Gallery by Night 2011 – Flashbulb Memory

Webpage of the event: http://gbn2011.blogspot.com/

Exhibitions between 22nd – 27th March 2011, each night from 8pm.

Artists: Zbyněk Baladrán (CZ), Dominik Boberski (PL), Michele Bressan (IT/RO) – Larisa Sitar (RO), Kateřina Držková (CZ), Petra Feriancova (SK), Fodor János (HU), Tomáš Hlavina (CZ), Keserue Zsolt (HU), Koralevics Rita (HU), Svätopluk Mikyta (SK), Michal Moravčík (SK), Lucia Nimcova (SK), Tomas Partyka (PL), Pavla Sceranková (SK), Ján Šipöcz (SK), Szabó Péter (HU/RO), Szalay Péter (HU) , Tibor Zsolt (HU)

curator: Borbála Szalai  (HU)

curator assistant: Geraldine Molnár (HU)

The Studio of Young Artists’ Association  is organising an annual series of exhibitions called Gallery by Night since 1991, offering a different exhibition every night for a full week in the Studio Gallery.
This year, the 20th Gallery by Night will feature not only Hungarian, but Czech, Slovakian, Polish and Romanian artists, whose works will be exhibited on nightly changing exhibitions, and for the first time this year, a video exhibition organised in the basement below the Gallery. Gallery by Night is prepared in cooperation with four institutions: FUTURA, Prague, SPACE, Bratislava, WRO Art Center, Wroclaw and the Studio of Young Artists’ Association.
The one-night-only exhibitions and the video exhibition center on a type of remembering on the historical past, that relates to the somewhat mutual past of Central Europe in an abstract way, concentrating more on formal attributes. Borrowing the phrase of flashbulb memory from Psychology, the focus is not on the events of the Socialist past, but on remembrance as research and understanding, as well as the gesture of reconstructing and newly constructing. The artworks approach the past from the perspective of analysis and research, not criticism, the past that inseparably mixes the personal memories of childhood and the political and social conditions of an indirectly experienced system. The furniture of personal spaces from the past, everyday objects, family photographs and amateur video footages will become the tools and sources of understanding, which help decode or reedit the past.

The exhibition aims to outline the collage-like, abstract nature of remembrance that is full of tonal shifts. These impressions and form-centric memories, however, will also reveal the unique relations the exhibiting artists have to their own past.

Program:

22nd March, Tuesday, 8 pm: Petra Feriancova (SK) – Keserue Zsolt (HU)

23rd March, Wednesday, 8 pm: Michal Moravčík (SK) – Ján Šipöcz (SK)

24th March, Thursday, 8pm: Tomáš Hlavina (CZ) – Koralevics Rita (HU)

25st March, Friday, 8pm: Fodor János (HU) – Pavla Sceranková (SK)

26th March, Saturday, 5pm „Central-European Art: Still Sexy?” –panel discussion

LOFFICE (VI.,  Paulay Ede u. 55)

8 pm : Kateřina Držková (CZ) – Szabó Péter (HU/RO)

27th March, Sunday, 8 pm: Svätopluk Mikyta (SK) – Szalay Péter (HU) – Tibor Zsolt (HU)

GBN +/-  Video exhibition

Each night of the Gallery by Night in the basement under the Studio Gallery.

Zbyněk Baladrán (CZ), Dominik Boberski (PL), Michele Bressan (IT/RO) – Larisa Sitar (RO), Kateřina Držková (CZ), Lucia Nimcova (SK), Tomas Partyka (PL), Pavla Sceranková (SK)