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15 years transit


15 Years Transit is a multimedia introduction to contemporary Hungarian architecture. The works were chosen from architecture of the past decade and a half. The medium allows the architects to be introduced together with their buildings, which, however, does not mean that they talk about the buildings we see. Rather they talk about how they are feeling in the world today - in their surroundings, at work, the city, the country, and of course now that we're beyond 15 years of transitory waiting the question, how one feels within the European Union, can also be asked.

The buildings we introduce here demonstrate that the successful satisfaction of function is both possible and necessary, but is not in itself enough to create architecture. They also emphasize the thesis according to which there is nothing new without the old, something not all architects are willing to acknowledge. The world around us is infinitely diverse and multi-colored, and every single new structure heightens this state, which we often experience as chaos. How a new situation and space is created is very important. If we are able to handle and experience this variety well, then on the one hand an infinite number of its components will be of better use to all of us in this material reality. On the other hand they are able to form a valuable overall picture in our minds, for the "overall picture" is always compiled in our mind, amidst our thoughts, with the aid of external resources. Electronic processing, like the video, is an important new tool.

The exhibition is easy to wrap up, transport and install. It is an architectural roadshow that presents architectural spaces with the minimum of means and maximum of effect. Spectators are invited to visit 13 buildings and get acquainted with 27 architects during the 71 minutes of the program.

Video installation on Hungarian architecture


Opening: 18.8.2005, 18:00
Opening speech: Balázs Tibor architect

Városi Galéria
Nyíregyháza, Selyem utca 12.

Open: from 18 August to 31 August

Curator: Ágnes Koncz (Freiburg) and Mihály Vargha.

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Sponsors:
- Országos Lakás- és Építésügyi Hivatal
- Magyar Építész Kamara
- "Az építés fejlődéséért" Alapítvány.

Budapesti Építész Kamara


Budapest Főváros Önkormányzata

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