Hybrid
Museum
Experience
Symposium

Online Symposium

May 6-7, 2021

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Concept 2021

GENERAL INFORMATION

During Spring 2021, HyMEx // Hybrid Museum Experience Symposium // aims to bring together leading researchers, scholars in digital and experimental museology, in collection care, curatorial practice, as well as researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines to exchange views on challenging situations and latest innovations in the field of hybrid museum experiences, with a focus on
contemporary art.

The two-day symposium organised by Ludwig Museum on May 6-7, 2021 in Budapest takes place as a following stage of the path introduced by the media preservation symposium MAPS in 2015, followed by three editions.

HyMEx comes to life within an international, collaborative, practice-based research project, Beyond Matter, that takes cultural heritage and contemporary art to the verge of virtual reality and reflects on the virtual condition with a specific emphasis on its spatial aspects in art production, curating, and mediation via numerous activities and formats, such as the HyMEx Symposium. Beyond Matter takes place from 2019 to 2023; it was initiated and being led by ZKM | Karlsruhe, and includes seven partners (Centre Pompidou Paris, Tallinna Kunstihoone, Aalto University, Tirana Art Lab, Weiss AG) and Ludwig Museum. The project will celebrate its first curated event, the exhibition Spatial Affairs in April 2021 at the Ludwig Museum and will be followed right after by HyMEx in early May.

HyMEx – FOCUS | CONCEPT

The transmogrified entity of the museum: how to deconstruct and reconstruct the hybrid experience through the involvement of pluridisciplinary angles and by the means of physical, virtual, spatial and socio-political exposures.

Museums as defined geographical spaces have been settled institutions since their inception. They provide a physical and theoretical location allowing assemblies and working as a platform for encounters between people, so as to exchange ideas and to produce knowledge. Museums indicate, but also contribute to social change. However, in the first quarter of the 21st century, the palpable boundaries of museums seem to be blurred: Where does the museum begin, since its physical demarcation lines have lost their almighty substance and since the museum experience does not begin at the entrance, nor stops at the exit?

Museums have the tendency to expand onto digital platforms and create additional content regardless of the location of the audience. The digital world increasingly dominates a museum’s reality and even before that, the audience’s reality. It intertwines the physical with the virtual, blurs the edges of sensing the dimensions that called the institution of the museum to life, such as the linearity of time. Under such circumstances, the museum shall transmogrify into a hybrid entity which may embrace at once a geographical location, various digital platforms, manifold ways of mediation, immersive knowledge production, participation and exchange.

It is one way to describe the hybrid museum experience, however the roles museums may hold within a wide spectrum of societies and the concept of the museum space approached from a perspective where virtual has a meaning beyond computer-generated technology anticipates an approach where the question is less about the technological side of the hybrid experience, rather than the participatory side.

The symposium aims to search for interpretations of the hybrid museum experience within the contemporary art scene in the light of spatial and societal aspects, to elucidate the possibility of the deterritorialization of the museum space, or to understand the ways of constructing participative solutions through which the museum may be an active mediator towards the audience. Also, how to get hold of the ecosystems of museum experiences, or allow an insight into what immersive technologies may hold beyond the visual, personal experience per se?
And as for stepping outside of its own confines: Can the hybrid museum experience help contemporary art gain more responsible functions in a societal context, further than cultural mediation?

HyMEx attempts pluridisciplinary perspectives that remain relevant and constitute a credible source of reference towards the artist, the artwork, the exhibition, the visitor and the museum expert.

Speakers

The list of speakers (invited and selected through the call for papers) as well as the additional information about the speakers (short bio, abstract, etc.) will be gradually completed in the upcoming months. Thank you for checking back later!

Christiane PAUL

Adjunct Curator of Digital Art, Whitney Museum of American Art (USA) | Director of Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (The New School / USA)

Boris GROYS

Professor at the New York University (USA)

Tania AEDO ARANKOWSKY

Cultural producer | Coordinator at Cátedra Max Aub (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México / MEX)

Bruce ALTSHULER

Director of Program in Museum Studies, New York University (USA)

Robert B. LISEK

Associate Professor / Institute for Research in Science and Art (POL)

Philippe BETTINELLI

curator, New Media Department / Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou (FRA) 

Daniel BIRNBAUM

Artistic Director of Acute Art

Tegan BRISTOW

University of the Witwatersrand, Wits School of Arts (ZAF) | Director of Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival (ZAF)

Bruno BRULON SOARES

Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO / BRA)

Lily DÍAZ-KOMMONEN

Department of Media - Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture (FIN)

Jonathan DOTSE

science fiction writer, digital hypermedia artist, Founder of AfroCyberPunk Interactive (GHA)

Krisztián FONYÓDI

Head of Digital Photography Department / Museum of Fine Arts (HUN) | Supervisor of Digitisation / Ministry of Human Resources (HUN)

Varvara GULJAJEVA

artist / Varvara & Mar | researcher / Estonian Academy of Arts (EST)

Borbála KÁLMÁN

art historian, curator / Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art (HUN) | cultural heritage expert

Sarah KENDERDINE

Head of Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+) | Director & lead curator: EPFL Pavilions (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne / CHE)

Seong Eun KIM

Director of Nam June Paik Art Center (KOR)

Felix KOBERSTEIN

art historian, curator / ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (DEU)

Béla Tamás KÓNYA

Chief Operating Officer, Head of Conservation, Hungarian National Conservation and Storage Center / Museum of Fine Arts (HUN)

Joasia KRYSA

Professor of Exhibition Research, Liverpool John Moores University (GBR) | Liverpool Biennial (GBR)

Corina L. APOSTOL

curator / Tallinna Kunstihoone (EST) | curator / Estonian Pavilion, 59th Venice Biennale

Lívia NOLASCO-RÓZSÁS

art historian, curator / ZKM - Hertz-Lab (DEU) | Head and Initiator of Beyond Matter

Zsófia RUTTKAY

University Professor (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design / HUN) | Digital Curator (dimu.hu)

Krisztina VARGA

PhD student / ELTE (HUN) | researcher / Minor Media - Culture Research Center (HUN)

Ben VICKERS

curator, writer, publisher and technologist

Schedule

The symposium schedule is given in Central European Summer Time (GMT+2).
Please note that the schedule is subject to change according to the availability of the speakers or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.
Make sure to check back the day prior to the symposium’s start.

Thursday May 6, 2021 | DAY 1

9:00-9:10 Welcome words by Julia FABÉNYI, Director of Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest
9:10-9:20 Welcome words by Lívia NOLASCO-RÓZSÁS, Initiator and Head of Beyond Matter project, research associate at ZKM | Hertz-Lab
Morning moderator: Lívia NOLASCO-RÓZSÁS

PANEL 1
9:25 – 10:40 // Rising Virtually: Interface and its Dissolution //

9:25-9:40 Béla Tamás KÓNYA
9:45-10:10 Daniel BIRNBAUM
10:15-10:30 Corina L. APOSTOL
10:30-10:40 Q&A (10’)

˙˙˙10:40-10:55 Break (15’)˙˙˙

PANEL 2
10:55 – 12:15 // Cognitive Processes around the Hybrid Formula //

10:55-11:15 Varvara GULJAJEVA
11:20-11:45 Joasia KRYSA
11:50-12:05 Borbála KÁLMÁN
12:05-12:15 Q&A (10’)

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˙˙˙12:15 – 13:25 // LUNCH BREAK (70’) // ˙˙˙

12:25-13:05: Guided Tour // Spatial Affairs – LIVE
by co-curator Giulia BINI (40’) + Q&A (’10)

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Afternoon moderator: Borbála KÁLMÁN, curator at Ludwig Museum

PANEL 3
13:25 – 14:50 // Fictitious Museum //

13:25-13:40 Lívia NOLASCO-RÓZSÁS
13:45-14:10 Jonathan DOTSE
14:15-14:40 Bruno BRULON SOARES
14:40-14:50 Q&A (10’)

˙˙˙14:50-15:00 Break (10’)˙˙˙

PANEL 4
15:00-16:30 // Repository of Negentropic Processes: Commoning and Representation //

15:00-15:25 Seong Eun KIM
15:30-15:55 Tania AEDO ARANKOWSKY
16:00-16:20 Krisztina VARGA
16:20-16:30 Q&A (10’)

˙˙˙16:30-16:45 Break (15’) ˙˙˙

16:45-17:40 // KEYNOTE PRESENTATION, Day 1 //

16:45-17:30 Christiane PAUL
17:30-17:40 Q&A (10’)
17:45-18:15 // Debate // Tania AEDO ARANKOWSKY, Béla Tamás KÓNYA, Corina L. APOSTOL, Bruno Brulon SOARES  

Friday May 7, 2021 | DAY 2

9:00-9:15 Welcome words, recap of previous day (15’)
Morning moderator: Borbála KÁLMÁN

PANEL 5
9:15 – 10:10 // Enhancing Mediation: Archiving and Accessing //

9:15-9:30 Krisztián FONYÓDI
9:35-10:00 Zsófia RUTTKAY
10:00-10:10 Q&A (10’)

˙˙˙10:10-10:30 Break (20’)˙˙˙

PANEL 6
10:30-11:35 // Knowledge Production under the Virtual Condition //

10:35-10:50 Ben VICKERS
10:55-11:20 Lily DÍAZ-KOMMONEN
11:25-11:35 Q&A (10’)

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˙˙˙11:40-13:00 // LUNCH BREAK (80’) //˙˙˙

11:40-12:40 Guided Tour // Time Machine
by curator Krisztina SZIPŐCS, Deputy Director of Ludwig Museum (60′)

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Afternoon moderator: Lívia NOLASCO-RÓZSÁS

PANEL 7
13:00-14:30 // Evolving Architectures: Algorithmic, Dynamic and Performative Spaces //

13:00-13:25 Tegan BRISTOW
13:30-13:55 Sarah KENDERDINE
14:00-14:20 Robert B. LISEK
14:20-14:30 Q&A (10’)

˙˙˙14:30-14:45 Break (15’)˙˙˙

PANEL 8
14:45-16:00 // Summoning Ghosts: From Reconstructions to Virtual Models //

14:45-15:10 Bruce ALTSHULER
15:15-15:30 Philippe BETTINELLI
15:35-15:50 Felix KOBERSTEIN
15:50-16:00 Q&A (10’)

˙˙˙16:00-16:15 Break (15’)˙˙˙

16:15-17:10 // KEYNOTE PRESENTATION, DAY 2 //

16:15-17:00 Boris GROYS
17:00-17:10 Q&A (10’)
17:10-17:40 // Debate // Bruce ALTSHULER, Tegan BRISTOW, Lily DÍAZ-KOMMONEN, Sarah KENDERDINE
17:40-18:00 // Closing remarks by Borbála KÁLMÁN and Lívia NOLASCO-RÓZSÁS

Registration 

HyMEx is an online symposium taking place on May 6–7, 2021 with a live programme.

No registration fee is required: once submitting your data, you will receive an automatic confirmation. Please note that the uploaded email address will be the one to serve your access to HyMEx.
The direct link to the symposium will be sent to you later on. The symposium’s language is English. HyMEx will be scheduled on GMT+2 (CEST) time.

Those who registrate before the symposium will be able to access to platform for video on demand during one month following the symposium.

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Spatial Affairs

The exhibition Spatial Affairs / Worlding


SPATIAL AFFAIRS
| https://www.ludwigmuseum.hu/en/exhibition/spatial-affairs
April 29 – June 27, 2021 | Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest
WORLDING | https://spatialaffairs.beyondmatter.eu

Computer-generated simulations, virtual realities, networked digital platforms – from cyberspace to metaverse – are no longer fictitious locations found in science-fiction literature. Their significance and role is almost on a par with real spaces. Information technology has given rise to immaterial spheres that have become legitimate, parallel dimensions of our perception, experience, knowledge, communication and ourselves, where the real and the virtual are no longer antithetical opposites. For this reason, we must re-examine our three-dimensional conception of space.

The goal of the Spatial Affairs exhibition is to analyse the relationship and mutual dependence of physical and digital presence through works of conceptual and contemporary art as well as manifestos. The presented positions from before and after the emergence of computer technology share a common trait regardless of their medium: they all examine the development and social impact of science and technology through the notion of space, thereby pointing out the co-dependency between the tangible real and the intangible digital.

The Spatial Affairs exhibition endeavours to reassess certain widely accepted but not necessarily valid ideas regarding space. Instead of exploring the differences between the conceptions of space in any type of transcendental idealism and materialism, the following question is posed: do computer technology and computer-generated spaces influence our conventional knowledge of space, and if yes, how?

As early as the seventies, the pioneers of computer art had already demonstrated that the computer was capable of creating and representing artificial spaces – take the works of Hiroshi Kawano and Georg Nees, for instance. Supplanting early descriptive practices, the focus of contemporary artists has shifted from formalism towards critical approaches: made in 2016, Information Skies, a piece of digital video art by the Metahaven collective visualises the ubiquity of networked social spaces and the epistemological complications they generate, as well as the condition arising in the wake of fake news.

The impact of information technology and science on the notion of space and visual arts had inspired many authors to write manifestos and create new types of artworks way before the spread of computers. Key examples include the 1936 Dimensionist Manifesto by Károly Tamkó Sirató, or Lucio Fontana’s environments from the forties and fifties.

The representation of space, which is inherently invisible, is a complex task, whether approached as absolute, relative, real or virtual space. Spatial Affairs exposes modernist conceptions of space and their non-modern reflections – as such, it necessarily explores the possibilities offered by information technology.

Spatial Affairs. Worlding is the online extension of the Spatial Affairs exhibition, designed by The Rodina. In this multi-user environment, figures representing works of net.art and browser-based digital art move around the virtual space mingling with visitors represented by avatars. The online environment was inspired by the theory Konrad Zuse expounded in Calculating Space (Rechnender Raum, 1969), which describes the universe as a space inhabited by living and evolving automata, more precisely, as self-reproducing and self-reprogramming cellular automata. Boundaries between digital objects and active subjects dissolve for good in such a virtual world. The online environment designed for Spatial Affairs. Worlding is one possible answer proposed by The Rodina to the questions posed by the curators: How can the content of an online exhibition by developed into a spatial and adaptive experience? What if artworks are represented by avatars? What if the exhibition becomes an ecosystem and, to use Zuse’s phrase, generates a “computing cosmos”?

The exhibition, both physical and digital, is documented by a catalogue that contains the reproductions of exhibited artworks as well as essays by theoreticians and selected manifestos, supplemented by additional content via Transbooking Augmented Reality.

Exhibited Artists: Morehshin Allahyari, Andreas Angelidakis, Carola Bonfili, Adam Broomberg & Guy De Lancey & Brian O’Doherty, Petra Cortright, Agnes Denes, Aleksandra Domanović, Louise Drulhe, Wojciech Fangor, Stanislav Filko, Lucio Fontana, Dora García, Sam Ghantous, János Gulyás, Hans Hollein, Lauren Huret, Jodi, Hiroshi Kawano, Katarzyna Kobro, Alicja Kwade, Oliver Laric, Sam Lavigne & Tega Brain, Jan Robert Leegte, Lou Cantor, Stano Masár, Cildo Meireles, Rosa Menkman, Metahaven, Imre Nagy, Georg Nees, Robert Olawuyi, Gyula Pauer, Goran Petercol, Sascha Pohflepp & Alessia Nigretti & Matthew Lutz, Àngels Ribé, The Rodina, Rafaël Rozendaal, Jeffrey Shaw, Andrej Škufca, Károly Tamkó Sirató, Viktor Timofeev, Unrated/Besorolás Alatt, Gyula Várnai

Curators: Giulia BINI, Lívia NOLASCO-RÓZSÁS
Assistant Curators: Jan ELANTKOWSKI, Fruzsina FEIGL

Spatial Affairs was created in the scope of the international collaborative project BEYOND MATTER: Cultural Heritage on the Verge of Virtual Reality in the form of collaboration between ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe and Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, with additional contribution by Aalto University. Spatial Affairs. Worlding is a coproduction of ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe and EPFL Pavilions. The exhibitions are co-financed by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Call for Papers

Selected Applications / HyMEx – Call for Papers

The HyMEx – Call for Papers has arrived to a deadline on February 22: based on the submitted applications, the panel of reviewers has chosen the following applicants to be part of the final programme of HyMEx:

Varvara GULJEJAVA (EST)
Robert B. LISEK (POL)
Zane ONCKULE (LVA)
Krisztina VARGA (HUN)

Members of the panel of reviewers:
Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás
ZKM | Hertz-Lab / Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe; Initiator and head of project Beyond Matter
Julie Champion
New Media Department / Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou
Borbála Kálmán
Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art; Project Manager of HyMEx

The application process is closed! Thank you for your interest!

HyMEx – Call for Papers

HyMEx – Hybrid Museum Experience Symposium
Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art
May 6-7, 2021 // Budapest (Hungary)

The programme of the Symposium is composed of a number of invited international speakers (see Speakers), as well as of the participation of speakers chosen through a call for papers procedure.

Deadline: Monday February 22, 2021 – Midnight CET // The application process is closed! Thank you for your interest!
Submission: Please fill out the application form on hymex2021.ludwigmuseum.hu (Call for papers section, see below)
Submission and presentation language: English
Eligible regions for applicants: East-Central Europe, South-East Europe, Baltic States (please check below the Guide for Applicants section for details)

HyMEX – General information

The transmogrified entity of the museum: how to deconstruct and reconstruct the hybrid experience through the involvement of pluridisciplinary angles and by the means of physical, virtual, spatial and socio-political exposures.

Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art (Budapest) organizes on May 6-7, 2021 the HyMEx // Hybrid Museum Experience Symposium: Ludwig Museum aims to bring together leading researchers, scholars in digital and experimental museology, collection care, curatorial practice, art mediation, as well as researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines to exchange views on challenging situations and latest innovations in the field of hybrid museum experiences, with a focus on contemporary art.

The two-day symposium (planned for the moment as a hybrid event) comes to life within an international, collaborative, practice-based research project, Beyond Matter, that takes cultural heritage and contemporary art to the verge of virtual reality and reflects on the virtual condition with a specific emphasis on its spatial aspects in art production, curating, and mediation via numerous activities and formats, such as the HyMEx Symposium. Beyond Matter takes place from 2019 to 2023; it was initiated and being led by ZKM | Karlsruhe, and includes seven partners (Centre Pompidou Paris, Tallinna Kunstihoone, Aalto University, Tirana Art Lab, Weiss AG and Ludwig Museum).

The aim of HyMEx is to provide a wide platform for thought-provoking ideas concerning a topic that is essential in the everyday life of most art museums.

HyMEx – Concept

Museums as defined geographical spaces have been settled institutions since their inception. They provide a physical and theoretical location allowing assemblies and functioning as a platform for encounters between people, so as to exchange ideas and to produce knowledge.

Museums indicate, but also contribute to social change. However, in the first quarter of the 21st century, the palpable boundaries of museums seem to be blurred: Where does the museum begin since its physical demarcation lines have lost their almighty substance and since the museum experience does not begin at the entrance, nor stops at the exit?

Museums have the tendency to expand onto digital platforms and create additional content regardless of the location of the audience. The digital world increasingly dominates a museum’s reality and even before that, the audience’s reality. It intertwines the physical with the virtual, blurs the edges of sensing the dimensions that called the institution of the museum to life, such as the linearity of time. Under such circumstances, the museum shall transmogrify into a hybrid entity that may embrace at once a geographical location, various digital platforms, manifold ways of mediation, immersive knowledge production, participation and exchange.
It is one way to describe the hybrid museum experience, however the roles museums may hold within a wide spectrum of societies and the concept of the museum space approached from a perspective where virtual has a meaning beyond computer-generated technology anticipate an approach where the question is less about the technological side of the hybrid experience than the participatory side.

The symposium aims to seek interpretations of the hybrid museum experience within the contemporary art scene in the light of spatial and societal aspects, to elucidate the possibility of the deterritorialization of the museum space, or to understand the ways of constructing participative solutions through which the museum may be an active mediator towards the audience. Also, how to get hold of the ecosystems of museum experiences, or allow an insight into what immersive technologies may hold beyond the visual, personal experience per se? And as for stepping outside of its own confines: Can the hybrid museum experience help contemporary art gain more responsible functions in a societal context, further than cultural mediation?

HyMEx attempts to find pluridisciplinary perspectives that remain relevant and constitute a credible source of reference towards the artist, the artwork, the exhibition, the visitor and the museum expert.

HyMEx – Topics of interest

  • Knowledge Production under Virtual Condition
  • Economy of Museum Experiences
  • Crises and the Hybrid Museum
  • Participatory Involvement
  • Deterritorialization and the Hybrid Museum
  • Cognitive Processes around the Hybrid Formula
  • Interface and its Dissolution

Guide for Applicants

Deadline: Monday February 22, 2021 – Midnight CET
Submission: Please fill out the application form on
hymex2021.ludwigmuseum.hu
Submission and presentation language: English

Eligibility Conditions
The Selection Committee is encouraging in the first place young emerging professionals from the museum field and beyond to apply – however there is no age limit for the application.
According to the mission of Ludwig Museum to focus on the Central and Eastern European region, applicants should be originated from (place of birth), residing on long-term in and / or having the nationality of one of the following East-Central European and South-East European countries, completed with the Baltic States:
Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Ukraine, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.

Format of the presentation
The Ludwig Museum is awaiting applications for stand-alone paper format.
The presentation at the Symposium will be of 20 minutes length, with visuals (details will be communicated to the selected applicants later on) and in fluent English.

Application procedure
The application form on the following link has to be filled out before February 22, 2021, midnight CET: hymex2021.ludwigmuseum.hu No application uploaded after will be accepted. The length of the abstract should not exceed 2000 characters (spaces included). A short biography of 1500 characters (spaces included) maximum should accompany the abstract, briefing the Selection Committee on the professional background and research field of the applicant. One applicant can submit only one application. We only welcome individual applications. We will not be able to accept applications through mail or post (a confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting your application).

Costs
The Symposium will take place in Budapest (venue in the Auditorium located within the Palace of Arts / Müpa including the Ludwig Museum) and we are working on adapting the Symposium’s structure to the possibilities shaped by the global pandemic situation. Hence we would offer a hybrid participation: in fortunate conditions, the Symposium will remain partly physical and partly streamed online, otherwise, we will be prepared to become fully online. The ability to travel remains a question until the last moment, hence we are prepared for both possibilities. For selected speakers, a support for participation is allocated – however all information below needs to be specified later on, before the actual purchase of tickets according to the new changes / developments.
In case of participating in the Symposium with a physical presence, the Museum would cover the travel expenses up until 150 euros within Europe. As for the accommodation, the organizers would be able to offer up to 2 nights for one person at a partner hotel of the Museum. In case of no possibility to travel, a one occasion per diem of 100 euros would be granted for the presentation online.

Selection
The Selection Committee will choose up to five (5) applications to integrate them in the panels of the Symposium based on the pertinence of the application and the complexity of its approach.

Notice of acceptance: by March 12, 2021

For inquiries, please contact us: hymex@ludwigmuseum.hu
Please do not hesitate to write in case we might be of guidance.

Looking forward to meeting you or e-meeting you at the HyMEx Symposium,
HyMEx Selection Committee

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LUDWIG MUSEUM – MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, BUDAPEST

Ludwig Museum, Budapest was established in 1989 through the initiative of Peter and Irene Ludwig and hence is part of the big network of Ludwig Museums worldwide. The permanent collection contains valuable pieces from significant artists of American pop art (Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg etc.) while it has a strong focus on the Eastern and Central-Eastern European region, besides putting a special emphasis on representing Hungarian art from the 1960’s to recent days in an international context. Ludwig Museum’s collection is the biggest collection of international contemporary art in Hungary and enfolds all together more than 800 works.

Ludwig Múzeum

On its three exhibition floors, with its average 8 temporary exhibitions per year completed with the semi-permanent selection, international programmes and events, the Museum makes every effort to render contemporary art available and accessible to the widest possible public embracing the youngest generations as well as the elder ones, while enabling the understanding of today’s visual culture. The museum works also as a research centre for museum pedagogy, regularly organizes research-based conferences, gives home to the Venice Biennale Office and works as a major initiator within the Hungarian scene for participatory initiatives and diverse endeavours like the ARTtransfer prize. Ludwig Museum is a major cultural attraction in Budapest and takes through its activities a leading role in shaping the country’s 21st century image.

HyMEx Project Manager: Borbála KÁLMÁN art historian, curator (Ludwig Museum)
Concept of HyMEx: Lívia NOLASCO-RÓZSÁS (ZKM | Hertz-Lab), Borbála KÁLMÁN (Ludwig Museum)
HyMEx Project Supervisor: József KÉSZMAN – Head of Exhibition Department (Ludwig Museum)
HyMEx Project Assistant: Fruzsina FEIGL – curator assistant, collection care assistant (Ludwig Museum)
Research Fellows (Aalto University): Selina OAKES, Pekko VASANTOLA

Deputy Director of Marketing and Communications of Ludwig Museum: Zsuzsanna FEHÉR
Director of Ludwig Museum: Dr. Julia FABÉNYI

Beyond Matter / Initiator, Head of Project: Lívia NOLASCO-RÓZSÁS (ZKM | Hertz-Lab) / www.beyondmatter.eu

Web Design: Zoltán SZMOLKA
Web Developer: András SZŐNYI
Texts: © Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest / 2020

contact:

hymex@ludwigmuseum.hu

Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest
www.ludwigmuseum.hu
+36 1 555 3444
H-1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell u. 1.

The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.

 

HyMEx is organized within the Beyond Matter project-frame.

 

Partners of Beyond Matter