Dreams come true in our dreams

A utopian university of fine arts

18. October 2023. – 16. December
MegnyitóOpening: October 17, 2023, 6:00 pm
MegnyitjaRemarks by: Gács Anna
KurátorCurator: Don Tamás

What would an ideal university of fine arts look like? This seemingly simple question is being answered by the participants in the group exhibition Our Dreams Come True in Our Dreams, which brings together students and lecturers from five Hungarian art universities. The exhibitors have spent six months thinking together about how they imagine the university of their dreams.

The exhibition Our Dreams Come True in Our Dreams is a response to the conditions and construction of the imagined ideal (utopian) university of fine arts. Teaching artists and theorists from five Hungarian universities of fine arts – Budapest Metropolitan University, Eszterházy Károly Catholic University, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design and the University of Pécs – were invited to participate in the joint reflection, as it was important that the project participants had real teaching experience. In addition, students who are currently enrolled in Hungarian higher education in the field of fine arts could also apply through an open call.

A central element in the preparation of the exhibition was a series of workshops where students and teachers reflected together on an imagined, ideal art university. During the meetings, four major themes – the human factor, structure/statement, communication/collaboration and space – emerged. The participants in the project worked in groups around these themes. One of the key issues in the process was how to present the ideas that emerged in the form of an artwork.

The exhibition Our Dreams Come True in Our Dreams is completed by a sociological survey sent out to students of art education, the visualisation of which is displayed in the exhibition space. The stages and turning points of the collaborative work process and the issues discussed during the process will be presented in the form of a timeline.

Exhibiting artists: Lajos Csontó, Barnabás Friedrich, Anikó Illés, Eszter Jóga, Anikó Makay, Csaba Nemes, Regina Sárvári, Ádám Schór, Jakab Solymosi, Imola Szabó, Eszter Szakali.