2013. nov. 21.

Dual Rhythms | Residency Unlimited | New York | 2013

Dual Rhythms 

A group exhibition with new work by Erika Baglyas, Jonathan Lemieux, Katarzina Marszewski and Yoon Bo-Sook and organized by Luise Kaunert. Residency Unlimited, New York, Saturday November 16, 2013 12pm-6pm

Cordula Maria Rien Kuntari is an internationally recognized Indonesian journalist and war correspondent. She is the first Indonesian civilian author who has written and published a book about the factual truths of the bloody birth-pangs of East Timor. Timor Timur Satu Menit Terakhir, Catatan Seorang Wartawan, 2008, Mizan | East Timor, The Final Hour: A Journalist’s Notes

A political refugee, she has been living in the US since 2009, currently in New York. She is speaking about the circumstances and reasons of her forced immigration the first time in public in my video.
Erika Baglyas, Honestly, 2013, video, sound, 75'

On the left side Jonathan Lemieux' installation | On the right side Erika Baglyas's works

Yoon Bo-Sook's 3D sculptures

Luise Kaunert is the curator of Dual Rhythms | Nathalie Anglès is co-founder and Executive Director of Residency Unlimited 

Katharina Marszewski's drawings

“Dual rhythms”  is made possible with the support of ACAX | Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange as well as the Trust for Mutual Understanding; Le Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec (CALQ); Seoyeong University (Korea) and Mloda Polska Grant from Narodowe Centrum, Kultury, Poland as well as  A-I-R Laboratory/Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw (Poland) and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Special thanks to Cordula Maria Rien Kuntari | Residency Unlimited | freeDimensional | Lenz Tunde

2013. szept. 9.

Way into the Future | Out of the Museum and into the Street

28 09 - 30 11 2013 Pavelhaus, Laafeld, Austria

performance by Jozsef R. Juhasz | behind him Way into the Future, installation, 2013, airport cordon barriers, belts, text on the belts in Hungarian archaic runic writing, this forms a barrier before the entrance to the exhibition space | photo: Gabriella Csoszó 

Baglyas has made a site-specific work for the Pavelhaus show. The installation of a cordon barrier system before the entrance to the exhibition space creates a detour for the visitor, which forces them into a uniform path, where there is no room for individuality or independent decisions. Such a system is usually used to uphold order.
The texts written on the belts in Hungarian runic writing are imperative sentences asking the visitor to “not do” something. The disputed origins of Hungarian runes go back to the 8th century, and read right to left. In Hungary today (since 2010), this writing plays an increasing role in public space, and symbolises the “common ancient Hungarian knowledge” as a virtue of the nationalist political ideology – though most Hungarians are not familiar with it. Baglyas decided to use these runes for her instructions on the belts precisely because there are so few who know this language, either in Hungary or in Europe. Transcribing English sentences into these runes is just as senseless as its use in Hungary in 2013. She offers this game of writing for all those who would like to learn something about the “famous Hungarian past”, and which is an ideological message used for political aims, showing an increasingly threatening view of the future in today’s Hungary. - Adele Eisenstein - 

photo: Gabriella Csoszó 

The sentences that can be deciphered – with the postcard key – on the cordon belts in English:

1.     Please do not be Gypsy!
2.     Please do not be Jewish!
3.     Please do not be gay!
4.     Please do not be different!
5.     Please do not be empathetic!
6.     Please do not be selfless!
7.     Please do not feel free!
8.     Please do not stand here!
9.     Please do not stand there!
10.  Please do not convene!
11.  Please do not argue!
12.  Please do not think!
13.  Please do not get upset!
14.  Please do not go crazy!
15.  Please never lose your sense of wonder!
16.  Please do not ask!
17.  Please do not go too far!
18.  Please stop trying to learn more!

photo: Gabriella Csoszó 

The Key of Runic Writing | from right side to left

Way into the future, 2013, paper, tempera, ink, runic writing, 22,9x30,5cm

Szabad Művészek / Free Artists (HU) | Gabriella Csoszó / Freedoc (HU) | Kívül Tágas / Outer Space (HU)
 | Erika Baglyas (HU) | Borsos Lőrinc (HU) | Tibor Horváth (HU) | András Király (HU) | Szabolcs Kisspál (HU) | Csaba Nemes (HU) | Ilona Németh (SK) | János Sugár (HU) Miklós Erdély (HU) | Gyula Pauer (HU) | Sándor Pinczehelyi (HU) | Tamás St.Auby (HU) | Endre Tót (HU)
curated by Adèle Eisenstein (USA/HU)