On view: till 8th of July
Before Exhibition Gallery
1061 Budapest, Hegedu str 3. A.1.11
|still from "NEWYORK"|
The Stories from the City exhibition focusing on New York as a surrogate for city and city life and thus proposing works that directly or indirectly are linked to New York. The city to the artists is an imaginary place where people can imagine a better life. The city as place for mental projections, connected to promises, fears, ideals …. in that way, New York is the image of the “ideal city”, along with: “if you can make it here, you can make it everywhere”, New York embodies the city as a promise where everything is possible.
Bettina Hutschek presents "Letter From Here/ Unmarked Space" and "NEWYORK":
|still from "Letter from Here"|
Diana Artus presents Nightfall and Inner Outer Space:
The two projects mixed together create an abstract “subway ride” of the posters, which is interrupted once in a while by a little postcard, showing the “mythic image” of the city as a beautiful wish whereas the posters show the “real” city of the everyday. The postcards have a very strong and focused presence through their almost psychedelic colors (= dream, hallucination) – in contrast the posters are black and white and transmit a very urban aesthetics of a broken and dirty reality (= banality, disillusion).
The exhibition is supported by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary