Publisher - Atrakt Art
Atrakt Art, founded in 2000, is a civic association for contemporary arts and culture based in Bratislava. The mission of Atrakt Art is to support and organise innovative activities, foster original creation, and present up-to-date and vital approaches in contemporary arts and culture, focusing on both the local and international scenes. Atrakt Art supports creativity and connections among people without regard to genre or geographical boundaries, including development of infrastructural background and educational activities. Its primary projects include 3⁄4 magazine, a record label, the NEXTcontemporary music festival, co-organization of the MULTIPLACE new media culture festival, as well as other projects dealing with experimental music, cutting-edge art, technology, creativity in an urban environment and much more. ATRAKT ART is the co-founding body of the A4 – Centre for Contemporary Culture, an independent cultural centre in Bratislava (since 2004).
BA!! Miesta živej kultúry
The loose sequel to BA! aims to map out the now non-existent, but significant in their time, independent cultural areas of Bratislava since the fall of the Iron Curtain through today through an examination of the local cultural memory. The first volume of BA! was published in 2007 by ATRAKT ART, one of the of the founders of A4 – Centre for Contemporary Culture and publisher of 3⁄4 magazine. The core of the authors’ “guide” is a direct output of these activities, which have helped gain even more creative users and supporters of the city. Through a diverse sample of artists, we find examples of art theory, professional and semi-professional photographers, creative designers, architects, and much more. In this second volume, we observe the recent history of Bratislava and the establishment of independent cultural spaces through the lens of authentic testimony by their creators and collaborators. We are currently, and in the recent past have been, witnesses to the establishment of a number of independent cultural spaces which play a significant role in the artistic, cultural, and social lives of the capital city’s residents. The research project, entitled BA!! - Places of Living Culture (1989-2016), is an attempt to document this aspect of recent history.
Places of Living Culture: Stoka, Buryzone, 13 kubikov, Barrus Rattus, Midl Space, A4, Pod pyramidou, Cvernovka, Šafko, Progressbar, Tranzit, Galéria veža, Space, Enter, Bastart, New Model Club, Rock Fabrik, Duna, Batelier, Fuga, Intergalaktická Obluda, UW café, FK901, FK Nostalgia, Rez mestom, Spojka, Batyskaf and more.