“Check Your Head!” @ OFF-Biennale Budapest
The project “Check Your Head!” investigates and presents artistic positions that aim for an intimate and engaged relationship with the audience, working with very limited material means, using their creative imagination, their thoughts, their bodies. The main focus of the project is on how art can contribute to the development of civil society: through de- and reconstructing the existing ways of thinking, and by arousing activity of the audience concerning social issues.
Realised in the framework of OFF-Biennale Budapest, the project would like to offer a creative response to the given economical and political circumstances that influence and, for the most part, limit art production. On the other hand, it presents events, performances, installations etc. by artists from the region who gained worldwide recognition by their tenacious critique: by challenging the spectators to rethink existing schemas and patterns, whether institutional or mental, sociological or psychological. While OFF-Biennale is an umbrella project for joint activities of the different stakeholders (artists, art galleries, curators, NGOs, etc.) of the Hungarian art scene, the project “Check Your Head!” is the very own collective project of the curatorial team of the OFF-Biennale.
This new grassroots biennial was initiated to revitalize the Hungarian art and culture scene. It will give an overview of the independent off-scene thus offering alternatives to the local state-run art and culture infrastructures. OFF-Biennale Budapest works as an umbrella project for joint activities and brings together the different stakeholders of the Hungarian art and culture scene – artists, art galleries, curators, NGOs, civil society.
Participating Artists: Ágnes Eperjesi, Little Warsaw, János Sugár, Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan, Igor Grubić, Vlatka Horvat, Eva Kotátkova, Mladen Miljanović, Ivan Moudov, Roman Ondák, Dan Perjovschi, Rafani Group, Konrad Smoleński, Slaven Tolj, Tomáš Vaněk.
Date: 24 April to 31 May 2015
Detailed programme and locations can be found here.
Image: Dan Perjovschi – The OFF Drawing