Artists in Slovakia as a part of urban mobility process
Our article concerns the phenomenon of mobility of artists from city to countryside in the context of rurbanization, often seen as a chance to revitalise the countryside by urban traces. Nowadays, the countryside environment changes its functions and forms, from the agricultural production to the object of consumption mainly in the developed countries. From this perspective, it is interesting to observe how the artists’ mobility manifests in the process of rurbanization but also how the countryside can make a mark on the artists. In details, we focus on the nature of changes to the artist`s production, distribution and consumption of works of art, and the nature of changes to the artist’s way of meeting with other artists. We set up our research on the method of case study of a painter Jozef Šarman, who lives in the small village nearby Bratislava. Drawing from a semi-structured interview we came to the conclusion that some of the observed features have changed meanwhile others have not. This study can develop in further research of other artists for better understanding of a process of transition between city and village and to identify more concrete processes of changing social contexts.
Mobility. Rurbanisation. Visual artists.