Artist talks, field trips


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October 13.,
Little Warsaw (András Gálik, Bálint Havas)
The Time Factor as an Aspect of Reflections on Art Practices


November 04.,
Be a tourist on the architect’s desk!
Field trip to Dunaújváros
The program of Intercultural Orientation

Intercultural Orientation has been organising trips to Dunaújváros, mainly for foreigners. Maybe the most significant among the informal excursions for small groups were the ones organised as part of the Szerviz exhibition in Budapest’s Műcsarnok in 2001. The goal of the trips was to acquaint the wider public with the curiosities and values of the socialist model town. We try to show what have remained of the Utopian ideas on the basis of which the town was born after realization. If you feel like visiting a town without tourism, history or natural rarities, please participate in one of our trips!

Tour guide:
Tamás Kaszás - Recipient of Smohay Prize 2010 and Studio of Young Artists Association; exhibitions at W139, Amsterdam; NBK, Berlin; Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart; Istambul Biennial 2011.



February 23.,
Tibor SzemzőMusic based moving images

The composer, musician and filmmaker Tibor Szemző will presentexcerpts from his film projects including the work-in-progress "K.en-gravings" and will discuss the inter-relationship and processes involved in working with image, sound and music.

March 1.,
Andreas Fogarasi: Vasarely go home

'Vasarely go home', the title of Fogarasi's latest project, refers to an early example of Institutional Critique in Hungary, János Major's action during the opening of Victor Vasarely's retrospective in 1969 in Budapest.  In his works Fogarasi critically analyses the aestheticisation and economization of urban space and the role of architecture and the cultural field in contemporary society. Incorporating video, sculpture and installation in wide-sweeping discursive webs he is investigating fault lines in historiography, Imagineering, and the creation of cultural identities.
Video documentation

March 22.,
Ilona Németh: Footnote/ Dialogue about a (cancelled) exhibition

The lecture presents the artist’s recent exhibition in Budapest which left the space of the Ernst Museum completely empty as a critical reflection on recent Hungarian cultural policy.Dilemma - a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, especially equally undesirable ones: a difficult situation or problem Logic an argument forcing an opponent to choose either of two unfavorable alternatives.

March 8.,
Hajnal NémethCrash, Contrawork and False Confession

The lecture presents three recent works of the artist by focusing on the stages of production, the potentials of collaboration between artists and musicians, as well as the coupling of genres and on the genre of experimentation.

April 19.,
János Sugár: The tradition of censorship - success/unsuccess in public art

During the Cold War the main message of the culture was demonstrating freedom, and art has takenthis freedom, of course, in new directions, like media/social/political/global awareness. The Cold War is over, the system-crisis is here, and the ideology of openness is getting replaced by control. In politics there is a change in general attitude toward art/culture: The critical competence of art is questioned now by populists everywhere, in many local dialects.

April 28.,
Walter Bolangier: Life and transcience in glass
"Through my work, I endeavour to express the origin of life, the path that is covered, in the labyrinth of day-to-day existence and demise." Walter will discuss his work and 10 years of the INSITU department at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.

Peter De Hertog: Respect tradition but translate into a contemporary language.
Don't concentrate on the proportions, take care about the many other aspects of drawing. Everyone can draw, like everybody can learn how to cook (as long as you respect the recipe)." Peter will present two practical sessions with a model: for first year students the theme is method and tools to construct a figure; for advanced students.