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Turning Points / extensional works

Under the title Turning Points, the Kunsthalle Gießen presents selected works from the Collection von Kelterborn, whose focus lies in politically charged and socially critical works by internationally renowned artists. Against the background of digitalisation and globalisation, the works shown reflect our present day as it is marked by numerous upheavals. In this regard there is a strong focus is on video art.

On blinkvideo we show extensional works like the documentary films of Teboho Edkins and background videos as the City Film West Berlin of The Tödliche Doris.
image: © Teboho Edkins

UNSTILLED LIFE: Artist Animations 1980-2020
Curated by Emma Cousin and Paul Carey-Kent

Why this show, here and now? British artist-curator Emma Cousin and writer-curator Paul Carey-Kent recently pulled together a choice of artist animations, thinking that the increasingly vibrant medium is especially suited to the online emphasis of the locked down art world of 2020. Three of them turned out to be represented by Ron Mandos, making the Amsterdam gallery ideal hosts. The cast is international, and to reflect that Tintype gallery in London and Hamburg’s blinkvideo have joined in with variations on the programme. 
Markus Vater Worlds don’t come easy, 2020

Something Between Us
KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION, Düsseldorf

The exhibition „Something Between Us“ focuses on both our contemporary lives and the anthropological constants of interpersonal dealings: love, empathy, security, care and safety on the one hand, and hate, role fixation, dependency, reprimand and exclusion on the other. Something Between Us asks how these structures of togetherness are changing in our digital era.
Thomas Taube OCCIDENT, 2020

REFRACTED REALITIES at VIDEONALE.17

In optics, “refraction” refers to the bending of a beam of light, a change in direction which occurs at the moment when it passes from one medium to another. Through refraction, the light wave alters course, changing the way we perceive the objects it illuminates in the process. This optical deviation requires us to repeatedly correct our gaze, comparing the beginning and end points of our perception with reality, and bringing the object we see clearly into focus. In its figurative sense, refraction refers to a critical reflection on the means and channels of visualization, and by extension the possibility of a rearticulation of our view of things – how they are, were, or apparently always have been.
Image: © Sohrab Hura

NEW: Favorites curated by blinkvideo users

What do you like? Over the next few months, we will be showing here selections of works, compiled by you, as a blinkvideo user.

Stefano Miraglia: Hey Blinkvideo members! Here are my eight "must watch" films and videos. Happy to find in this catalogue some of the works that got me interested in artists' moving image when I was a student! (Guillaume Leblon! Daniel Steegmann Mangrané! Marylène Negro!).

Do you have any favorites on blinkvideo ? Or would you like to focus attention on some video works? Or would you like to compile and show videos on a specific topic? You can do so with the new tool on blinkvideo.
Create a favorites list as follows: When you're logged in, a little sign "add to favorite list" will appear below each video. With the click on it, you add the film to your favorites list. When you have collected all the works, open your favorites list and you can share the list with blinkvideo. We will then receive a message and put the compilation online.
We are very curious about your selection!

Critics’ Pick: Vienna by Nicole Büsing + Heiko Klaas

The group show “Antarctica. An Exhibition on Alienation” was presented in Vienna during the past winter season. Departing from a note written by the Italian cult director Michelangelo Antonioni referring to a potential glacier melting in the Antarctica and a hint to a film, the two curators from the Kunsthalle Wien, Vanessa Joan Müller and Nicolaus Schafhausen, conceived an exhibition on the topic of alienation and contemporary art. The focus was on the latest contemporary photography and video art by the younger generation of artists.
Image: © Isabella Fürnkäs

Expanding Bauhaus.
New Reflections on the Bauhaus Movement in Time-Based Media Art / Goethe Institute Netherlands

A screening series selected by Elke Kania (Cologne), Julia Sökeland (Hamburg) and Ludwig Seyfarth (Berlin)

With its combination of various arts such as painting, photography film, architecture, fashion, product and interior design and textile art, the Bauhaus is still considered the epitome of a technologically advanced modernity. Last but not least, the attempt to create the whole society aesthetically, inspired many artists worldwide.
Image: © Adnan Softic

Johan Grimonprez

Johan Grimonprez’s critically acclaimed work dances on the borders of practice and theory, art and cinema, documentary and fiction, demanding a double take on the part of the viewer. Informed by an archeology of present-day media, his work seeks out the tension between the intimate and the bigger picture of globalization. It questions our contemporary sublime, one framed by a fear industry that has infected political and social dialogue. By suggesting new narratives through which to tell a story, his work emphasizes a multiplicity of realities.
image: © Johan Griminprez

Christoph Faulhaber: Revolution & Architecture

With "Revolution & Architecture" Christoph Faulhaber (* 1972 in Osnabrück, lives in Hamburg) conceives, builds, designs and opens a whole series of very different rooms in the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. In order to discover the revolutionary aspect of these "architectures", one has to look at the social implications of interior design in general. In the forum the visitor then enters Faulhaber's cinematic autobiography "Every Picture is an Empty Picture" as in the eye of the cyclone: The work is split into 15 individual films and surrounds the visitor in a circle.
Image: © Christoph Faulhaber

Stiftung imai – inter media art institute

The Düsseldorf based foundation imai – inter media art institute was founded in 2006 in order to establish an institution in Germany dedicated to the distribution and preservation of media art and associated activities.
Image: © Marcel Odenbach

Featured videos

Federico Adorno
La estancia, 2014

Federico Adorno’s film La estancia was awarded the Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen at this year’s International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. In its statement the jury said: “Through a succession of subtly constructed tableaux, this powerful film is a profound critique of systematic oppression. Instigated by a massacre amidst a land-rights conflict in Paraguay, this haunting work transcends the local context to voice the struggle for essential freedoms.”Many years ago, while he was working at the Swiss NGO “Helvetas Paraguay”, Adorno travelled long distances into the countryside to film short documentaries with peasants, whom he taught how to use a camera and write short stories, which they then shot together. His last two short films are about land rights and property, and how the extensive ownership of land by just a few landowners gives rise to serious conflicts and problems in rural communities. Isla Alta is about the tensions that surround a community when a wealthy rancher goes missing; La estancia depicts the aftermath of a massacre and is based on true events that happened in Paraguay in 2012.

Tobias Yves Zintel
Breed and Educate, 2018

The Film Breed and Educate is based on a collaborative performance with a class from the Hector-Peterson-Schule Berlin Kreuzberg and the HAU. In numerous task based rehearsals eight pupils between 11 and 13 years explored the possibilties of self-education. Based on various materials from found footage to documentary and staged scenes the film circles around the relationship of controlling and self-empowerment in educational systems. Breed and Educate is circling around the question of how lessons should be organised in times of network and algorthim-based learning. Algorithms and neuronal networks have to master problems only once, after they achieved their goal, results can be duplicated and copied any number of times. Kids on the other hand side have to learn everything step by step, the accumulated knowlede can’t be transfered from on kid to the other by „copy and paste“. An allopoetic system is a trivial system, which can be potentially fully explored, controlled and operated by an observer. With a similar theory in mind, the Prussians started to organise schooling in 1717, to prepare pupils for the Prussian Military Academy. What happens almost 300 years later in a school in Berlin, when the relationship between control and self-empowerment is inverted by postmigrant pupils who breed robots, are educated by them and vice versa? “ In Breed and Educate an automated dionsaur is introduced by a twelfe year old boy: “It’s easily trainable”. While he explains the mode of operation, one sees the parallels: the school wouldn’t have any problems with pupils equipped with a suitable operating system downloaded from the internet. Sounds like an uncanny utopia.” (Katrin Bettina Müller)

Lene Markusen
Grad, 2004

Dieter Kiessling
60 Minutes 360 Degrees GK 2010, 2010

A boy is portrayed with a video camera for an hour on a tennis court.During this time the camera turns through 360 degrees. Meanwhile, the whole space is recorded piece by piece. The boy follows the camera movement slowly thus remaining constantly in the centre of the picture.

Clemens von Wedemeyer
Silberhöhe, 2003

In Halle-Silberhöhe in East Germany, the camera records peri-urban area architecture, prefabricated buildings that are deserted and destined to be demolished. The commentary evokes a film editing technique used by Michelangelo Antonioni in his film, L’Eclisse (1962).

Janet Biggs
Fade to White, 2010

In Fade to White, Biggs delves into the desire to explore remote lands. To create this work, the artist embarked on an expedition in the high Arctic, traveling aboard an ice-class, 2-masted schooner, built in 1910. During the voyage, Biggs filmed Fade to White, focusing on a crew member as he navigated the ship through iceberg filled seas, and paddled a kayak past glacier walls and polar bears. As she photographed the explorer, Biggs tested her own will and endurance. The visual tension of her uncompromising imagery bespeaks their mutual struggle to maintain balance and purpose. Yet, the video also reveals the myth of the solitary white male explorer. Biggs explains, "The desire to hold onto the notion of the 'great white north' as a blank space awaiting interpretation only reinforces the idea of the colonial polar hero. The 'virgin' north has now been mapped, surveyed, and mined, but increased knowledge has not replaced endless fantasies of discovery." Loss and change are implicit in the video's title, Fade to White, which refers to an editing technique used to evoke death or transcendence. Biggs integrated her Arctic imagery with sound and video footage of counter tenor John Kelly, whose age, androgyny, and mournful voice parallel the vanishing Arctic landscape and signal the waning of male dominance.

Rebecca Ann Tess
The Tallest, 2014

The »The Tallest« shows pictures shot on-site of the currently tallest buildings in the world. The high-rises are shown as set pieces of global capitalism, visually disappearing into abstraction. The reduced images are reminding of 3D rendering. The simulated image of these buildings circulates in the media for representational and advertising purposes, becomes a substantial object and the actual spatiality becomes a mockup. The narration is undertaken by a computer voice, it describes the competition for the tallest tower at such divers places as Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Mecca, Nanjing, New York City, Seoul, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Songdo and Taipei.

Johanna Reich
LIGHT ON BLACK ON WHITEHOMAGE TO MALEVICH, 2015

A moving digital light drawing illuminates a white wall. A hand painting a black square on the white surface becomes visible. At the same time the light drawing is painting a light square. In the end the light of the digital light square illuminates the finished black oil painting.

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Statement

My works are paintings, drawings and short, non-narrative videoloops. The paintings and drawings serve as the basis of my animations. I usually install the videos on small digital frames mixing them with paintings. My approach is to observe and wonder at ordinary details of everyday situations that are so familiar that they become invisible. This practice revelars formerly invisible layers of reality. I explore manifestations of social processes and the origins of public opinion. In my most recent series I am investigating the anger of everyday people and their possibilities for disobedience. The focus is on women and on unlearning the given image of the beautiful, tame and inert victim. The short videoloops and the small sized paintings depict moments when the weary and inert bodies of the ‘meek’ start to invigorate and ‘jump out of the boiling water’. They become angry and nervous. The silent routine gets disrupted as they start using muscles that they haven’t moved before and they take action on their own behalf. The series is an experiment to find new viewpoints when talking about abuse by emphasizing the feeling of indignity and the awkwardness in these situations instead of glamorizing the victim.


Biography

Education

2014- 2016 Le Fresnoy École Nationale des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, France
2000-2006 Hungarian University of Fine Arts (MKE), Budapest, Painting Faculty
1998-2000 University of Eger, Faculty of Fine Arts and Visual Communications 

www.eszterszabo.hu

Selected solo exhibitions

2016
Double Take, European House of Art Upper Bavaria – Schafhof, Freising, GER

2014
179.-; AC Institute, New York, USA

2012
Humain, trop humain, Taiss Gallery, Paris, FR

2010
>65_2053, Videospace Gallery, Budapest
Time remapping, Jozsa Gallery, Brussels, BE
2041, Artists Unlimited Gallery, Bielefeld, DE
The city through my eyes (with György Kovásznai, and Tamás Kovács Budha), Klauzál 13 Gallery, Budapest
C’est combien le kilo?, Hungarian Institute, Paris, FR

2009
Collected People, Octogonart Gallery, Budapest

2008
Videospace Gallery (with Léna Kútvölgyi and Tamás Zádor), Budapest
Fínomfozelék, Muveleti Terület, Budapest
Szormés kapucnik, boulevardésbrezsnyev Gallery (with Ágnes Gazdag), Budapest

2007
Erlin Gallery, Budapest

Selected group exhibitions

2017
PATRON Gallery of the Studio of Young Artists Association, Budapest, HU
LAMP!, Kiscelli Museum, Budapest HU
Leopold Bloom Art Award, Finalists; New Budapest Gallery, Bálna, Budapest HU
Paréidolie, videó válogatás (Abandoning The testicals), Marseille, FR

2016
PATRON Gallery of the Studio of Young Artists Association, Budapest, HU
Panorma 18; Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, FR
Almost Nothing / Paréidolie with Analix Forever, Marseille, FR
What Kind of Creature is an Artist?, Labor, Budapest, HU

2015
Hors Pistes, Cinema Galeries, Brüsszel, BE
Techniquement douce, Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, FR
Lake of Memories, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, HU
Hybride 3; Biennale d'Art Contemporain, SMAC, Douai, FR
Imago Mundi: Map of the New Art; Fondacione Giorgio Cini, Venice, IT
Lake of Memories, Pegazus, Szentbékálla, HU
Dis//Connected, Tesla Budapest, Budapest, HU
Reflective/Perspective, Deutsches Filmmuseum / Vertikale #2, Frankfurt, GER

2014
Budapest, our metropolis & Balaton, our see; Macar Kültür Merkezi, Istambul, TR
Mundus Vadit Retro, Maribor, SLO
Age of the Gnomes, L'Office, Budapest, HU
Free Fall, Chimera Project, Budapest, HU
Vanília - A férfiasság egydimenziós felfogásán kívül eso szótár # 01, kArton galéria, Budapest, HU
Frame by frame, New Sinagogue, Zilina, SK
Not too distant present, FKSE, Budapest, HU
MusrarMix, video festival; Jesuralem
Pandamonium; Momentum Gallery, Berlin

2013
Art market Budapest, (acb Gallery), Budapest, HU
Punga, Amadeus Foundation, Budapest, HU
Portrait, Taiss gallery, Paris, FR
Hungary Special, www.Blinkvideo.de
Deathly Nature, MODEM Museum, Debrecen, HU
Leopold Bloom Art Award, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, HU
Derkovits-NOW, Kunsthalle Budapest, HU
In the Kitchen, in Bed, in Public, Mai Manó Ház, Budapest, HU
Is This Real?, Chimera Project, Budapest, HU
Budapest Tales, Scheublein Fine Art, Zürich, CH
Kontextus, Karton Gallery, Budapest, HU

2012
2 hónap-2 lap-kétség, Gallery Centralis, Budapest, HU
Jó jel, Studio Gallery, Budapest, HU
Világosan itt áll, ICA-D, Dunaújváros, HU
Curators Network, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, HU
Codex Dinamic, Manhattan Bridge, New York, USA
Dumbo Arts Festival, New York, USA
02 VIDEOAKT International Videoart Biennial, Berlin, GER
Sejt, (travelling exhibition): Aquarium, Budapest; MODEM museum, Debrecen; Cella Spetichora, Pécs, HU
Fest Anca, International Animation Festival, Zilina, SL
Trimming Reality, Gallery of the French Institute, Bratislava, SL
Tradition reconsidered, Ernst Museum, Budapest, HU
Art Paris, (with Taiss Gallery) Grand Palais, Paris, FR
The patterns of Time, Acb Gallery, Budapest, HU
Open Studios, Triangle Arts, New York, USA
Idées Farfelues, Le 6B, Saint-Denis, Paris, FR
Sans Réperes, Hungarian Institute, Paris, FR

2011
Art Market, Millenáris, Budapest, HU
Bogota International Art Fair, ArtBo, Bogota, Colombia
Re: Kovásznai, CHB, Berlin, GER
Immersive surfaces, Dumbo Arts Festival, video projection on Manhattan Bridge, New York, USA
Storsjöyran Festival, Östersund, Sweeden
There must be an exit, ART STRAYS 9 festival, Ptuj, Slovenia
Speaks for itself, National Gallery, Budapest, HU
Jeunnes Création Européenne, Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Museum, Amarante, Portugal
FIKA, Fiatal Kortárs Állásfoglalások, Bóbita Bábszínház, Pécs, HU
O2 VIDEOAKT, International Videoart Biennal, Barcelona, ES
REC11 Festival, „Internationla pearls” section, Tarragona, ES
Jeunnes Création Européenne, L'hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, ES
Derkovits Fellowship Awardees, Ernst Museum, Budapest, HU
April’s Fools, SpaceCamp MicroGallery, Indianapolis, USA
Videa, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Miskolc, HU
Spicy Collection, (travelling exhibition), CHB, Berlin, DE; RICH MIX , London UK; Hungarian Institute, Rome IT

2010
Budapest Art Fair, Budapest, HU
Haunted, Sur la montagne, Berlin, DE
Drawing?, Budapest Gallery, Budapest
FIAC, Videospace Gallery, Paris, FR
Jeunnes Création Européenne, Traklaus Galerie, Salzburg, AT
700 Reindeerland, International Film & Video Festival, IS
Central Europe Revisited III, Schloss Esterházy, Eisenstadt, AT
Relations – Who? What? Where?, Municipal Gallery, Székesfehérvár, HU
Jeunnes Création Européenne, Municipal Gallery, Bratislava, SK
Cekker, Hybridart Gallery, Budapest, HU
Partition_2.0 / fake, Modem, Debrecen, HU
Everydays, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Miskolc, HU
Processes III Animation, Videospace Gallery, Budapest, HU
Jeunnes Création Européenne, Klaipeda Exhibition Hall, Klaipeda, LT

2009
Présent Conditionel, Hungarian Institute, Paris, FR
FIAC, with Videospace Gallery, Paris, FR
Free Artwork, Ouvre Boites, Paris, FR
Jeunnes Création Européenne, Fabrique á Montrouge, Paris, FR
Blocked Disbursement, acb Gallery, Budapest, HU
FIKA, Zsolnay Factory, Pécs, HU
Urbanscape, Akku, Budapest, HU
Private Practice, Empire Gallery, London, UK
Pixels, Ernst Museum, Budapest, HU

2008
Csillagszálló utcaprojekt, Gödör, Budapest, HU
Mechanics of the Canvas, Ernst Museum, Budapest, HU
Time Print 08, Hungarian Institute, Brussels, BE

2007
Group Therapy, Octogonart Gallery, Budapest, HU
Teleportation, Kassel, DE

2006
boulevardésbrezsnyev Gallery, Budapest, HU
Instant, Írókéz Gallery, Szombathely, HU
KNSTH FMR no.1, Budapest, HU
Beauty Free Shop, (project of Divus publishing house and Umelec magazine), Prague, CZ
PÉÉP, Gallery of the Studio of Young Artists Association, Budapest, HU

Residencies / workshops / scholarships

2015 MÖB Scholarship, HU
2013 Derkovits Scholarship, HU
2012 Triangle Arts Residency, (grant of Futura), Brooklyn, New York, USA
2011 Derkovits Scholarship, HU
2010 Jeunnes Création Européenne residency in Paris, FR
Artists Unlimited, residency in Bielefeld, DE
Derkovits Scholarship, HU
2009 Intermodem, media workshop in Debrecen, HU
2006 Shirin Neshat workshop, Salzburg Summer Academy, AT
Caran d’Ache – Corwell Prize, MKE, HU
Budapest Gallery; Residency in Salzburg, AT
2004 Erasmus Scholarship, École des Beaux Arts, Le Mans, FR
2001 Pannoncolor Award, HU

Memberships:

Artus Stúdió, Fiatal Képzomuvészek Stúdiója

Galleries:

acb Galéria, Budapest HU; Taiss galéria, Párizs, FR

Selected bibliography:

Nolasco-Rózsás Lívia: Szépség, esendoség, érdemlegesség, interview with Eszter Szabó; Flash Art, 2014 / 04-05
Oltai Kata: Kontextus: Adalékok-Hogyan közelítsünk kortárs vizális muvészethez. Budapest 2012. 39p
P. Szucs Julianna: Gyémánt a kazalban. Mozgóvilág, 2012/5
Kürti Emese: Szabó Eszter munkáiról. Mozgóvilág, 2011/5
Slash/Paris: Humain trop humain. 2012/4

Eszter Szabó
Education2014- 2016 Le Fresnoy École Nationale des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, France2000-2006 Hungarian University of Fine Arts (MKE), Budapest, Painting Faculty1998-2000 University of Eger, Faculty of Fine Arts and Visual Communications www.eszterszabo.hu Selected solo exhibitions2016Double Take, European House of Art Upper Bavaria – Schafhof, Freising, GER 2014 179.-; AC Institute, New York, USA 2012 Humain, trop humain, Taiss Gallery, Paris, FR 2010 >65_2053, Videospace Gallery, Budapest Time remapping, Jozsa Gallery, Brussels, BE 2041, Artists Unlimited Gallery, Bielefeld, DE The city through my eyes (with György Kovásznai, and Tamás Kovács Budha), Klauzál 13 Gallery, Budapest C’est combien le kilo?, Hungarian Institute, Paris, FR 2009 Collected People, Octogonart Gallery, Budapest 2008 Videospace Gallery (with Léna Kútvölgyi and Tamás Zádor), Budapest Fínomfozelék, Muveleti Terület, Budapest Szormés kapucnik, boulevardésbrezsnyev Gallery (with Ágnes Gazdag), Budapest 2007 Erlin Gallery, Budapest Selected group exhibitions2017PATRON Gallery of the Studio of Young Artists Association, Budapest, HULAMP!, Kiscelli Museum, Budapest HULeopold Bloom Art Award, Finalists; New Budapest Gallery, Bálna, Budapest HUParéidolie, videó válogatás (Abandoning The testicals), Marseille, FR2016PATRON Gallery of the Studio of Young Artists Association, Budapest, HUPanorma 18; Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, FRAlmost Nothing / Paréidolie with Analix Forever, Marseille, FRWhat Kind of Creature is an Artist?, Labor, Budapest, HU 2015Hors Pistes, Cinema Galeries, Brüsszel, BETechniquement douce, Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, FRLake of Memories, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, HUHybride 3; Biennale d'Art Contemporain, SMAC, Douai, FRImago Mundi: Map of the New Art; Fondacione Giorgio Cini, Venice, ITLake of Memories, Pegazus, Szentbékálla, HUDis//Connected, Tesla Budapest, Budapest, HUReflective/Perspective, Deutsches Filmmuseum / Vertikale #2, Frankfurt, GER 2014 Budapest, our metropolis & Balaton, our see; Macar Kültür Merkezi, Istambul, TR Mundus Vadit Retro, Maribor, SLOAge of the Gnomes, L'Office, Budapest, HU Free Fall, Chimera Project, Budapest, HU Vanília - A férfiasság egydimenziós felfogásán kívül eso szótár # 01, kArton galéria, Budapest, HU Frame by frame, New Sinagogue, Zilina, SK Not too distant present, FKSE, Budapest, HU MusrarMix, video festival; Jesuralem Pandamonium; Momentum Gallery, Berlin 2013 Art market Budapest, (acb Gallery), Budapest, HU Punga, Amadeus Foundation, Budapest, HU Portrait, Taiss gallery, Paris, FR Hungary Special, www.Blinkvideo.de Deathly Nature, MODEM Museum, Debrecen, HU Leopold Bloom Art Award, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, HU Derkovits-NOW, Kunsthalle Budapest, HU In the Kitchen, in Bed, in Public, Mai Manó Ház, Budapest, HU Is This Real?, Chimera Project, Budapest, HU Budapest Tales, Scheublein Fine Art, Zürich, CH Kontextus, Karton Gallery, Budapest, HU 2012 2 hónap-2 lap-kétség, Gallery Centralis, Budapest, HU Jó jel, Studio Gallery, Budapest, HU Világosan itt áll, ICA-D, Dunaújváros, HU Curators Network, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, HU Codex Dinamic, Manhattan Bridge, New York, USA Dumbo Arts Festival, New York, USA 02 VIDEOAKT International Videoart Biennial, Berlin, GER Sejt, (travelling exhibition): Aquarium, Budapest; MODEM museum, Debrecen; Cella Spetichora, Pécs, HU Fest Anca, International Animation Festival, Zilina, SL Trimming Reality, Gallery of the French Institute, Bratislava, SL Tradition reconsidered, Ernst Museum, Budapest, HU Art Paris, (with Taiss Gallery) Grand Palais, Paris, FR The patterns of Time, Acb Gallery, Budapest, HU Open Studios, Triangle Arts, New York, USA Idées Farfelues, Le 6B, Saint-Denis, Paris, FR Sans Réperes, Hungarian Institute, Paris, FR 2011 Art Market, Millenáris, Budapest, HU Bogota International Art Fair, ArtBo, Bogota, Colombia Re: Kovásznai, CHB, Berlin, GER Immersive surfaces, Dumbo Arts Festival, video projection on Manhattan Bridge, New York, USA Storsjöyran Festival, Östersund, Sweeden There must be an exit, ART STRAYS 9 festival, Ptuj, Slovenia Speaks for itself, National Gallery, Budapest, HU Jeunnes Création Européenne, Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Museum, Amarante, Portugal FIKA, Fiatal Kortárs Állásfoglalások, Bóbita Bábszínház, Pécs, HU O2 VIDEOAKT, International Videoart Biennal, Barcelona, ES REC11 Festival, „Internationla pearls” section, Tarragona, ES Jeunnes Création Européenne, L'hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, ES Derkovits Fellowship Awardees, Ernst Museum, Budapest, HU April’s Fools, SpaceCamp MicroGallery, Indianapolis, USA Videa, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Miskolc, HU Spicy Collection, (travelling exhibition), CHB, Berlin, DE; RICH MIX , London UK; Hungarian Institute, Rome IT 2010 Budapest Art Fair, Budapest, HU Haunted, Sur la montagne, Berlin, DE Drawing?, Budapest Gallery, Budapest FIAC, Videospace Gallery, Paris, FR Jeunnes Création Européenne, Traklaus Galerie, Salzburg, AT 700 Reindeerland, International Film & Video Festival, IS Central Europe Revisited III, Schloss Esterházy, Eisenstadt, AT Relations – Who? What? Where?, Municipal Gallery, Székesfehérvár, HU Jeunnes Création Européenne, Municipal Gallery, Bratislava, SK Cekker, Hybridart Gallery, Budapest, HU Partition_2.0 / fake, Modem, Debrecen, HU Everydays, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Miskolc, HU Processes III Animation, Videospace Gallery, Budapest, HU Jeunnes Création Européenne, Klaipeda Exhibition Hall, Klaipeda, LT 2009 Présent Conditionel, Hungarian Institute, Paris, FR FIAC, with Videospace Gallery, Paris, FR Free Artwork, Ouvre Boites, Paris, FR Jeunnes Création Européenne, Fabrique á Montrouge, Paris, FR Blocked Disbursement, acb Gallery, Budapest, HU FIKA, Zsolnay Factory, Pécs, HU Urbanscape, Akku, Budapest, HU Private Practice, Empire Gallery, London, UK Pixels, Ernst Museum, Budapest, HU 2008 Csillagszálló utcaprojekt, Gödör, Budapest, HU Mechanics of the Canvas, Ernst Museum, Budapest, HU Time Print 08, Hungarian Institute, Brussels, BE 2007 Group Therapy, Octogonart Gallery, Budapest, HU Teleportation, Kassel, DE 2006 boulevardésbrezsnyev Gallery, Budapest, HU Instant, Írókéz Gallery, Szombathely, HU KNSTH FMR no.1, Budapest, HU Beauty Free Shop, (project of Divus publishing house and Umelec magazine), Prague, CZ PÉÉP, Gallery of the Studio of Young Artists Association, Budapest, HU Residencies / workshops / scholarships 2015 MÖB Scholarship, HU 2013 Derkovits Scholarship, HU 2012 Triangle Arts Residency, (grant of Futura), Brooklyn, New York, USA 2011 Derkovits Scholarship, HU 2010 Jeunnes Création Européenne residency in Paris, FR Artists Unlimited, residency in Bielefeld, DE Derkovits Scholarship, HU 2009 Intermodem, media workshop in Debrecen, HU 2006 Shirin Neshat workshop, Salzburg Summer Academy, AT Caran d’Ache – Corwell Prize, MKE, HU Budapest Gallery; Residency in Salzburg, AT 2004 Erasmus Scholarship, École des Beaux Arts, Le Mans, FR 2001 Pannoncolor Award, HU Memberships: Artus Stúdió, Fiatal Képzomuvészek Stúdiója Galleries: acb Galéria, Budapest HU; Taiss galéria, Párizs, FR Selected bibliography: Nolasco-Rózsás Lívia: Szépség, esendoség, érdemlegesség, interview with Eszter Szabó; Flash Art, 2014 / 04-05 Oltai Kata: Kontextus: Adalékok-Hogyan közelítsünk kortárs vizális muvészethez. Budapest 2012. 39p P. Szucs Julianna: Gyémánt a kazalban. Mozgóvilág, 2012/5 Kürti Emese: Szabó Eszter munkáiról. Mozgóvilág, 2011/5 Slash/Paris: Humain trop humain. 2012/4

Eszter Szabó
The Reconquest of Paradise

Artist Eszter Szabó
Year 2011
Duration 3:00 min
Edition 5
Technical info HD video
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The Reconquest of Paradise is a 3 minute long animated loop with sound that depicts an 'idealistic' future of Hungary. It is an exaggerate idyll with a centralized common taste that many Hungarians share these days. The video contains hints of actuality; the phenomenon of reality is mixed with Christianity and the world of "ősmagyar"-pagan-shaman-astrologic beliefs, full of mysticism and prophecy. The animation is based on a large oil canvas I painted in 2011 that has been developed together with the video but with different details.

Eszter Szabó - The Reconquest of Paradise
The Reconquest of Paradise is a 3 minute long animated loop with sound that depicts an 'idealistic' future of Hungary. It is an exaggerate idyll with a centralized common taste that many Hungarians share these days. The video contains hints of actuality; the phenomenon of reality is mixed with Christianity and the world of ősmagyar-pagan-shaman-astrologic beliefs, full of mysticism and prophecy. The animation is based on a large oil canvas I painted in 2011 that has been developed together with the video but with different details.

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