SÁRA GINK Ultimately autonomous I Exhibition and roundtable discussion

A transient field in a transient space: from industrial female workers to experimental textile art The relationship between FÉSZEK Art Club and textile in the 1970s and 80s.

Participants of the roundtable: Art critic András Bán, art historian Péter Fitz and László Százados, artist and student of the MOME Doctoral School Sára Gink.

Moderator: Art historian and head of the acb ResearchLab Kata Balázs  

The title is important because the experimental textile movement from the 70s on was all about reinventing textile art and, as a result, the gradual development of its independence, and ultimately, its elevation to grand art. This obviously includes autonomy.  
Like all art movements, experimental textile also created and use a radical language.  Material experiments and technology switches were perceived as ongoing destructive activities, and the original, functional textile items lost their previous meaning. The resulting objects behaved exactly like works of fine art (paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations), only they were made from a different material, textile, if that.  

After 10, 15 years, this process reached a mature stage and at the same time came to an end, by the first half of the 80s. Understanding the cultural political situation in which it all took place is essential. Exhibitions could take place, though preferably far from Budapest, in Szombathely, Eger, Székesfehérvár, i.e. far from the public eye. The first and single exception in the capital was Fészek Gallery. This link is explored by Sára Gink’s Ultimately autonomous installation and DLA study. / Péter Fitz /

There will be a roundtable discussion for the event on Tuesday, 22 November 2022, 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Venue: Fészek Art Club, Hermann room

Sára Gink’s first scientific publication related to her doctoral research was published for the exhibition and can be purchased at the venue, and later at the ISBN books+gallery.

It is available online without the images at the link below:



Event information

There will be a roundtable discussion for the event on Tuesday, 22 November 2022, 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Venue: Fészek Art Club, Hermann room

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