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Have No Fear of Modernism!
90th Anniversary of the Establishment of the School of Arts and Crafts in Bratislava
14th December 2018 – 29th September 2019
Bratislava Castle, SNM – Museum of History
The Exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic and the 100th jubilee of the formation of Bauhaus in Weimar.

Organiser: Slovenské centrum dizajnu – Slovenské múzeum dizajnu
Main Exhibition Partners: SNM – Historické múzeum, Slovenská národná galéria
SDC General Partner: J&T Banka
SDC Main Media Partner: designum
SDC Partner: Antalis

The Slovak Design Museum ideologically follows on from the ceased-to-exist Arts and Crafts Museum established parallelly with the School of Arts and Crafts, the Museum recognises it as its predecessor. The School set the foundations of the modern Slovak design, that is why we are trying to reconstruct its history from the fragments of preserved artefacts and, as much as possible, bringing them closer to the present from the visual and documentary point of view.

In the year 2013, the book by Iva Mojžišová, Škola moderného videnia [The School of Modern Vision] was published. Its author crowned her efforts in researching the Bratislava School which she had started in the sixties. It was the primary field of her research in history and a life-long pursuit. During the Normalisation Period, her primary concern was to keep in memory the effort which connected with the School and the modernisation of Slovakia. Direct contemporaries of the School are no longer with us, and their children – as long as they live – are mostly of advanced age. Iva Mojžišová also died several months after the book release.

We are grateful to the family of Iva Mojžišová for providing us with the archive without which both the further research of the School and even the Have No Fear of Modernism!exhibition would not be possible.