Fresh Europe - Brussels

Hungarian Cultural Institute

Date: 21/November/2006 - 07/January/2007

Thirty-three young Hungarian artists are presented in the company of eight freshly graduated artists from Poland, Slovenia, the Slovak Republic and from the Czech Republic, whom we invited on the suggestion of four professors at four universities. The “smallest common denominator” of these artists is the idea of Mania. The display concentrates on what has become a salient trait of this age of energy drinks and coffee machines, hyperactivity. Nor is it uncommon for the surfer of the energy waves to dip beneath the surface.

Fresh Europe offers you an overview of the strategies the youngest artists employ to dive into euphoria, the consumption mania and information overdrive. Each work rewards with a new surprise, because the overflowing energies and the information that comes from areas so disparate – both technically and geographically – keep provoking exciting new visual associations. Bold and fragile, this new generation is fearless in its exploration of the shifting sand of irrepressible anxiety.

Bertalan Babos (HU) • Lilla Borsos-Lőrinc (HU) • Judit Fischer (HU) • Dániel Horváth (HU) • Juli Kemény (HU)• Endre Kiss (HU) • Rita Koralevics (HU) • Hella Mayer (HU) • Hajnal Miklós • Ábel Péterfy (HU) • Dávid Szentgróti (HU) • Hajnalka Tarr (HU) • Ágnes Verebics (HU) • Julita Paluszkiewicz (PL) • Tomasz Pląskowski (PL) • Mira Gaberova (SK) • Erik Šille (SK) • Katja Sudec (SL) • Urša Vidic (SL) • Terezie Chlibcová (CZ) • Daniela Dostálková (CZ)

Cooperating Universities:
Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest • Faculty of Art, University of Sciences, Pécs • Academy of Fine Arts, Poznań • Faculty of Art and Design, J. E. Purkynĕ University in Ústí nad Labem • Academy of Fine Arts, Bratislava • Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana