hu focuses on the layered narratives inherent in the works of five Hungarian artists residing in the UK and attempts to capture the diaspora of these early-career artists focusing on shared common questions, interests, and motifs. hu endeavours to pinpoint what gets lost and what is gained through the translation of the transitions that these emerging artists have experienced in both their domestic lives and careers since moving to the UK. hu questions if their approaches to making work and the language in which they make it in have assimilated since residing in the UK and asks if indeed it needs to.
Through exploring common questions, interests, and motifs, the objective is to pinpoint what gets lost and what is gained through the processes of transitions and translations.
The show will open in Dundee at Generator Projects, from there it will travel to the Abject Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne, and will then culminate in London. This concluding exhibition will be made possible through the collaboration of the Balassi Institute, Hungarian Cultural Centre London.
More information on the individual artists and their backgrounds will be provided in the catalogue which will be available at the exhibition alongside an artist discussion which will be held later this year in London. This discussion will be broadcast and available to watch live via the Instagram account: @hu_hungarian_traveling_exhibit.
Réka N. Barcza
Generator Projects, Dundee—November 29th–December 15th, 2018,
Abject Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne—January 11th 2019–February 8th 2019,