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MODEM Modern és Kortárs Művészeti Központ - Debrecen
Address: 4026, Debrecen Baltazár Dezső tér 1.
Phone number: (52) 322-207
The exhibition has closed for visitors.
2019.04.07. - 2019.06.23.
temporary exhibition
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Museum tickets, service costs:
Individual ticket for adults
1800 HUF
Individual ticket for students
900 HUF
Individual ticket for pensioners
900 HUF
Ticket for families
(2 adults + max 3 children)
3200 HUF
/ family
Individual combined ticket for adults
(valid for the MODEM + Déri Museum + Debrecen Literary Museum)
2000 HUF
Individual combined ticket for students
(valid for the MODEM + Déri Museum + Debrecen Literary Museum)
1000 HUF
Individual combined ticket for pensioners
(valid for the MODEM + Déri Museum + Debrecen Literary Museum)
1000 HUF
Combined ticket for families
(valid for the MODEM + Déri Museum + Debrecen Literary Museum, 2 adults + max. 3 children)
4000 HUF
/ family
Photography
2000 HUF
Mania is a common inner response to the outside world, a meditative self-healing process responding to current social, political and individual life situations.

In the exhibition titled MANIA. Quiet Strategies, the artists Emese Benczúr, Mariann Imre, Kamilla Szíj, Henrietta Szira and Hajnalka Tarr present several of their new and old works, which offer a novel perspective and set of artistic tools of mania. In their lives and work, mania has by now become a conscious standpoint for these artists. It is a creative strategy for survival against the world. Action saturated with mania leaves time for analysis and building self-defence reflexes.

One of the building blocks of mania is the contrast between the outside world and the artistic process: confronting the immediacy of a world of instant, uncritical responses with attentive, inward-looking observership, thus creating an inner space. This inner space is the place where one can slow down and contemplate by retreating from the realm of unsophisticated like-dislike responses. In this inner space each movement is accentuated; a positive feedback; a testimonial: it must be continued.

The self reflective works of Benczúr, Imre, Szíj, Szira and Tarr share the same, increasingly difficult to implement future vision. They point to a growing need for slower, more reflective, activities that allow for increased intent, engagement, quietness and reflection.

The exhibition is the first stopover of a research-based and ambitious community project that invites the residents of Debrecen to co-create content. The entire project process will be documented. The results will be presented in MODEM in 2020.

Exhibiting artists: Emese Benczúr, Mariann Imre, Kamilla Szíj, Henrietta Szira and Hajnalka Tarr