Extended present - Transient realities
Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest
Exhibition design, editorial design, social media content
Feigl Fruzsina, Kálmán Borbála, Készman József, Maj Ajna, Timár Katalin, Üveges Krisztina
Tsuyoshi Anzai, Nina Canell, Jeannette Christensen, David Claerbout, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Ejtech, Felsmann István, Matthias Fritsch, Cyprien Gaillard, Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni, Hiwa K, Oto Hudec, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, Koronczi Endre, Jill Magid, Dane Mitchell, Yuko Mohri, Cornelia Parker, Nika Radić, Mika Rottenber, SUPERFLUX, Andrea Zitter
Nowadays, the instability of the individual has become a certainty and a close experience that has made him directly involved in global trends that have hitherto been seen as a process outside the level and reality of the individual. In the words of the philosopher Bernard Stiegler, we are experiencing an ‘absence of epoch’, a serious rupture of human existence and a general loss of orientation, not least due to the incompatibility of technological evolution as well as social and biological systems. In the light of a future that looms as an apocalyptic endgame, however, this ‘interregnum’, ‘age gap’ – an interstice, ‘vacuum’ – can also be compared to a prolonged state of transition. Thus, the notion of temporality, on the one hand, carries the potential of choice and the possibility of change and, on the other hand, can also describe an artificially maintained ‘state’ whose main purpose is explicitly to perpetuate and consolidate this temporality.
Event photos by Dániel Végel