Transpattern is inspired by the current political situation in Hungary, primarily the problem of massive emigration. During the exhibition, visitors will encounter visual elements associated with travel and emigration: boots cast as small ceramic statues, lacy suitcases, maps of Hungary, embroidery that evoke a world left behind. Intriguing, useless, dysfunctional objects, everyday objects transformed and embellished with patterns, become synonyms for contemporary Hungary.
The opening will feature a reading by Rezső Jarmalov from a text specially commissioned for the exhibition by Art Historian Professor Tamás Aknai. There will also be music from the hugely talented Hungarian band, Foreign Accent. Transpattern opens in the Project Space in conjunction with EM16: Pulse in the Main Gallery. As always there will be a donations bar with ales from local brewery, Springhead.
Opening Night: Friday 4th November, 6pm-9pm
Exhibition Dates: 5th - 12th November
Tuesday to Friday: 12pm to 6pm
Saturday: 11am to 5pm
16 Southwell Road, Nottingham, NG1 1DL