2016. Dec. 1. | 20:00



Opening speech:
GADÓ Flóra, curator

Curated by:
ŐZE Eszter

Graphic design:
HOFFMANN Tamás Boldizsár, SZABÓ Andrea

Special thanks to:
MIKÓ Bálint

“Back then, said Pater Zea, the Academy had sent out their three best surveyors, La Condamine, Bouguer, and Godin, to establish the length of the meridian of the equator. The hope had been, if only on aesthetic grounds, to disprove Newton’s ugly theory that the earth was flattening itself by its own rotation. Pater Zea stared fixedly at the table for a few seconds. An enormous insect landed on his forehead. Instinctively Bonpland reached out his hand, stopped, and then pulled it back again. To measure the equator, Pater Zea continued. In other words to draw a line where no line had been before. Had they looked around outside? Lines happened somewhere else. His bony arm pointed to the window, the bushes, the plants covered in swarms of insects. Not here! Lines happened everywhere, said Humboldt. They were an abstraction. Wherever there was space as such, there were lines.”
― Daniel Kehlmann: Measuring the World

The exhibition aims to present a critical interpretation of classification by examining the possibility of personal approaches to taxonomy. Ádám Albert’s and Anna Zilahi’s exhibited works build on the 19th century’s cultural historical framework; they question the ideological constructedness of systematisation through the objects, compositional principles, and a related sound piece from the closing decades of the great geographical discoveries as well as the era of the forming of nation states.

Ádám Albert builds a personal classification system in which he renders found objects next to both his older and newer works. In his artistic approach he focuses on cultural sharing, that is, he reflects on the various aspects of knowledge producing tools and methods, taking into account their changing forms in historical time and geographical locus. He scrutinizes these socio-political questions indirectly – through the field of aesthetics – in his works. Therefore, he does not only point to certain moments of the past, but to the complex interrelations, co-existences, and the not necessarily evident linkages of knowledge systems and knowledge production.

The selection of objects presented examines the functioning of taxonomies through the constructedness of knowledge production. Albert’s found and created objects seem to be a part of a scientific toolkit: a 19th century demonstration tool, old notes taken out again, and objects serving the systematisation of the objects needed for scientific activity. These objects can be regarded as the pictorial metaphors of the examined topic and the 19th century’s framework. The artworks evoke a net of references referring to the main questions of the obtainability and canonisation of knowledge, the formation of its hierarchical ordering, and the way it is organised into a system.

Anna Zilahi’s participation-based works deal with the question an individual’s representability. Her work primarily focuses on the medium of sounds; however, her literary activities and language-oriented thinking also influence her artistic approach. The Unavoidable Staccato of Heimweh is a four channel sound installation based on a conceptual music piece formulating system criticism by relativizing the tonality system. By subjectivizing the sounds within the “second Hungarian national anthem”, the Szózat, Zilahi’s work looks to deconstruct the dominant nationalist take embodied by the music piece.

Zilahi examines the relations between the notions of home, motherland, homesickness, and nationalism. The installation is based on a conceptual music piece which is a reinterpretation of the Szózat. The concept is built on the intention to liberate the sounds from the tonality system, since tonality can be regarded as a social construct in music. Taken out of the tonality system, the sounds are subjectivized by having participants – including both Hungarian and foreign trained singers and laypersons – sing the sounds of the original piece without being given the correct pitch. Anna Zilahi examines the question whether it is possible and if so, in what way, to interpret and experience patriotism in a plural manner.

Using various forms of media, such as found objects or sound, Ádám Albert and Anna Zilahi present a geopolitical unconscious built on fairly similar foundations. In their world shaped by geographical relations, political notions, canonic forms of pictorial and musical representation, they elaborate on the depiction of the contemporary space in which we currently exist. The exhibition aims to question: To what extent do all systems have to be regarded as social-constructs? And is it possible to create personal classification systems, or will chaos sustain at the end of these futile attempts?

Beyond the Words

2016. Nov. 22. | 19:00


An exhibition by the students of HUFA (Hungarian University of Fine Arts) & HfG (University
of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe) in the frame of the IMAGIT ( project.
Labor Gallery, Budapest, 1053, Képíró u. 6.

22/11/2016, Tuesday, 19.00

Michael Bieliczky (HfG)

Miklós Peternák (HUFA)

PARTICIPANTS, among others:
Gyula Kovács, Ákos Plesznivy, Anina Rubin, Tamás Süle, Dániel Szapu, Noémi Szécsi

23/11/2016 to 28. 11/2016, between 15:00 – 19:00

Medium Analysis IX,

The Creative Europe Program of the European Union, National Cultural Fund of Hungary, C3 Foundation


Szapu Dániel, Széttépődhetetlenül | Dániel Szapu, object

Dániel Szapu, object


Anina Rubin, A csend két pillanata | Anina Rubin, Two Moments of Silence (2016)

Anina Rubin, Two Moments of Silence (2016)


Szapu Dániel, Cím nélkül | Dániel Szapu, ready-made

Dániel Szapu, ready-made


Kovács Gyula, videó | Gyula Kovács, videó

Gyula Kovács, videó


Süle Tamás – Szécsi Noémi, RGB + Y | Tamás Süle –Noémi Szécsi, RGB + Y (2016)

Tamás Süle –Noémi Szécsi, RGB + Y (2016)


2016. Nov. 14. | 19:00

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(Magyar) Keresztes Zsófia: HOLYLAND

2016. Nov. 3. | 19:00

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The liminal Zone

2016. Sep. 19. | 19:00


Exhibited artists:
implausible works
/Loránd Szécsényi-Nagy, Ágnes Szekeres/
Bálint Ács

Exhibition opening: 19 Spetember 7 pm

Venue: Labor Gallery
Address: 1053 Budapest, Képíró street 6.

Opening hours:
4 pm-7 pm tuesday-friday
10 am-14 pm saturday

Nowadays we more and more use complex, movement and perception influencing devices: we are not so sure about what and how we see things, where lies the thin film border between virtual and real.

Lev Manovich media theorist calls the empirical results of reality and virtuality, which derives from the solution of alrogithms of the extended reality as augmented space – a subliminal perception. So develops a sense of reality where the virtual data layer – woven on the physical reality – becomes visible, more precisely, as encoded visual information is projected onto the display of given space, thus creating a mixed visual representation.

With the help from the mobile display technology the algorithm -or software- operating the augmented reality is not only a spacial addition but also an active part of the creation of space itself.

The display of the interface changes the space around us, generating a picture filled with data through which we can investigate and interpret not only our own position, but we could try to control the created space.

The goal of the exhibition is to study by the ’hacking’ and the twisting of these perceptual and visual processes, how the subject and the augmented spacial reality form each other.

Through the marker-object, placed in the gallery, we examine the new interactive possibilities by a playful way which lies in the technology of augmented reality.

How can we create an illusion with optical devices that tricks the machine? How can we affect and interact with the space of augmented reality by alternative ways?

(Magyar) MARGINALIA / Nicola Guastamacchia és James Proctor kiállítása

2016. Aug. 26. | 18:00

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(Magyar) Pics that didn’t happen/ HORDÓS BOLDIZSÁR kártyapartija

2016. Jul. 13. | 18:00

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(Magyar) Robot kiállítás – MOME média design BA II. + Petikid

2016. Jul. 9. | 14:00

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(Magyar) Stardust and LaserBooms

2016. Jun. 30 – Jul. 7

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Álmodj velem, rólad álmodom | Markó Luca kiállítása

2016. Jun. 14 – Jun. 18


Megnyitó: 2016.06.14., 19.00
Finisszázs: 2016.06.18.

Markó Luca négy-négy különböző korú és vele más-más viszonyban álló nőt és férfit keresett meg, hogy olvassák fel a róluk szóló, nekik címzett álmát.

Olyan kérdésektől vezérelve tette ezt, mint hogy álmainak szereplői mennyiben azonosak azokkal a valóságos személyekkel, akik megjelenítik őket. Vajon milyen módon léteznek mások tudatunkban és tudatalattinkban? Hogy lehet valaki jelen és mégis távol, amikor egy alvó emberrel egy ágyban fekve az ébren maradó metafizikai magánya felerősödik?

A rendszeresen dokumentált álmok közül ezalkalommal nyolc archetipikus álom szerepel a kiállításon. A videóinstalláció a valóság és fikció játéka, ami látszólag a rekonstruált álomszituációba helyezett egyéneket teszi meg főszereplőknek, mégis az alkotó rajzolódik ki, abból, amit a látogató a fehér galériatérben, a személyes álmokba bekukucskálva lát.

A kiállítás anyaga a MOME Média design BA szakra készült diplomamunka részét képezi.


Labor Gallery, 6. Kepiro utca
Vernissage: 14.06.2016. 7PM
Finissage: 18.06.2016.

Luca Markó has asked eight people who all relate to her in different ways and are of different ages to read one of her dreams out loud. The dream is always about the particular person and is in a way meant to be read by the person.

She was led by questions such as, ‘Are the people in her dreams identical to the real ones in the videos?’, ‘How do others exist within us or in our subconscious?’, ‘How can someone be present and away at the same time, especially when two people are lying in one bed and the metaphysical loneliness gets to the one, who’s staying longer awake?’

In the exhibition, eight dreams will be presented as archetypes, selected from the collection of Markó’s regularly documented dreams. The video installation can be viewed as play between fiction and reality, with the reconstructed dreams and their main characters. In the meantime, what becomes even more visible is the artist herself, as the visitors peak in the personal dreams, presented in the white cube gallery space.

The exhibited works are part of a diploma work made at the Moholy-Nagy University (media-design BA).