, Prokop Holoubek, and Bumbum Satori...


Slávo Krekovič, Oliver Rehák, Barbora Šedivá