The Emperor's New Apparel

Accompanying program

2013. szeptember 6. péntek 18h: RSVP 03. - Soft Method
Beszélgetés Jaroslav Kyšával és az Apparatus 22 művészcsoport tagjaival.
2013. október 4, péntek 18h: Tárlatvezetés
2013. október 17, csütörtök, 18h: Tárlatvezetés

The Emperor's New Apparel

Exhibiting artists: Apparatus 22 (RO)- Lőrinc Borsos (HU) – János Fodor (HU) - Jaroslav Kyša (SK) – Péter Szalay (HU) - Karol Radziszewski (PL)
Curator: Borbála Szalai

You can download the handout of the exhibition from here.

Just like Andersen's tale, The Emperor's New Clothes, this exhibition – home to imaginary outfits, pretended fashion collections and fake fashion shows – regards clothes as a kind of symbolic layer used to provide a new vantage point on social issues, politics and the criticism levelled against it.
In Andersen's tale, the tailor's fashioning the emperor's new clothes display a peculiar critical approach and the works of the young artists displayed at this exhibition are all linked to this invisible, yet deeply revealing attitude, which seek the answer to questions such as: Are there any current trends in the field of protesting or activism? How does history or a national symbol appear as a kind of fetish? What kind of fashion elements or accessories are tied to power? What ethical and moral contents are linked to the world of fashion and the work force market producing these fashion items? What kind of possible shared points can be found between fashion, politics and various social-gender roles?

6th of September 2013, 6 pm.: RSVP 03. Soft Method
Public talk with Jaroslav Kyša and with the members of Apparatus 22 artist collective.

4th of October 2013, Friday, 6 pm.: Guided tour
17th of October 2013, Thursday, 6 pm.: Guided tour

Supported by: National Cultural Fund of Hungary, Visegrad Fund, Káli Kövek

Box Office opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 5 pm - 10 pm
  • studio and club performance days: 5 pm - 8:30 pm
  • other days: 5pm - 8 pm
Trafó Gallery opening hours:
  • Performance days: 4-10pm.
  • Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 4pm-7pm.
  • Closed on Mondays.

  • The Trafó Kortárs Művészetek Háza Nonprofit Kft. works in the maintance of Budapest Főváros Önkormányzata.

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