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szimpla dupla

contemporary art from Hungary

April 9 - May 30, 2010

Participating artists:

Anna Baróthy - Performance
István Csákány - Room installation
Barbara Follárd - Video
Ádám Kokesch - Plastic Installation
Csenge Kolozsvári - Room installation
Marianna Szabó - Room installation
Szövetség'39 - Room installation
Hajnalka Tarr - Drawing
Zsolt Tibor - Drawing with projections, installation

Opening, Friday, April 9

In recent years the house of arts in Dortmund ever and anon has made a
well shaped contribution to the festival scene:nrw. The Hungarian title of the this
year’s exhibition with current works by artists from Budapest and Pécs is understandable
for the German audience without translation aid. It signifies the desired
continuance of the new contacts between Hungarian and German artists. But in its
simple configuration the title may ignores the effort and the intensity of the works showed in the exhibition however.
The “walkable mountains” by István Csákány show the interest of the curators
Willi Otremba, Hajnal Szolga and Hannes Woidich in space-oriented installations
best. Location specific works were ever since an important component
in the program of the house of arts. With the Hungarian works we establish this
tradition here.

The catalogue documenting the exhibition is available at the Kuenstlerhaus office for 10 Euro.

Radiobrodcasts (in German)

WDR 3, WDR 5

Works in the exhibition:

Szövetség'39 - Room installation

3 műszak
The installation 3 műszak (3 layers) reflects the history of the building, lets the flickering, adjustable light display of miner refulgence revive and reflects the impact of hard and exhausting work. The electronics, placed in the plastic objects, has the same foundations in every part at first, but their later function is anyhow capricious. “We expect, that marginal variations will emerge as visual exciting phenomenons during the 2- month exhibition. Out of an at first homogeneous surface, we try to develop certain archetypes, however the result is capricious. Due to the differing exhaustion and the abrasion of the elements the constructions will probably be distorted by picture noise.

Barbara Follárd - Video

The theme of this work is to occupy a territory, to stay in rooms, to muse dancing, to adapt the room. A dance movie, that reacts on concrete room, relating the environment to the work.

Csenge Kolozsvári
 - Rauminstallation

The function of the installation bases on the theory of Arthur Koestler, who describes the world with the aid of his holarchical organising principle. According to that holons are as independent individuals at the same time parts of a superior system. The installation consists of 21 aluminium balls, which are provided with a button sensor. One touch activates a double signal by the built-in electronics, a light and acoustic source. Audible and visual appearances last about 20 seconds parallel to each other and then disappear by degrees. This period of time is enough for developing a polyphonic sound and a play of light from separate items, which act simultaneously as a musical improvisation.

Anna Baróthy - Performance

„B”- Time visual equation
The way of our seeing and visualization as well as the characteristic world view are  a consequent result of the construction of our sense of sight. Also in visualisation the human being tends to overestimate his skills. My experiment exhibited here asks, how much change of its data a picture with usual process bears, before it gets irrecognizable. Which typical components define how we orient ourselves in our optic process respectively how important are they? What happens, if i omit one of them or change its parameter?

Ádám Kokesch - Plastic Installation

Untitled 2010, mixed media
The exhibited objects build a non-organic group and are presented in a special way.  The objects, which can be interpreted as a sensor as well as a picture shall thereby rather be interpreted as properties of the room, which want to be presented in this room-as sensors respectively pods they also can stand for themselves.

Hajnalka Tarr - Zeichnung

Private practice : Reality coloring book,  "Family"
Reality colouring books is a painting book series for adults. I think that we close our minds to reams of appearances and that we have irreversible prejudices against them and classify them hastily as good or bad. But one of this phenomenons is undeniable, they appear, change and disappear and we have noticed them. With my painting books i want to try-without categorisation and exceeding emotional reactions, to look gentle and quiet on everything, on that, what happens in us and around us, independent on if we like it or dislike it.

Zsolt Tibor - Zeichnung mit Projektionen, Installation

Without title
Inside of a given room i project photos, for example from similar interior rooms, situations and objects, which are further thought, drawn and “built” by me, therefore  i use different materials and if applicable also additional  slides.

Marianna Szabó - Rauminstallation

A surface, designed by parallel threads creates a form, however its discontinuity makes it irrecognizable and
incomprehensible. All this may be taken as a cyst or a grab, which lets a human being, a not exactly definable
person can only be guessed. The characteristic differing men and women figures are placed quite far
from each other, however the treads they are made of run in one another in some places and make contacts
between them. These intersections can be interpreted as friendship, family ties or as interpersonal relationship.
They overlap small-area or large-area and may ease the sense of loneliness.

István Csákány - Rauminstallation

The choreography of the mountain
Mit der Installation „Die Choreographie des Berges“, die zuerst im Ernst-Múzeum, Budapest, in der Ausstellung Lenmechanika gezeigt wurde, tritt das bis dahin eher der Malerei zugedachte Thema in den dreidimensionalen Raum und erlangt hier im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes Gewicht. Der Berg als beliebter Topos der Romantik beschränkt sich so nicht allein auf den imposanten Anblick, sondern wird selbst zur Oberfläche für die Präsentation des Werkes, zum Mittel, den Berg zu erfassen. Im künstlichen Bereich des Ausstellungsraumes gehen die Besucher ca. einen Meter über dem Fußboden einem Abenteuer nach.  Indem sie die massive Konstruktion erklettern, formen sie die „Choreographie des Berges“ mit und werden gleichzeitig zu dessen Bestandteil.

Party at the opening

Concept and organization: Hannes Woidich, Hajnal Szolga,Willi Otremba

Photography ©:
Graphic design ©: Elena Schneider, radau-gestaltung.de
Photos opening ©: Yoko Dupuis

kindly supported by:
Sparkasse Dortmund, Cultural Department of the City of Dortmund