MORE LIGHT! Light Environments

New Budapest Gallery

1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 11–12., (Bálna Budapest)

13 April – 23 August 2015

Curator:

Endre Lehel PAKSI

Participating Artists:

BLOCK Group (Zoltán SEBESTYÉN | Zoltán KATONA | Tibor PALKÓ | István NAGY | Árpád Pika NAGY) | László Zsolt BORDOS – Dániel ERDÉLY | János BORSOS | Éva BORTNYIK– Csaba TUBÁK | Attila CSÁJI | Lajos DARGAY | Gyula DOMIÁN | Ágnes EPERJESI | Miklós ERDÉLY | Ferenc XAVÉR FALCONER | Zoltán Zola FERENCZI | György GALÁNTAI | Tihamér GYARMATHY | Péter Tamás HALÁSZ | Károly HOPP-HALÁSZ | Gyula JÚLIUS | Péter KECSKÉS | György KEPES | Glowing Bulbs| Tamás KOMORÓCZKY | Luca KORODI | Klára KUCHTA | Erik MÁTRAI | Lóránt MÉHES | András MENGYÁN | Ágnes PÉTER | PPML (Zsigmond BERNÁTH | Szabolcs KRÁLL | Árpád KOÓS | András JUHÁSZ | Gergő ANTALL | Krisztián MÓCZÁR) | János SUGÁR | Csongor G. SZIGETI | Lenke SZILÁGYI–Dóra BERKES | Andrea SZTOJÁNOVITS | Gyula VÁRNAI | Viktor VICSEK | Zawar Collective (László CSERNÁTONY-LUKÁCS | Zsolt GYARMATI | Zsigmond LUCZA

For the first time in Hungary, a large-scale exhibition centred on light-art is being held which in this case presents Hungarian examples of immersive light-art environments.

These situations, which diverge strikingly from our usual modes of perception, are made possible by the contrivances of the optoelectronic revolution of the 20th century, by various artificial sources of light, such as neon, laser, LED and high-capacity projectors, as well as digital imagery. With their use, the art that was defined by László Moholy-Nagy in the middle of the last century as the most fully developed phase of space-time formation – the zenith of sculpture as it were – can find form in our time.

Light defines the environment, thus the exhibition places side by side cultural and artistic examples of presence brought to our awareness by means of light: the situations and representations that are created by natural and artificial interior and exterior lights, interior installations and exterior night architecture.

The exhibition More Light! presents a wide array of experiments by Hungarian artists in this global trend, compositions which hold their ground on the international level. Beyond showcasing works which make use of artificial light, the exhibition broadens its horizon of thought in a direction where the works of art raise the question: what does existence in light mean to us?

LÓRÁNT MÉHES

Primeval Light – Pathway, 1988–1992 (detail) | Photo: Ferenc Eln

Csongor G. Szigeti

Sun Pin, 2006 | Photo: Ferenc Eln

György Kepes

Design for a Light Tower, 1960 (detail) | Photo: Ferenc Eln

András Mengyán

Polyphonic Visual Space I, 2009 | Photo: Ferenc Eln

Tamás Komoróczky

Inscription on a Prospective Primeval Skull, 2014 (detail) | Photo: József Rosta

Andrea Sztojánovits

Naked Objects, 2013–2015 (detail) | Photo: József Rosta

Gyula Július

Large Hadron Collider, 2015 (detail) | Photo: Ferenc Eln

Gyula Várnai

Systema Naturae, 2011 | Photo: Ferenc Eln

László Zsolt Bordos – Dániel Erdély

Spidron Mapping, 2013 | Photo: Ferenc Eln

Partner museums:

Budapesti Történeti Múzeum, Budapest
Fővárosi Képtár, Budapest
Janus Pannonius Múzeum, Pécs
Kepes Intézet, Eger
Magyar Elektrotechnikai Múzeum, Budapest

Technical partner:

CHRISTIE DIGITAL

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World-class projection displays and visual solutions for any application.

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