Hybridart Camp 2019

International Art Camp 

 

University of Pécs, Hungary
Zsolnay Cultural Quarter
1-10 August 2019

We are organizing a ten day long workshop in Hungary for art, architecture and design students from Hungary, the Visegrad region and the United Arab Emirates. We invited five students from Hungary, three students from the Visegrad region and one student from the Zayed University in Abu Dhabi.

 

About the first Hybridart International Art Camp: 
In August 2016, Hybridart Management organized the first international Hybrid Art Camp in Pannonhalma in collaboration with Etihad Modern Art Gallery (Abu Dhabi), the Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and Vis Vitalis mineral water. The international artists team built a 4 meter high dinosaur statue, out of 4000 plastic bottles.
The gigantic outdoor installation was created by students of Hungarian, Slovak, Czech, Polish and Emirati art universities. The construction was coordinated by hungarian university professors and sculptors: Gergő Kovách and György Szász.
The dinosaur statue was exhibited first in Pannonhalma, then in Budapest for two weeks at Vigadó Square (Danube Promenade), which was followed by the exhibition at the Abu Dhabi Art Fair in November 2016.

Here you can find the pictures about the art camp in 20162017 and 2018.


About the Hybridart Camp 2019:
The aim of the project and this year's camp is to emphasize the importance of the environmental protection and the ecologically conscious lifestyle. In the camp all the art works will be made out of recycled materials and cleaned trash. 

The installation will be exhibited first in Pécs at Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, then in Budapest in September.

 

How to apply?

To enter the Open Call potential entrants should upload the following required submission materials – all specified with the participant’s name:

- A personal biography

- A cover letter why you apply for the programme

- A portfolio of your works

 

Please send your documents (PDF, jpeg) to the following e-mail address: info@hybridart.hu

Subject: Hybridart Camp 2019

 

Deadline

February 28th, 2019 at 23:59 CET.

 

If you need further information you are welcome to chat with us at this email: info@hybridart.hu  

Hybridart Camp 2018

In 2018, the third Hybridart Camp was held with the theme "The Universal Sea". The sculpture group, made of 10,000 recycled aluminium cans, was prepared over a period of 10 days and is designed to draw attention to the importance of protecting our natural waters. The enormous public space installation was designed by students and fresh graduates from Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Slovak and Emirate art universities. The team of 12 was led by the sculptor, Gergő Kovách.

 

Hybridart Management launched the Hybridart Camp International Creative Camp in 2016 in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi based Etihad Modern Art Gallery. The 10-day long art camp was themed the “Circle of Life” and was hosted by Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma. The camp was led by sculptors, Gergő Kovách and György Szász, and art students from the Visegrád countries and the UAE attended. As a result of the joint work of the 10-member teams, a 4-meter-high dinosaur-shaped installation was built using more than 4,000 plastic PET bottles of the Benedictine Abbey’s Vis Vitais mineral water. Last year, the International Hybridart Art Camp was held in the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter of Pécs, and focused on the theme of Upcycling Art. The 2.5 meters tall, 4 meters long horse heads installation was made from 8,000 aluminium cans.

 

Hybridart Camp will take place once again in 2018 with the theme: “The Universal Sea”. The installation, using more than 10,000 recycled aluminium cans, depicts different types of fish and will aim to draw attention to the importance of saving and conserving the wildlife of our waters, oceans and seas. Graduate students of Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Slovak and Emirate art universities participated together in creating the giant public space installation. The 13-member team’s work was headed by sculptor Gergő Kovách.

 

The theme of the annually organized camp is to display and showcase the spirit of conscious consumption and the spirit of sustainability through fine art. The raw materials used for the works will be selected accordingly. This year’s statue was made from recycled aluminium cans. The installation was created in the spirit of environmental awareness and upcycling, that is re-utilization. In essence, re-utilization means, that an item that we no longer need is given a new function, with minimal energy consumption, making it part of our environment in its new, creative form. The huge fishes are covered with pressed aluminium containers, which refer to the importance of the selective collection of aluminium tins, especially, since these empty, pressed containers can be collected, stored and recycled very efficiently.

 

The statue can be seen at the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter in Pécs throughout August, while in September, within the framework of the annual Art Moments Festival for visual arts, it will be on display in Budapest, followed by an exhibition in Abu Dhabi and finally in Dubai.

 

Artists participating in the program:

Shaikha alDhaheri (Zayed University, Abu Dhabi), Tamás Dani (University of Pécs), Marianka Grabska (Center for Polish Sculpture in Orońsko), Yea-eun Jang (Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague), Bence Krisztián (University of Pécs) , Viktor Kováč (Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava), Adrienn Molnár (University of Kaposvár), Gergő Nagy (Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts), Minami Nishinaga (Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague), Veronika Posta (University of Pécs) Rezai Amin, László Vajna (University of Szeged)

 

In 2018, the creative camp was hosted by the University of Pécs and the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, with the support of the Visegrád Fund, Henkel and Inter Metal.

THE UNIVERSAL SEA – OPEN CALL FOR SHORT FILMS

 

THE UNIVERSAL SEA – OPEN CALL FOR SHORT FILMS

 

Do you believe in the power of art as a catalyst for change?

Art has the power to spark emotions, questions and even action. This is why we are organizing an array of activities to fight the plastic epidemic  

 

What is “The Universal Sea – Pure or Plastic?!”

Here at The Universal Sea, we explore new forms of collaboration between art, science, technology, and business. Visual art is our core focus as we believe it can reach people emotionally, stimulate creativity and get people involved. The Universal Sea is not just about rediscovering the role of the artist in our society, it also aims to highlight the possibilities that arise when art meets science and entrepreneurship. With the collaboration of experts and the public, we identify and co-create solutions tackling the burning issue of water pollution. We believe that art can trigger action, open new perspectives and support the development of creative solutions to the plastic epidemic.

 

Who can apply?

All artists are invited to participate with short films. There are no restrictions based on gender, age or nationality.

 

What do we want?

We invite submissions of all kinds from creators who believe in our goal and wish to spread the message of environmental awareness. Your films will be presented at ART MOMENTS – The Universal Sea Budapest Festival taking place mid-September till end of October 2018 all across the city of Budapest, Hungary.

 

General guidelines

- Only one (1) submission may be made per entrant.

- Each submission must be the entrant’s own work and must not feature or focus on any material owned or controlled by third parties (unless the entrant can provide written documentation of permission to use any materials created by a third party).

- There is no registration fee to enter the open call.

- The decisions of the awarding jury are unrecallable and undeniable. Each applicant gives to The Universal Sea and its core partners*, without any compensation, the rights of reproduction, exhibition, publication, translation, and communication to the public, in any manner and without exception, for their works and for the texts submitted for the selection.

* Core partners of the Universal Sea project are HybridArt Management, the Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Centre of Polish Sculpture, EUCC-Germany and the Institute for Art and Innovation. The project is co-funded by the EU (Creative Europe program).

- Must not have a pre-existing agreement with a film or television studio that would interfere with or prevent with entrant’s ability to participate in the Competition. The film must be uploaded in WMV, AVI, MP4.

 

 

 

What’s in it for you?

The short films are going to be on screen during The Universal Sea Festival in Budapest, Hungary (running all October 2018)

Your work credited on our website

You contribute to an important global cause

 

How to apply?

To enter the Open Call potential entrants should upload the following required submission materials – all specified with the participant’s name and film title:

- An image/ film still (1920 x 1440 pixel, 72dpi, horizontal image, jpeg)

- A personal biography and short film description including titles and credits (not to exceed 500 words) as PDF;

- A short film written AND directed by the entrant that is (i) between two (2) minutes and twenty (20) minutes in length; (ii) is wordless, in English or has English subtitles.

- The film must be uploaded in WMV, AVI, MP4 via wetransfer

 

Please send your short film and your other documents (PDF, jpeg) via WeTransfer to the following e-mail address: info@hybridart.hu

Subject: Universal Sea_Short Film

 

Deadline

September 15th, 2018 at 23:59 CET.

 

The selection process

The best short films will be selected by The Universal Sea jury, and the winners will be announced on September 20th, 2018.

 

If you need further information you are welcome to chat with us at this email: info@hybridart.hu  

 

Websites

https://universal-sea.org 

http://hybridart.hu/en

Hybridart Camp 2018 with the support of the Visegrad Fund

During the 10 day long workshop the international student team will work on a public sculpture from recycled materials. They will be led by a Hungarian contemporary artist and also attend a one-day long lecture by Hungarian but internationally known experts on the topic of eco-conscious thinking and how to invite this aspect in the artist/designer practice. The final material of this workshop, the public sculpture then will travel the world to share the news on the project realised with the help of joined forces in the V4 region.

The project is supported by the Visegrad Fund

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Open call for Designblok 2018

European Union National Institutes for Culture in association with Designblok, Prague International Design Festival annually announce an international competition for the best European diploma (graduation) work in the fields of product and fashion design. The fifth year is open to all graduate students from European academies, art schools and universities who will graduate in the field of product and fashion design in 2018.

The winners are selected by an international jury consisting of prominent figures from leading European galleries, cultural institutions and media. All jury members are very experienced within the European design and fashion scene. Product design jury members and graduate students meet at the exhibition area where each graduate student presents his/her diploma (graduate) work in person. Fashion design jury members are present at the Diploma Selection fashion shows. Afterwards they have an opportunity to meet and discuss individually the collection.

Deadline for applications:

July 15, 2018

Announcement of finalists:

July 31, 2018

Designblok dates:

October 25–29, 2018

Product design presentation and meeting of the jury:

October 27, 2018

Fashion show date and meeting of the jury:

October 27, 2018

Award ceremony:

October 27, 2018

 

More information:

www.designblok.cz

Vote for your favourite artworks in the Pure or Plastic! – Universal Sea project

TOP 100 ARTWORKS

We are very thrilled to finally disclose our Top 100 artworks selection. With more than 250 impressive applications from 38 different countries, the first stage of The Universal Sea Open Call is successfully reached. 

Click here and get a glimpse!

The public voting is going to start on 1st February, running till 28 February 2018.

Hybridart Space has joined Photo Festival Budapest 2018

BALOGH Viktória: Boards
2018.03.09. – 03.29.

In her works Viktória Balogh examines the inclusion of visual traces of knowledge. The series Boards focusing on the visual transfer of knowledge by traces, the work titled Excercise Books reflecting on the circulation of knowledge and the video called Untitled process dealing with erased school boards as symbols of theoretical knowledge are all thematized around the topic: the traces of knowledge.

 

You can read more about the whole festival program here.

Asztalos Zsolt: To Die for a Principle

Zsolt Asztalos: To die for a principle

Opening ceremony: December 7th 2017, 6PM (Thursday) 
Open until January 10th 2018

According to our knowledge, humans are the only creatures in wildlife who live by consciously chosen principles and ideas. Every creature instinctively aims to survive. Our biological organisms are defensive down to a cellular level. They are constantly fighting to stay alive.
However humans are not only physical but intellectual beings too. We have conscious ideas about the world. These conscious ideas change through time, cultures, countries, religions or even from person to person. Humans are capable of overriding their physical instincts by their principles, sometimes even capable of going against their physical existence with the help of principles.
What are those principles and why would humans even be ready to give up their physical existence for an idea?

The exhibited installation is a monument which examines our relations to the people who died as martyrs.

Zsolt Asztalos (1974) is a Mihaly Munkacsy prize winning artist. He finished Dora Mauer’s class at the The Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 1999. Fundamentally he is a conceptual artist. His previous works dealt with the status of humans in consumer society. In the past couple of years he has been dissecting different aspects of individual and collective remembrance/recollection. He mostly creates installations, videos and photographical works. He has had almost a hundred national and international exhibitions. In 2013 he represented Hungary at the 55th Venice Biennale with his video installation titled Fired but Unexploded.

Curator: Roza Tekla Szilagyi

Location: 1052, Budapest, Galamb u. 6

The open call for The Universal Sea - Pure or Plastic? is now live

More informations here: https://www.facebook.com/events/713373495527071/

The Universal Sea

The Universal Sea is a European Art and Innovation Movement. Funded by the EU, it brings art, science and entrepreneurship together to offer new solutions to fight plastic waste in the waters. It is about joining forces. To make a change we need the support of every single hand and brain. Our actions lay on the shoulders of the many, and not only the few.

 
Hybridart Camp 2017

International Art Camp 


University of Pécs, Hungary
Zsolnay Cultural Quarter
14-24 August 2017

We are organizing a ten day long workshop in Hungary for art, architecture and design students from Hungary, the Visegrad region and the United Arab Emirates. We invited five students from Hungary, three students from the Visegrad region and one student from the Zayed University in Abu Dhabi.

About the first Hybridart International Art Camp: 
In August 2016, Hybridart Management organized the first international Hybrid Art Camp in Pannonhalma in collaboration with Etihad Modern Art Gallery (Abu Dhabi), the Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and Vis Vitalis mineral water. The international artists team built a 4 meter high dinosaur statue, out of 4000 plastic bottles.
The gigantic outdoor installation was created by students of Hungarian, Slovak, Czech, Polish and Emirati art universities. The construction was coordinated by hungarian university professors and sculptors: Gergő Kovách and György Szász.
The dinosaur statue was exhibited first in Pannonhalma, then in Budapest for two weeks at Vigadó Square (Danube Promenade), which was followed by the exhibition at the Abu Dhabi Art Fair in November 2016.

About the Hybridart Camp 2017:
The aim of the project and this year's camp is to emphasize the importance of the environmental protection and the ecologically conscious lifestyle. In the camp all the art works will be made out of recycled materials and cleaned trash. 

This year’s chosen symbol is a horse – the participants will build a horse bigger than life size out of 4000 soft drink cans.The installation will be exhibited first in Pécs at Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, then in Budapest at the Vigadó Square (Danube Promenade) in September, followed by the exhibition at the Abu Dhabi Art Fair and in the Dubai Design Week in November and finally in the Cultural Service of the Embassy of Hungary in Brussels in February 2018.

The Merging of Opposites – Exhibition of Kuwaiti Photographers

Art (similarly to beauty) is a very subjective category.
Although, art surrounds us, most of us find it in different places. The ’Merging of Opposites’ exhibition at Várkert Bazár (from the 15th to the 31th October) is forcing the viewers to find art through the lenses of talented kuwaiti photographers. The artists are: Abdulaziz Al Shemali, Ali Al Zaidi, Majed Al Za'abi, Sara Al Sayegh and Yousef Al Qallaf.

The curator of the exhibition is Nawar N. Al-Kazemi, and the aim is to show how different artists interpret the idea of art. Al Shemali finds it in the smallest details of nature, Al Zaidi in the difference of cultures, Al Zaabi in the animal world, Al Sayegh in the shapes of water and sand, and Al Qallaf in reflections of light. Although, the idea of art may not neccessarily be connected to beauty, we can find it in our common ideas based on art.

Photo: Sarah Al-Sayegh

Hungarian Weeks in Abu Dhabi

At Hungarian National Trading House’s and The Ministry of Foreigh Affairs’ event, entitled ’Made in Hungary’, visitors get a chance to meet Hungarian cultural heritage’s and contemporary Hungarian art’s delegates.

The 2 week long event at Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi is aiming to familiarize famous Hungarian inventions, and Hungarian contemporary artists with the visitors, and also, to offer Hungarian cuisine’s finest specialities for them.

Hybridart Management is organizing an exhibition, using Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design’s, Hungarian University of Fine Arts’ and University of Pécs Faculty of Music and Visual Art’s students works.

Supported by Ambassador Osama Naffa and the Hungarian National Trading House, the exhibition is going to be open for 2 weeks, from 20 February.

COLORS Magazine Cover Exhibition

This years’ Art Moments starts with the legendary COLORS Magazine’s cover photos exhibition.

COLORS Magazine was founded by Tibor Kalman and the former creative director of Benetton, Oliviero Toscani, in 1991.  The magazine’s unconventional profile was to present common social issues – most of the times through powerful, provocative images -, instead of dealing with the latest fashion trends. The aim of COLORS was to show the world to the world by using clear, understandable pictures, that’s why we can find various topics among the issues, from fast food nation to racism. And the eternal message of COLORS: diversity is good and it can make a nice change.

Design Fair in Kapolcs

This year, in collaboratioon with Design Terminal, we organized a design fair in Kapolcs, where 40 local designers had a chance to sell their products at the art fair.

HYBRID ART CAMP - PANNONHALMA - CIRCLE OF LIFE

This year, for the first time ever, Hybridart Management organized the international Hybrid Art Camp in Pannonhalma, from the 1st to the 10th of August.

In collaboration with Ethiad Modern Art Gallery (Abu Dhabi), the Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and Vis Vitalis mineral water, international artists (Anna Maria Siekierska, Asawari Bhagwat, Branislav Morávek, Cséffai Györgyi, Dávid Márk, Fleisz Tamás, Khulood Mohamed Ali Aljaberi, Zubaida Salaiman Rashid Matar Almatrooshi) built a 4 meter high dinosaur statue, out of 4000 plastic bottles. The gigantic outdoor installation was created by students of Hungarian, Slovak, Czech and Emirati art universities, and the building process was coordinated by sculptors Gergő Kovách and György Szász. The plastic bottle can be considered as a symbol of recycling and eco-consciousness. Selective collection of plastic bottles has a huge significance throughout the world, due to the fact that most of the waste we produce comes from plastic wrappings. According to the latest studies, it takes 450 years for one single plastic bottle to biodegrade. The huge dinosaur steps on a Vis Vitalis bottle, which stands for the importance of recycling.  The dinosaur statue is going to be exhibited at the Abu Dhabi Art Fair this November, and on the Formula 1 final run, at the Yas Marina Circuit.

Art Moments 2016

This September, we are organizing Art Moments for the 9th time. The cultural event’s aim is to bring contemporary art closer to everyone. 
Although, since the beginning, the style of the event has changed, one thing remained the same: we would like to make art part of the everyday life, and to point out the various ways it is present in our lives; it only depends on us whether we want to recognize it, or not…

This years’ programs

  • Circle of Life outdoor installation • COLORS Magazine exhibition • Sign board – design label for good wine! Exhibition • I ♥ Coffee • Dressing up Budapest’s Statues • My story, your story, our story…(Illustration Contest) • Soundweaving Middle East Edition • Best of Diploma Exhibition • Zenith Art Exchange Exhibitions • A Suitcase Full of Memories Installation
SOUNDWEAVING - MIDDLE EAST EDITION

In the end of October, 2015, Hybridart Management presented the ’Soundweaving – Middle East Edition’ project at Dubai Design Week, and after that at Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Hungarian National Trading House’s event, called Hungarian Weeks, in Dubai.

The original Soundweaving project (that used Hungarian motifs) debuted in 2014 at the Vienna Design Week, and later, at Heimtextil Fair, and at Balassi Institue, Stuttgart.

The interdisciplinary experimental and interactive project of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) was designed by Zsanett Szirmai, textile designer and Dániel Vikukel, composer.

At the core of the Soundweaving project is the traditional cross-stitching pattern used in Hungarian folk emboidery transformed into sound by a punch card comb music player. The cross-stitch pattern of holes on the tape in the musical box were punched by the creator, Zsanett Szirmai.

The punched tape acts as the score. Emboidered shirts and pillows from the Transylvanian Bukovina, from Kalotaszeg and Hungary served as a basis for the patterns. As part of the transformation, embroidery patterns turned into laser cut textile pieces, and cross-stitched patterns into melodies.

THE CONCEPT OF SOUNDWEAVING MIDDLE EAST EDITION

With the help of Balassi Institute, the project was presented at several European countries, and and the extended version – using Middle-East motifs – was exhibited in Dubai, which was a special cooperation between Hybridart and MOME.

The basic aim of the project is to emphasise the similarities between the traditional art of far away cultures by creating a common language through design and music, while also playing with the possibilities provided by traditional and modern techniques. The exhibition raises several questions, such as ’’how can tradition survive in our digital world”; ’’what can we call as ours in this globalised world’’. These questions can be considered very common in the Middle-East area, moreover, are raised by a special medium that is very dominant in their culture, music.

The motifs, used in the Soundweaving – Middle East Edition project were provided by our partner, Fatima Bint Mohammed Bin Zayed Initiative (FBMI), a traditional carpet weaving organisation, located in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi.

After Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the exhibition can be visited in Budapest, for the first time ever, at MÜPA,  between 13th and 23th of October, as a part of Art Moments 2016.

ENTRÉE 2016 - Diploma exhibition

Similarly  to  previous  years,  Art  Moments  2016  is  aiming  to  present  Hungary’s  new  art  graduates’works  in  the  form  of  a  special  exhibition. 

This  year,  students  from  The  Hungarian University  of  Fine Arts, University of Pécs - Faculty of Music and Visual Arts, Eszterházy Károly College - Department of Visual Arts, and Kaposvári University - Faculty of Arts get a chance to introduce their works.

I LOVE Café

At the turn of the century, Budapest used to be the capital of cafés, just like Vienna, Paris or Prague today.

Coffee houses during this era functioned as meeting points for intellectuals, they were often called as ’mekteb muharribin’ (the school of debates), or ’mekteb-i-ifrannak’ (the school of wisdom). Budapest used to have lots of places, where people could dring coffee, or in other words, ’the wine of wise people’, or the ’drink of the mind’.

There are 20 popular cafés involved in the project, which runs during the time of CAFE Budapest. The aim is to evoke the feeling of Budapest at the turn of the century, when drinking a coffee at a café meant a lot, it was kind of a lifestlye, and when cafés were the centers of politics, business and arts.

We would like to join old traditions with the new wave coffee drinking habits, and open the door for cafés to operate as inspiring artistic milieus, yet still be able to function practically.

During the project, the selected cafés get 1000 cup-shaped paper coffee-mat-pads, and the customers get a chance to draw, write short stories, or quotes on them. After collecting all the creations from all the cafés, a huge intallation is going to be made, which can be considered as a unique impression of what drinking a coffee means today.

Art Market Budapest

HYBRIDART AT ART MARKET BUDAPEST

Zenith Art Illustration contest (which we organized in collaboration with Fatima Bint Hazza Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi) debuted this year at Art Market Budapest.
It was an open competition for Hungarian and Emirati graphic designers, each of them had to draw one illustration. The Hungarian artists got an Arabic folk tale, and vice versa. The winner of the competition (Krisztián Gácsi) got a chance to travel to Abu Dhabi to the Art Fair.
A 33 piece selection of the works was presented at Art Market Budapest.