Lumen Fiók #3 / Lumen Station #3 | Reap and Sow | kiadvány bemutató / Issue release


Lumen Station #3
Reap and Sow
Issue release

Having received a lot of attention by contemporary art recently, the topic of this Lumen Station publication is agricultural production. More specifically, strategies of self-
sustenance and survival for individuals, small groups or a whole society, that have emerged primarily but not exclusively within art projects and initiatives launched by artists.

Utopias, an ever unreachable ideal world and the other side of the coin, dystopias, the nightmare of a dark, fearful era have been present all along known human history. However, in the recent past there has been an inevitable abundance of theories forecasting a collapse, and, parallel or maybe even as a response to these, appeared agricultural production, self sustenance and return to nature as more optimistic, counter­utopian ideas. This is not so much an artistic impulse, but a social phenomenon, which however interests many socially-engaged artists.

Editor: Virág Major
Co­Editors: Krisztina Erdei, Gergely László, Judit Szalipszki

Graphic Design: Katarina Šević

Contributors: Collective Plant, Andrea DUDÁS FAJGERNÉ and SZABÓ Eszter Ágnes, ex-artists’ collective, Fallen Fruit, finger group and Katalin ERDŐDI, Fallen Fruit, Ivan Ladislav GALETA, Fernando GARCIA­DORY, Gergely HORVÁTH ­ Róbert NAGY, Valentina KARGA, Christoph KELLER, Elke KRASNY, George McKAY, Miklós MÉCS, 
Myvillages, Nils NORMAN, Endre Lehel PAKSI, Claire PENTECOST, Klaus PICHLER, Harry SACHS ­ Franz HÖFNER

Publisher: Lumen Photography Foundation –

The event will be accompanied by the screening of Paths Through Utopias (director: Isabelle Fremeaux, John Jordan).

The buffet during the event will be organized by the contributors of the publication from their own produces.

About Lumen Station program:
Between 2004 and 2012 the Foundation ran an international exhibition space in Budapest: the Lumen Gallery. As of 2012, the Lumen Committee has opened a new chapter. The monthly solo shows are substituted by the Lumen Station program, the publishing program of the Lumen Foundation. Within this framework a single project or a general topic is chosen and focused upon in a publication. Instead of the artwork and the exhibition, the artistic process and its context are put into spotlight.

The publication is released in the framework of the Off­Biennale Budapest.