Creativity Exercises – Spaces of Emancipatory Pedagogies

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How do people learn, what do they know, and how does it influence their personality, their behavior, and their position in society? These questions are in the focus of the exhibition entitled Creativity Exercises – Spaces of Emancipatory Pedagogies that displays historical and contemporary art projects experimenting with alternative forms of learning. The continuation of the project, previously on view at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig in autumn 2014, will be presented in September 2015 at’s open office in Budapest. The title of the exhibition was borrowed from Miklós Erdély and Dóra Maurer’s art course held between 1975 and 1977. For a short time, this course labeled officially as amateur-training, independent of state art education, presented the opportunity to experiment with collective and process-oriented work and to transcend the boundaries of artistic thinking of the time.

In this project, creativity is defined as a form of agency that is brought to life when the web of relations and roles surrounding the individual is dislodged. In other words, it is not a quality, nor an ability to be developed, but an interpersonal agency that enables critical, community-based learning. This does not mean the passive intake of information units, but the (inter)active shaping of personalities and interpersonal relations, the conscientization and the empowerment of groups and individuals, so that they can be critical and responsible social actors.

Exhibtion, workshops, lectures

17 September 2015, 6 pm
InDiGo (Interdisciplinary Thinking) group’s 1979 action Művészkijárat (Artists’ exit) by the temporary group MinDiGő (Virág Bogyó, Adrián Costache, Miklós Erhardt, Gábor Erlich, Olga Kocsi, Virág Lődi, Zsigmond Peternák)

Mayakovsky 102, the open office of tranzit. hu, 1068 Budapest, Király utca 102.

On view:
18 September – 31 October 2015
Thursday – Friday: From 2 pm to 6 pm
Saturday: From 10 am to 2 pm
or by appointment at

The exhibition is curated by Dóra Hegyi (tranzit. hu), Sándor Hornyik (Hungarian Academy of Sciences – Institute of Art History), Zsuzsa László (tranzit. hu), Franciska Zólyom (GfZK), in collaboration with Aleksandra Kędziorek, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw.

For more information on the artists and the detailed programme, have a look here.

Image: Design by Virág Bogyó, ©Miklós Erdély,Foundation, Artpool Art Research Center