Budapest,october 2022

A joint bilateral project between the Piana Gallery Foundation and the SKURC GROUP collective from Budapest

Artist-run spaces are emerging in the cracks of the institutional system: they are driven by the need to add more color to the art scene, as the horizons of commercial galleries are full of dead ends, and we gave up on public institutions long ago. With the birth of nonprofit spaces, art is becoming decentralized, with new voices being heard through the internal support of small communities.

But even if these experiences are universal, geographically distant artist-run spaces are very different. They serve the same purposes in different ways, as they must adapt to specific social and economic conditions that vary from country to country, city to city, and often even neighborhood to neighborhood.

The Out of Space exhibition is the first part of a collaboration between the Polish (Piana Gallery Foundation) and Hungarian (Skurc Group) artist-managed spaces, bringing together their different experiences and capabilities, with the knowledge that the ultimate goal is the same. The project, based on information transfer and collaborative thinking, aims to bring small communities together, expanding the network of support beyond the institutional system.

The second installment of the project will take place in December 2022 in Krakow.

Bencs Dániel, Bencs Máté, Filip Rybkowski, Lázár Kristóf, Michal Sroka, Michal Zawada, Németh Dávid, Németh László,
Szalay Krisztina, Üveges Mónika

Curator: Fülöp Tímea