By and with: Little Warsaw
Little Warsaw is one of the internationally best-known artist groups in Hungary. Their works are reflections on the dissolution of existing systems, particularly the transformation of socialist structures intoa post-industrial market economy. For the duration of the festival, András Gálik and Bálint Havas, the two heads of the collective, will open up a studio in HAU2.
Workshops I-III: Kunst und Agitation
I Tuesday, March 11, 2014
II Thursday, March 13, 2014
III Saturday, March 15, 2014
Each day from 12:00 to 15:00
Free admission, events held in English
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The artist duo Little Warsaw is putting on three workshops within the framework of the festival “Leaving is not an option? Current artistic positions from Hungary”. Together with the participants, András Gálik and Bálint Havas would like to take up the question of what artistic means can be made available for the purposes of conviction and agitation, and what political effects this might induce. The starting point is the following encounter:
A: It must be strange to be a contemporary artist.
B: It’s one of those activities that public opinion secretly holds to be completely useless. Take this story that happened on an ordinary weekday, for instance. The artist and the Berlin curator met up. It being around noon, they opted to make the most of the little time they had by discussing their mutual tasks in a downtown wok bar. The setting seemed ideal, nay, perfect – there were only two other guys in the whole place, both peacefully eating at neighbouring tables. This wasn’t some kind of stuffy interview, the artist and the curator were trying to get to know each other, and they covered more than simply their joint project. Each in his own way endeavoured to advance the common goal. The artist presented his nebulous and indefinite notions, his past and future works, and his planned installation. The curator spoke of fixed and inalterable dates and times. After some time they found themselves alone in the restaurant – the two other men had left without their noticing. One, however, had left the artist and the curator a conspicuously placed note:
A: It must come as a surprise, a shock even, to have such a handwritten declaration addressed to you.
B: Hardly. Anyone claiming to produce intervention art could scarcely be offended by such a demonstration. Part of "Leaving is not an option? – Current artistic positions from Hungary"
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By and with: Little Warsaw
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