MOME - Moholy Nagy Művészeti Egyetem



Hungarian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

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In 2015 Hungary is represented by a specific interactive project entitled Sustainable Identities by artist Szilárd Cseke and curator, MOME lecturer Kinga German. The Hungarian Pavilion has opened May 7th at the 56th International Art Exhibition titled All the World’s Futures.

The Venice Biennale opens to the public on Saturday, May 9th. The Hungarian project is designed to the site of the Pavilion and draws attention to the limits, the interdependency and the determined nature of the ego and various directions of thoughts. The main unit of the artworks is a wall-to-wall foil tube system containing moving balls propelled by fans. Their intersecting routes create a network, which provides an opportunity to reinterpret personal identities on a global basis.

The installation includes a breathing foil cushion too that creates the impression of a "centre" that maintains the system as it continuously inflates and deflates. In contrast with its material it has an organic feel, and with its stable position it stands as a counterpoint to the dynamic and mechanic web of identity shifts.

Reflecting to the paradoxical expression “Sustainable Identities” the students of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest have worded their thoughts that are displayed as part of the installation. The visitors can leave their own message on a black board as well, moreover they can send messages and selfies on postcards and with the help of an iPad App.

The 56th International Art Exhibition titled All the World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, will be open to the public from Saturday, May 9th to Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 at the Giardini della Biennale and at the Arsenale.

La Biennale hosts over 136 artists from 53 countries in the Central Pavilion (Giardini). 44 Collateral will present their exhibitions and initiatives in various locations within the city of Venice. 89 National Participations will be exhibiting in the historical Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the city. Countries participating for the first time in the Exhibition are Grenada, Mauritius, Mongolia, Republic of Mozambique, and Republic of Seychelles.

The Venice Biennale was founded in 1895 and it is now one of the most famous and prestigious cultural organizations in the world. The Hungarian Pavilion is located in Giardini, the center of the exhibition and was designed by architect and sculptor Géza Maróti in 1909. The mosaics were realised by Miksa Roth, based on drawings by A. Korosfoi. The 56th International Art Exhibition is open from Saturday, May 9th to Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 at the Giardini della Biennale and at the Arsenale.