Safe Space

20. June 2024. – 08. August
MegnyitóOpening: June 19, 2024, 6:00 pm
KurátorCurator: Teplán Nóra

The milieu in which we exist, whatever its nature, is defined as a natural habitat in which a living thing of a particular kind likes to live or grow. Just as a series of ecological conditions, influences and interactions determine the nature of the medium, so each organism becomes an integral part of the ecosystem, both sustaining and being sustained by it. Yet it is man who is most capable of undermining the vital unity we call the circle of life, alienating himself from it infinitely.

Safe Space is a group exhibition that explores the possibilities of creating a safe space in the midst of the global and micro-level anomalies and crises we are experiencing today, whether they are existential crises in the microcosm of the individual, difficulties in the private and family sphere, exclusion, or even tensions affecting societies globally, economic crises, wars, or climate threats.

The concept of safe space first became known in the United States in the 1960s and is a widely used term in a social context. Its original purpose was to support LGBTQ+ communities by creating a safe and supportive environment where individuals could express themselves honestly and freely, free from conflict, prejudice and judgment. Recognising the need to create a safe environment, the concept has now become a key pedagogical concept for children’s psychological development. In addition, the practical application of safe spaces has become increasingly important in many areas of life.

The group exhibition at The Space will explore the concept of safe space along these lines, reflecting on the social, existential and ecological aspects of safe environments as subjectively interpreted by the invited artists.

Invited artists: Fürjesi Csaba, Hajgató Terézia, Horváth Lóczi Judit, Koleszár Stella, Sallay Dániel, Szenteleki Gábor