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In Circulation: Fazekas Valéria
27 September – 15 December 2019

In Circulation

Reflections of Contemporary Designers on the Collection of the Museum of Applied Arts
The In Circulation exhibition series was launched by the Contemporary Design Department of the Museum of Applied Arts.

During the period of the reconstruction of the museum’s main building on Üllői út [Road], it is especially important that we keep the pieces of the collection in circulation. In the framework of our series entitled In Circulation, we have invited contemporary designers, once they have become acquainted with the museum’s internationally unparalleled rich collection, to select an object or ensemble of objects that inspires their own work, and to create something of their own design that reflects upon it. The design object(s) born from the inspiration of the museum’s collection will also become a part of the collection, which will also provide the opportunity for further relations and exhibitions.

The film presenting the design as thought process is at least as important as the exhibition objects, as it offers the viewer a glimpse behind the wings.

The series was launched in 2018 with the exhibition of Artista Studio, in the framework of which the museum’s collection was enriched with three unique Artista outfits and their matching accessories.
The second exhibitor of the series was Polish designer Maria Jeglińska, who took as her source of inspiration an armchair designed by Sándor Mikó in 1969. The armchair was a part of the furnishings of the You + Me espresso bar. Jeglińska designed moveable walls for the exhibition.

Milliner Valéria Fazekas selected two vases from the museum’s collection: one produced in the Zsolnay Factory and one from the Drasche Factory, designing several hat collections upon their inspiration.

Valéria Fazekas

received her degree in 1987 from the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts in Budapest, where Margit Szilvitzky was her master.
Characteristic of her hats that traverse the borderline between design and fine art are their continuous permutability deriving from how they are worn, the playfulness of their material and form, and also their balance of shift in scale between their spatial dimensions. Her compositions extend from organic, ethereally malleable, universal forms to more sculptural, statue-like, fine art objects. What is most special about hats is that they are capable of transforming the personality of their wearer according to how they are attached to the body.
The hats of Valéria Fazekas are regularly featured in both domestic and international exhibitions.

Curators: Judit Horváth, PhD, Head of Department, Contemporary Design Department, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest
Co-curators: Melinda Farkasdy and Rita Komporday, Contemporary Design Department, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest

Programmes

3 October 2019, 6-7.30 pm
Architecture and the Hat
Panel participants: Valéria Fazekas designer, Zoltán Cselovszki, IMM Director architect, Tibor Somlai interior designer
The conversation is moderated by: Judit Horváth, PhD, Head of Department, Contemporary Design Department

10 October 2019, 6-7.30 pm
Fractal Theory and Dimension Shifts, or techniques and basic materials in hat-making
Panel participant: Valéria Fazekas designer
The conversation is moderated by: Judit Horváth, PhD, Head of Department, Contemporary Design Department

14 November 2019, 6-7.30 pm
Zeitgeist and the Hat
Panel participants: Valéria Fazekas designer, Juli Jakab actor, star of the film, Sunset
The conversation is moderated by: Judit Horváth, PhD, Head of Department, Contemporary Design Department

12 December 2019, 5-6 pm
Curator’s Guided Tour


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http://www.imm.hu/en/exhibits/view/518,In+Circulation%3A+Fazekas+Val%C3%A9ria+