In the 19th century, Central Europe experienced a wave of National Revivals, which were heavily influenced by national mythology. Only now can we differentiate between the two – for a long time, national mythology and national history were revered as one and the same thing. It was not only unpopular, but also unacceptable, to question this presumption. As a result national identity was part truth, part historical manipulation.
Since then, we have radically revised our history, and would like to believe that the present is more objective than the past. However, new mythologies replace old ones, and history must be constantly scrutinized and reinterpreted. Tomáš Džadoň, Svätopluk Mikyta and Martin Piaček puts history to the test.
The exhibition Slovak Mythologies takes place in the premises of the law firm Mohns, Tintelnot, Pruggmayer, Vennemann and the honorary consul of Slovakia for Saxony and Thuringia, Dr. Albrecht Tintelnot.