“We are outside”- Exhibition of the SYAA’s new senior members

Vernissage: 17th November 2009
On view till: 5th December 2009

Exhibitors: Erika Baglyas, Andrea Huszár, Éva Emese Kiss, Ádám Kokesch, Anna Lénárd, György Orbán, Zoltán Ötvös, Alexander Schikowski, Henrietta Szira, Zsolt Tibor, Rita Varga and Eszter Lázár art historian

‘We are outside’

The exhibitor artists have already passed the magic age limit (35- year-s old), what the newness orientate and more dominant art-trade is built upon. They are now out of the competition structure opportunities of the nowadays more developed support area (grants, scholarships). The senior members are too old in a sort, so they are already out of the system but they still aren’t old enough to be in another system.
This special out – in but neither in nor out situation created the exhibition concept. The artists react with self-ironic to this special situation: they emphasize not the works but the process of the outplacement and the reception.

During the exhibition term the artists turn theirs backs on the conventional art practice situation. Instead of the Studio Gallery their works are exhibited in different institutes, organizations, museums, and private collections, which are often not even the places out of the gallery but also out of the artist life (Ministry of Education and Culture, Police History Museum, Education Museum, Duna Television Broadcasting Company).

In the Studio Gallery there are only the documentations of the works in the form of photo-reproduction and in cards. The participant made documentations, and used such methods just like in a museum. They wrote only data, facts, and objective descriptions on the cards, then after the backup they stored the works. They chose such institutes, which don’t lock away the works from the audience. During the exhibition twelve intentional lendings are realized: the works got into their temporary places without asking. The art works, which are without asking borrowed to different institutes became outstanding of the contemporary territory and received in their temporary storage. This time the works wanted to get out off the exhibition’s hall and not to get into it.