Botond Keresztesi – H.B.O. (Hubbard’s Best Of)
15.07.2018 – 16.09.2018
Festive opening: Sunday 15 July, 15.00
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The Kunstfort is excited to introduce the first Dutch exhibition of Hungary based Botond Keresztesi (Romania, 1987). Botond Keresztesi – H.B.O. (Hubbard’s Best Of), which will be on show in the concrete fortress, is equally futuristic as surrealistic. The emerging artist, a prolific painter, combines his newest works with site-specific objects created during his residency at the Kunstfort. Employing visual languages from internet culture, online gaming and interior design, Keresztesi merges his academic background – both in painterly gesture and art historical references – with a quirky fascination for (digital) countercultures and contemporary leisure products. Escapism is the central thread in his work: albeit in dreamy spectacles, virtual realities, or alienating fashion.
Previous shows include D.D.R. (Digital Dreams Recordings) at Future Gallery in Berlin (2018), F.P.S. (Future Past Saturday) at ENA viewing space, Budapest (2017), Fear in Elysium at Display, Banska Stiavnica (2017), Teenscape at Schloss, Oslo (2017) and N.S.A. (National Sun Association) at Horizont Galéria, Budapest (2017).
OPENING AND PUBLIC PROGRAM
Summer season opens on Sunday, July 15 15.00 PM, with the artists present. Opening speech 15.30 by artistic director Zippora Elders, followed by an artist talk with Yin-Ju Chen and Kerstin Winking. Followed by drinks and music by Sounds Like Tamara. Everybody welcome!
This summer the Kunstfort is pleased to collaborate on the kick-off of travelling art project The Mindful, initiated by independent researcher/curator Kerstin Winking (Germany).The Mindful Intervention at Dutch partner Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen launches the project with three installations by artists Yin-Ju Chen (Taiwan, 1977), Tamás Kaszás (Hungary, 1976) and Sam Keogh (Ireland, 1985). Other interventions this summer: Rachel de Joode and Lola Pertsowsky
Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen is supported by the Municipality of Haarlemmermeer and the Mondriaan Fund.