FISE - Design Galaxy - exhibition at “Lábasház” in Sopron

The basic goal of FISE is to promote applied art and design, and to present our works throughout the country, outside the walls of our gallery. In recent years, FISE has hosted exhibitions in Eger, Győr, Pannonhalma, Szombathely, and Hévíz. After the exhibition in Pécs last October, we are now organizing a large-scale exhibition in Sopron based on our Contemporary Art Collection.

The collection, made up of the works of the most famous domestic artists, is able to provide a complete overview of the processes and trends in the areas covered by the members of the community, as it displays all disciplines (interior architecture, design, ceramic-porcelain, clothing, clothing accessories, goldsmithing, textile design, glass, visual communication). The continuous, versatile presentation of the collection - both in Hungary and abroad - definitely provides exciting and invigorating discoveries for all visitors.

Opening on Friday, May 17, 2024 at 5 p.m.
The exhibition will be opened in the Lábasház by Mayor Dr Ciprián Farkas and DLA Róbert Mascher, the president of FISE.

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The opening and prize-giving ceremony of the exhibition organized by the András Pető Faculty of Semmelweis University (SU APF) from the works of the drawing and painting competition announced on the occasion of the Maria Hárí Jubilee Year.

Gives a welcome speech:
Dr. Miklós Tenk dr. Andrea Zsebe - Dean of SU APF,
Dr. Róbert Mascher - Director of SU APF, Institute of Humanities, President of FISE

Awards and certificates will be presented to:
Dr. Feketéné Éva Szabó - Strategic Deputy Rector SU,
Dr. Miklós Tenk dr. Andrea Zsebe - Dean of SU APF,,
Dr. Túri Ibolya - SE PAK deputy dean of education
Éva Rakonczai - Economic Director of SU APF,
Ágnes Mátyásiné Kiss - Director of SU Pető Pedagogy Institute

Opening: Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 5 p.m
Address: FISE Gallery, 1054 Budapest, 16th Kálmán Imre Street
It can be viewed until May 31, from Monday to Friday from 13:00 to 18:00.

In the FISE Gallery, the works created by children, young people and adults with physical disabilities who have received conductive education, as well as conductors, student conductors and employees of our faculty, can be seen in three topics.

Sponsors of the application:
Do it for the Children of the Pető Institute Foundation
Faculty of András Pető SU

Thematic day at FISÉ on the occasion of the International Design Day

10.00 - 11.00 /// Special guided tour of our current exhibition - guide: Brigitta B. Horváth and Corinna Nitschmann
11.00 - 12.00 /// DIY jewelry making family session led by jewelry designer Orsolya Németh
12.00 - 18.00 /// FAIR - special fair with selected treats and unique spec items
You can choose from: Boróka Csibi x Faék - unique chests, Erzsébet Domonyi - jewelry, Ágnes Elek - compostable jewelry, Dóra Knetik - ceramics (mainly for ice cream), Ábel Lakatos - ceramic sets, Orsolya Németh - jewelry, Erika Rejka - porcelain sets and jewelry

12.00 - 14.00 /// Getting to know self-knowledge board games - free time for those interested
14.00 - 15.30 /// Open art history class with students of Károli Gáspár Református University - discussions about objects, perception, attachment

16.00 - 18.00 /// MUSTRA lectures and discussions- Our guests:
Design artist Zsófia Klára Hegedüs - Dear Craftsman
Papp Anett DLA textile design artist - Naturing project
Ildikó Fazekas - The field of solidarity: trade union
Illustrator Boróka Csibi - Publicly dangerous work avoiders, lecture participant
Graphic designer Tímea Andorka - KÁR, participant of the presentation
18.00 - 20.00 /// social gathering, music

Opening on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 6 p.m.
The exhibition will be opened by art historian Ágnes Prékopa
It can be viewed until May 10, 2024, from Monday to Friday from 13:00 to 18:00.

“When it rains, the flowers open. The lizard eats the bug, the lizard eats the bird. But they all die in the end. It dies and dries up. Generations die out, but the next one is already here. And so, it goes. There are countless different forms of life, countless different forms of death. Eventually, the difference will diminish.” Haruki Murakami

The differences disappear, the motifs and techniques are connected to the trends of the given ages in an eternal cycle. They affect each other and still retain their original quality. As they are reborn or even transform into each other. However, their unique ideas remain, which appear in the language of design with their unchanged laws.

Brigitta B. Horváth
She uses traditional silversmithing techniques to make her home furnishing items, in the creation of which an important aspect is the design approach. She works bravely with techniques that are hundreds of years old in an age where few people know or use these form-forming methods. She combines the ancient world of forms with a good sense of minimalist, clean forms, the communicative role of objects is important to him, which she realizes in her works not only with the interconnected narrative elements of the objects, but also with the communication between the viewer and the objects. Her unique copper lamps and home furnishings speak of her love of nature and fill modern homes with warmth and elegance in a kind of oriental zen atmosphere, which she also inspired during her university years in the Far East.

Corinna Nitschmann
In her creations, domestic wool, which would otherwise end up in the trash, is used as a valuable raw material in modern interiors, thus bringing back something from nature and thus prompting the viewer to reconnect with wool, which the visitor can feel. In this form, the 6000-year-old craft technique meets 21st century design interior design concepts.
Its meandering patterns are derived from traditional Turkmen patterns. In her basic idea, in her creations, the tufts of wool grow a little on these patterns, just as the grass covers the Roman mosaics left alone in open space.

Metaphor Visual Play (The World of Meta-images Through Surrealistic Illusion) - Solo Show of Chang Sik Kim

The exhibition will be opened by:
Péter Bence Simon
Red Dot award-winning typographer, adjunct professor at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

Exhibition opening event: April 18, 2024 from 6 p.m
Location: FISE Gallery, Kálmán Imre street 16., 1054 Budapest, HUNGARY
On view: until April 23, 2024, Monday to Friday from 13:00 to 18:00

At the opening of the exhibition, Chang Sik Kim will personally give an introductory talk on his past and recent works and his world-renowned curatorial and conference organizing work.

Chang Sik Kim is a professor at San Jose State University (USA), a typographer, and a creative director at Vol-So Design. His specialty is brand and information design, and typogram (type and image integration), particularly in the use of visual metaphors and methodologies to conceptualize complex ideas.

Chang was the recipient of the Presidential Prize in the National Design Awards in Korea. He has published three complete books, written multiple articles, and held fifteen solo exhibitions in Spain, the United Kingdom, Poland, Hungary, Armenia, Japan, Korea, and the United States. Professionally, he has designed several newspapers, magazines, and more than 150 book covers, in addition to creating many successful character (mascot) and brand designs, as well as several typeface designs for Korean and Latin alphabets for branding projects. He has also served as a juror for several international design competitions such as "Poster for Tomorrow," "Granshan," "Wow Design Festa," and "ideec," among others. Chang’s clients have included Samsung, Yahoo, Hyundai Motors, Hammer Theatre, HP Computer, and Amazon, among others. His research papers and works have appeared in professional conferences and publications, including Graphis, Print, How, MAC World Korea, and Baseline magazines, as well as international conference journals like ICOGRADA, Granshan, AIGA, and Munich Design Week.

The Artist’s exhibition concept:

Typogram is a visual pun through typographic play. I love to play with signs, symbols, and icons. I was also fascinated by a similar element of visual play with types and images known as expressive typogram. This visual expression empowers memorable, symbolic, and conceptual messages to its audience. The compelling optical illusion with dual meanings may enjoyably communicate concepts. It has been a great interest of mine and an inspirational element for my work and teaching philosophy since I become a graphic designer and an educator later. Often, this would manifest in my client projects’ such as logotype, branding design, mascots, or graphics/illustrations on book designs.

The exhibition will be opened by: Szilvia Csanádi-Bognár, esthete, art historian, university assistant professor
Institute of Art and Design Theory

Opening on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 6 p.m.
It can be viewed until April 16, 2024, from Monday to Friday from 13:00 to 18:00.

METU Craft & Design - The future generation (Award winners of the Craft and Design section of the 36th OTDK from METU)

The creative person reflects on himself and the world from a special point of view. He constantly refines this reflection, first with his master - this creates a special master-student dialogue. At some point, creative thinking has to step out of the comfort zone and show itself in front of professional discussions and in public, and prove its vitality and right to exist.

An excellent forum for this is the scientific student conference, in the Art and Art Science Section, many young talents from the country's higher education institutions compared their knowledge. Creative talent was honored by 12 award-winning projects in the Craft and Design departments of the Budapest Metropolitan University. The Studio of Young Artists offered the first, second and third place winners the opportunity to introduce themselves as a special prize.

The students of the university's Department of Fashion and Textiles and Department of Architecture and Design present contemporary life feelings, socially and environmentally conscious problems, and everyday situations with their individual vision. They ask questions, curiously research, experiment, and look for the best solution. Just as many generations have done. Their vision is always the latest, their questions are relevant, and their answers echo the past and the future at the same time. They bravely touch on very personal topics, talk about evidence that pushes the boundaries of banality or dissect a traditional culture. Operating with traditional techniques, they reach for completely unusual materials, creating a surprising effect, or even take apart the usual forms and turn them upside down, achieving unexpected results. In their thinking, the concept of the obvious loses its limits, in their creative attitude, the future lies unnoticed in their curiosity and openness.

At the exhibition, we see chairs, benches, clothes, textiles, and bags, but behind them, we are faced with a forward-looking, researching gaze. This exhibition is a snapshot of the future generation of designers.

Design department
Krisztina Burger, Violetta Szatmári, Nikoletta Szigeti - Spine (Dr. Erzsébet Bachmann, Gergely Nádas) Design 1st place
Jex Lili - The junction (Gergely Nádas) Design 3rd place
Fanni Tóth - Kanagawa (Hajnal Baráth, Erika Rejka, György Rózner) Design Special Award

Craft 1 class
Detre Mikolt Tünde - Movement (Eszter Révész DLA) 1st place
Hedvig Vranek - Street wrap (Adél Kovács) 2nd place
Pécz Tekla - The woman (Zsuzsanna Aranyosi DLA) 3rd place
Gyarmathy Cili- Evening tales (Zsuzsanna Aranyosi DLA) Craft special prize

Craft 2 class
Szimonetta Lóki - Connection (Adél Kovács, Zsófia Rákhely) 3rd place
Fanni Gyurián - STORAGE INSPIRED BY NATURAL FORM (Judit Ducsai) Craft Special Prize

It can be picked purchased at the FISE Gallery during opening hours.

Draw the attention of your friends to our brand new catalog as well as our FISE history book! The operation of our Association can also be supported by purchasing these and our other previous publications.

Mixed TECHnika - Exhibition of goldsmith Betti Domonyi and textile artist Marcsi Schuller

Opening on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 6 p.m.
The exhibition will be opened by writer, poet, book illustrator and film director Orsolya Láng.
Contributor: Ferenc Vértesi (guitar)

On view until March 28, 2024, from Monday to Friday from 13:00 to 18:00

Erzsébet Betti Domonyi, the jeweller and architect who creates works at the intersection of texture and geometry. This path enables her to explore different materials in different contexts, how they interact and become one. What is most important for her is to allow the material to evolve as it will, to let it take its course. In the exhibition, the square carbon fibre profile composite is set in different positions, preserving the constructive concept that he builds on the cube. With the CUBE I collection, he aims to show a segment of contemporary art where he can create self-identical works while maintaining both engineering and art.

Mária Schuller is a fashion and textile designer. In her work textiles create cohesion with the graphic approach of the technology of machine embroidery, which has now become her specialty. Textiles are integrated into her creations as a painterly element with their materiality, spatial dimensions, and the experience of somatic pleasure. The found and collected bits and pieces of textile (mostly not suitable for other purposes because they are waste) are used to create a new clothes and other textile compositions by sewing and embroidering, usually accompanied by visual and textual humor.

At the end of the year 2020, with the support of the Hungarian Academy of Arts, the applied arts collection of the Studio of Young Applied Artists Association was created! There are currently 105 outstanding works by FISE members in the unique collection. In the future, we will make it visible to the general public both at home and abroad!