Art Factory 2013, Catania

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Az Art Factory 2013 elnevezésű kortárs képzőművészeti vásár kiemelt kísérőeseményeként nagyszabású magyar művészeti kiállítás nyílt Cataniában. A „Contemporary Budapest” (Kortárs Budapest) címmel létrejövő tárlat a vásár helyszínén álló önálló kiállítási épület teljes területén, három kiállítási szinten összesen 29 magyar művész – köztük festők, szobrászok és fotóművészek – alkotásait mutatja be a várhatóan nagyszámú olaszországi közönségnek. A Magyar-Olasz Kulturális Évad keretében, az olaszországi vásár és a budapesti Art Market Budapest nemzetközi kortárs képzőművészeti vásár közötti együttműködés eredményeként megvalósuló esemény szervezője az EDGE Communications művészeti ügynökség, közreműködő partnerei a Magyar Fotográfusok Háza – Mai Manó Ház és a Budapest Art Factory non-profit művészeti szervezet.

Kiállító fotóművészek:

Barakonyi Szabolcs, Doka Béla, Eperjesi Ágnes, Erdei Krisztina, Esterházy Marcell, Fátyol Viola, Fekete Zsolt, Hermann Ildi, Kudász Gábor Arion, Puklus Péter, Szász Lilla, Telek Balázs, Váradi Viktor.


You Imagine What You Desire

The 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire will be presented from 21 March – 9 June 2014, under the artistic direction of Juliana Engberg.

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The preview artist list, published online at, reveals the names of 18 artists already selected for the 19th Biennale: Yael Bartana, Ulla von Brandenberg, Mircea Cantor, David Claerbout, Yingmei Duan, Krisztina Erdei, Douglas Gordon, Henna-Riikka Halonen, Roni Horn, Mikhail Karikis, Laurent Montaron, Agnieszka Polska, Augustin Rebetez, Maxime Rossi, Wael Shawky, John Stezaker, Corin Sworn, and Tori Wrånes.

You Imagine What You Desire is an evocation celebrating the artistic imagination as a spirited describing and exploration of the world through metaphor and poesis. It makes enquiries into contemporary aesthetic experience, and relates this to historical precedents and future opportunities to imagine possible worlds. It seeks to understand the need artists have today to create immersive and expanded environments, and locates this activity as part of an art historical trajectory, and as a pursuit into the issues of human consciousness, and their psychological, cognitive and corporeal imperatives.

It reminds us that powerful art is not divorced from the cultural conditions, political, social and climatic environments in which it is generated. That indeed it often exists to provide a meta-commentary on these aspects of society – and even, sometimes, act as an antidote and proposition. As a future vision.

You Imagine What You Desire seeks splendour and rapture in works that remain true to a greater, even sublime visuality. Today these things co-exist and overlap, and the tactics of theatricality cannot be separated from overtly social-situationist inspired works, just as they are central to works engaging with humanity at a grand scale. Extra energies are sought in works that unleash physical and psychic intensity. A happy anarchy is produced with works that activate the power of imagination through laughter and activity.

JCE Biennial 2011/2013 Last Exhibition

Amarante, Portugal

Exhibition from 27 April to 23 June 2013

At Museu Amadeo de Souza Cardoso

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The JCE has been weaving its web in the European community since its creation in 2000. The 2009/2011 biennial gathers together eight partner countries and one invited country. This time, Austria, Spain, France, Italy, Lithuania, and Portugal, the partner countries of the biennial’s previous edition, are being joined by Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland. This growing community is lending an unparalleled new vision to the young artistic creation that is currently taking place within Europe.

Backed by an urban partnership (comprising one city per each represented country) is a partnership made of diverse cultural institutions and contemporary art experts, whose main goal is to search for and discover new talents. Each partner acts within its own territory to present an overview of the emerging artistic creation, and to select a group of approximately 10 artists that best represent their generation.

The JCE is built around a growing number of major art professionals and experts who all share a passion for discovering young talents, and who are convinced by the necessity of artistic exchanges within the European community. Their involvement, their initiative, and demand for quality are among the major strengths of the JCE project.