Hubert Czerepok: National Landscapes

Opening: 21/10/2016 (FRI) 7 pm
Opening speech by Barnabás Bencsik, curator

Curators: Sarmen Beglarian, Barnabás Bencsik, Sylwia Szymaniak

You can download the handout of the exhibition from here.

Hubert Czerepok (1973), is a central figure of the new Polish critical minimalist art, the author of installations, objects and films. Before his first solo exhibition in Budapest he has already participated in group exhibitions in the Hungarin capital among others in the Ludwig Museum. Czerepok is represented by the Zak Branicka Gallery, Berlin, and he had an extensive exhibition career in Poland his works were shown in CCA Ujazdowski Castle and Zachęta Gallery of Art,Warsaw.

Czerepok used  found footage, covers and repetitions to create works that present a new context for an existing object or a message. On his Trafó exhibition entitled National Landscapes Czerepok draws attention to the ideological aspect of using landscape and making it an important component of the national culture. He shows indirectly that giving the cultural significance to the elements of nature, is often used to build an ideology of group identity. The exhibition will also feature his film monologue entitled Lux Aeterna, where he combines breathtaking views of Norwegian nature with quotes from romantic poetry and writings of madmen and tyrants (Julius Słowacki, Adolf Hitler, Anders Breivik, Thomas Jefferson). The film is an allegory of the desire to conquer the world, a treatise on political utopia born out of madness.

Organizers: Trafo Gallery, Polish Modern Art Foundation, Biuro Wystaw
Supported by National Cultural Fund of Hungary, Polish Modern Art Foundation, Káli Kövek
Box Office opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 16h-22h
  • studio and club performance days: 16h-20h30
  • on weekdays: 16h-20h
Trafó Gallery opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 16h-22h
  • other days: 16-19h
  • monday: closed
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