Op arch project exhibition at the Museum Gallery in Pécs

An extensive collaboration was launched by the Janus Pannonius Museum in 2020 under the name Op Art Academy, coordinating the work of students and teachers of four universities, including the MOME Architecture Institute. The spatial sculptures, designs, models and videos created during the workshops are featured in an exhibition that opened on 17 March in Pécs.

In the 2021/2022 academic year, several higher education institutions joined in the interuniversity project that was running for over two years. The project was designed to explore the architectural and urban image aspects of op art and kinetic (i.e. involving movement) art forms, in addition to disseminating and promoting Victor Vasarely’s oeuvre and credo, as well as the diverse tradition of op art and kinetic art among the young. 

It involved first year Architecture MA students creating designs for a visitor centre and temporary exhibition space for the Vasarely Museum in Pécs under the guidance of teachers Balázs Marián and Zsófia Csomay, and BA students designing indoor light-spatial installations as part of a course week with the help of Tamás Getto. Student designs for the visitor centre, as well as installations designed for the course week but already created for the exhibition are available for viewing at the Gallery of the Janus Pannonius Museum in Pécs until 25 June. 

As a special treat, selected pieces by internationally acclaimed kinetic artists from the international collection serving as inspiration are also included in the exhibition. 

Janus Pannonius University, Pécs, University of Pécs, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Institute of Architecture  


Zsófia Csomay, Balázs Marián (DLA),Tamás Getto  (DLA)

Participating students:
Anett Almási, Mátyás Angyal, Levente Márk Balaskó, Fruzsina Bitter, Máté Csapody, Katalin Anna Dresch, Szabolcs Dugár, Imola Erzsébet Fazakas, Liza Formanek, Fanni Hegyi, Norbert Péter Horváth, Kitti Krusinszky, Dávid Kulcsár, Henrietta Nyéki, Áron Páll, Noémi Éva Sebestyén, Domonkos Sinay, Kíra Eszter Szabolcs, Dorottya Zachár

Event information

Date: 25/06 - 17/03/2023
Venue: Janus Pannonius Museum, Pécs

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