Universal Hospitality 2
The joint exhibition in MeetFactory Gallery/Kostka Gallery/Futura Gallery are facing devastated landscape of political turmoil after Brexit, the Turkish coup and its retaliation, and when populism is becoming mainstream even in affluent countries.
The joint exhibition in MeetFactory Gallery, Kostka Gallery and Futura Gallery are facing devastated landscape of political turmoil after Brexit, the Turkish coup and its retaliation, and when populism is becoming mainstream even in affluent countries. The European Union is crumbling; threatened by Brexit, the agendas of far-right parties in Western countries and by Eastern European nationalisms and corruption. Dismantling of elements of democracy, authoritarianism and state control are emerging in different countries on both sides of the Atlantic. The title of the exhibition refers to the humanistic ideas of enlightenment and elaborates on the Kantian idea of cosmopolitanism. This exhibition intends to address the inherent paradox of being hospitable within the framework of the nation-state by analyzing the structure of nationalism and populism, but also trying to keep alive the need, even if only symbolically, for ‘absolute hospitality’-with Derrida’s words-in order to foresee a better solution for living together with a ‘stranger.’ Derrida’s reading of Kant and his notion of absolute or radical hospitality offers an alternative way outside of the inner paradox of hospitality, encompassing it unconditionally to all human beings, including the total stranger.
Tomáš Rafa, Pavel Sterec, Michal Moravčík, Csaba Nemes, Lörinc Borsos, Gülsün Karamustafa, Anca Benera / Arnold Estefan, Selda Asal, Dante Buu, Ferenc Gróf, Yevgeniy Fiks, Damian Le Bas, András Cséfalvay
MeetFactory Gallery, Kostka Gallery
Société Réaliste, Oliver Ressler, Anca Benera / Arnold Estefan, Victor López Gonzáles, G.R.A.M., Halil Altindere, Rafani, Marina Naprushkina, Hito Steyerl, Martin Krenn, Núria Güell, Artur Zmijewski, Szabolcs KissPál
Curators: Edit András, Birgit Lurz, Ilona Németh, Wolfgang Schlag