COMMON AFFAIRS. Collaborative Art Projects

30 January 2018 - 18 March 2018

COMMON AFFAIRS. Collaborative Art Projects

Place Müpa Budapest Komor Marcell u. 1, Budapest, H-1095, HUNGARY
Organizer Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art
More info https://www.ludwigmuseum.hu/en/exhibition/common-affairs

The exhibition presents the results of a four-year international program (CAPP) that was aimed at sharing collaborative art practices with artists and supporting projects involving various communities that seek effective solutions to a particular social problem.

The 25 selected artists carried out seven projects at several locations in Budapest and in the countryside in 2017. The artists worked together with various communities, including marginalized people or groups with specific problems such as pupils in Budapest and Pécs, young people with intellectual disabilities, people with visual impairments, inhabitants of small villages, agricultural entrepreneurs, and Romanies living in a disadvantaged area. The aim of the projects was to strengthen the social role of the artists and to improve the participants’ quality of life. Participants involved in the creative process sought to solve social problems through their own creativity, experiencing the community's supportive power in the joint work.

In addition to displaying the photographs, films and artworks made in the course of the seven projects, the exhibition and the accompanying brochure outline the history and the most important achievements of collaborative artistic practice in Hungary.