Spotlight on Window Dressing … Mirrored through the Eyes of Four Artists
Multimedia installation, 2017
The Bus Ride to the School; video by Hanna Schimek, colour, sound, 10 min, loop, 2017

A four-week workshop by Hanna Schimek, with the participation of Doroti Juhász, Andrea Magyari, Éva Adrienne Novák, Diána Simon, Dániel Sziráki. Coordination and advice: Eszter Sárkics. Visiting student: Tamás Tancer.

Students from Budapest School for Decoration and Window Dressing and Hanna Schimek designed display windows using objects from the school’s storage area and making reference to artists of four different periods of art: Marcel Duchamp, Meret Oppenheim, Claes Oldenburg and Josephine Meckseper. Their works have many commonalities – and they are reflections on western modern society. Found objects (Objets trouvés), commercial goods, kitschy things, humour, contrariness and absurdity are strong components of their work. All these elements were the topics of the workshop. The exhibition grants insight into the work process and its results. (H.S.)

Lives and works in Vienna/A and Aegina/GR. Her field of work includes photograpy, film research and curator ship, installation art, and artistic interdisciplinary projects. The emphasis of her work lies in art socio-cultural projects and she has published several artists´ books. She studied graphic design at the Grafische Lehr und Versuchsanstalt and painting at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris/F.

Photo top of this page: © Hanna Schimek