place: Banská Štiavnica: Galéria Jozefa Kollára, Art café, kultúrne centrum Eleuzína 

date: 18. – 19. 11. 2022

exhibition lasts: 18.11. – 26.3. 2023


NASUTI was established as the first festival of contemporary art with an environmental focus. It combines creativity, art, design, innovation and ecological thinking. The festival program consists of exhibitions, lectures, discussions, workshops and other creative production in the form of presentations, performances and film screenings. 


The fifth year of the NASUTI festival will take place in Banská Štiavnica (Jozef Kollár Gallery, Eleuzína Cultural Center and Art Café) as a series of events with a wide cultural and social impact aimed at the general cultural public, local residents and visitors, as well as children. The aim of the festival is to raise awareness of current environmental problems and solutions, sustainable lifestyles and environmental activism. 


Through this year’s theme of the festival, which is WILDERNESS, we will, in addition to environmental protection, also address the limits of anthropocentrism, ecopsychology and misinformation accompanying (not only) the climate crisis. We will be also looking into the human mind, finding the neural points of the problem through mental health issues and other associated topics. The festival became a part of the international network project The Year of Climate Care, which is conceptually provided by the European Commission’s New European Bauhaus initiative.


We will look into the theme of WILDERNESS as a natural, but also social and cultural phenomenon. Once again, we find ourselves at the crossroads of art and science. Wilderness loss is a serious environmental problem of today. We usually understand wilderness as synonymous with chaos, danger and unpredictability. However, the ecosystem is disrupted by human activity, which we consider cultivation, the necessary acquisition of resources, or the right to housing and security. For the natural life, our system is a mess. In this shift of perspective, isn’t human society as well as individual mind the actual wilderness? We will examine this paradox from the view of natural sciences, art, culture, psychology, sociology and try to find the road to safer waters via mutual understanding, cooperation and cultural dialogue.