Exhibition


Private apartment, Katalin Simon, Zsolt Vásárhelyi

HORIZONTAL STANDING

​In recent years, hundreds of thousands have decided to leave Hungary temporarily or perhaps permanently. A very large number of young and middle-aged Hungarians, including a good many intellectuals, have been looking for work, living, and a new home abroad, mainly in Western European countries. Although their countries of choice are different than those of emigrants around the turn of the 20th century, the reasons for their exodus seem to be very similar. Migration is an adaptive response to the negative economic, social and political processes. The curator-artist couple organizing the exhibition has been living in Berlin for nearly two years now. Because of their personal involvement, the exhibition, taking place in their apartment in Budapest, is an openly subjective approach. Featuring different artistic positions, the show addresses issues regarding the motivations, difficulties and consequences of migration.

In recent years, hundreds of thousands have decided to leave Hungary temporarily or perhaps permanently. A very large number of young and middle-aged Hungarians, including a good many intellectuals, have been looking for work, living, and a new home abroad, mainly in Western European countries. Although their countries of choice are different than those of emigrants around the turn of the 20th century, the reasons for their exodus seem to be very similar. Migration is an adaptive response to the negative economic, social and political processes. Historical experience suggests that only a part of those seeking jobs today in foreign countries will return later; many of them will permanently settle in their new home. The curator-artist couple organizing the exhibition has been living in Berlin for nearly two years now. Because of their personal involvement, the exhibition, taking place in their apartment in Budapest, is an openly subjective approach. Featuring different artistic positions, the show addresses issues regarding the motivations, difficulties and consequences of migration.

The exhibition is accomplished as a cooperation of curator Kati Simon and artist Zsolt Vásárhelyi.

Our special thanks goes to the artists for their contribution and to all lenders and private persons who assisted in realising the exhibition: hunt kastner, Prague; kaufmann repetto, Milano/New York; Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin; Zagreb Film; Zagreb Dox; 2B Galéria, Budapest; tranzit.hu, Budapest; Dávid Forján, Budapest; Kristóf Helyei, Budapest; Péter Pettendi Szabó, Budapest; Dr. Salgó family, Munich; László Szick, Budapest; and all the volunteers.

Further information:

Hilla Ben Ari

1972, lives and works in Tel-Aviv
http://www.hillabenari.com/

Attila Csörgő

1965, Budapest. Lives and works in Bialystok
http://gregorpodnar.com/attila-csorgo/

Péter Forgács

1950, Budapest. Lives and works in Budapest
http://www.forgacspeter.hu

Keserue Zsolt

1968, Lives and works in Budapest, Hungary.
http://keserue.hu/index00.html

Eva Kot’átkova

1982, Prague, Czechoslocakia. Lives and works in Prague
http://www.huntkastner.com/en/artists/kotatkova/
http://www.meyer-riegger.de/en/index.php?cat=artist&artist_id=112

Adrian Paci

1969, Shkoder, Albania. Lives and works in Milan, Italy

http://www.kaufmannrepetto.com/artist/adrian-paci/
http://www.peterkilchmann.com/artists/profile/++/name/adrian-paci/id/21/
http://www.kalfayangalleries.com/

Krsto Papić

1933, Vučedol, Montenegro – 2013, Zagreb, Croatia 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krsto_Papi%C4%87
http://www.zagrebfilm.hr/katalog_autori_detail_e.asp?sif=37

Clara S Rueprich

1970, Halle, East German Republic. Lives and works in Leipzig and London
http://www.clararueprich.de

Katarina Šević

1979, Novi Sad/Újvidék, Yugoslavia. Lives and works in Berlin
http://www.katarinasevic.com

Zsolt Vásárhelyi

1970, Debrecen. Lives and works in Berlin.
http://www.vasarhelyi-zsolt.net

Katarina Zdjelar

1979, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Lives and works in Rotterdam.
http://katarinazdjelar.net/
http://www.spazioa.it/?p=374