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Emerging adulthood

Opening: 7pm, 13rd September 2016.

 

Exhibiting artists: István Antal, Judit Lilla Molnár, Sándor Dávid Papp, Hajnalka Tulisz

Curator: Ferenc Margl

Opening speech: András Szakács, political analyst

The psychological term of the title describes the difficulties of the young people in the age of 18-25, technically at the doorsteps of the adulthood.

The fundament of the exhibition are this specific term and more generally the crucial experience that the earlier learned rules and systems are not necessarily valid in forthcoming period of life. Skills like the re-writing of the (game) rules become essential as well as the adaptation to new systems and a constant awareness towards the ever changing surroundings. It’s escaping, unbounding, and becoming an adult. These experiences are also related with the loss of trust between the ones who play the game and the others who shape the rules. Familiar structures lose their patterns and forces to adapt, while facing with the unsustainability of the game.

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This above mentioned life experience, which is usually bounded to the completing of the higher education, related to the fading of the protective mechanisms of the childhood, like the support of the family or the government. This shift put to test the soft skills and the not the lexical knowledge which was taught at the many levels of the education; and the constantly changing institutional, legal and social boundaries are prolonging this state of not being able to become adult.  This is a fundamental experience for the twentysomethings of our society, so also for the exhibiting artists of the show.

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Projectroom Studio No. 2

Unkila&Alastalo

CENSOR ME, PLEASE

7.9. – 23.9.2016

Opening: 7pm, 7th September, 2016.

What worries me most is that I am constantly longing for Leader.

Oh my leader, tell me what to think,

what to do,

what to regret.

Give me the holy omniscient,

absolute regret, so that I would feel being right.

(Aino Unkila)

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Aino Unkila and Marko Alastalo are working on Still-project, in which they make site-specific video and photo performances in abandoned or vacant buildings in different European cities. The performances explore disused urban places and the social and local history embedded in them. Concepts arising from the process include fragility, transience, cycles and forgetting.

Unkila&Alastalo will build an exhibition in all the cities in which they have made performances during the project. Each of the exhibitions will have a unique theme that is related to the exhibition city.

From political point of view, Hungary is an interesting juxtaposition point of  conflicting political ideologies. This inspired Unkila&Alastalo to explore power in different levels – personal, political, in-between, intertwined – for their forthcoming exhibition in Budapest, titled CENSOR ME, PLEASE.

The project and exhibition is supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Finnish Cultural Foundation, and Niilo Helander Foundation.

http://www.markoalastalo.com/still.html

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1077, Budapest, Rottenbiller u. 35.
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