Exhibition


Latarka Gallery

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Through retro-futuristic pictures, the exhibition looks at the current circumstances of cultural policy. The bunker or shelter provides protection for those staying in it temporarily or for an extended period of time during a war or at a time of natural disaster. Due to the small spaces and restricted comfort it offers, as well as the absence of natural light and other similar features, it is an unpleasant environment, even if it means survival and safety.

Opening: 14 May  

Through retro-futuristic pictures, the exhibition looks at the current circumstances of cultural policy.

The bunker or shelter provides protection for those staying in it temporarily or for an extended period of time during a war or at a time of natural disaster. Due to the small spaces and restricted comfort it offers, as well as the absence of natural light and other similar features, it is an unpleasant environment, even if it means survival and safety.

The bunker, at the same time, brings into one space the most diverse social groups out of necessity. A special group hierarchy develops in the shelter with two regulating features, such as aggression and humanity, the survival instinct and mercy. The grim little spaces of the bunkers are used only under extreme circumstances: they are capsules safeguarding life. If circumstances become optimal, we quickly forget about them. The exhibition thematizes pressures, absurd decisions in current cultural policy, as well as the transcendence of our own limitations and the questioning of limitations set by others.

Organisers: Latarka Gallery

Further information:

János Huszti (1975, Esztergom)

Lives and works in Esztergom.

http://www.partizan.hu/hu/muveszek/lista-nev1.html

Péter Szalay (1981, Pécs)

Lives and works in Budapest.

http://szalaysculpt.blogspot.hu/