Open to the public:
May 22, 2019 – July 7, 2019.
Tuesday - Sunday 12:00 – 19:00.
Closed on Mondays and public holidays.
Organizers: Judit Flóra Schuller, Imre Kiss
We are happy to announce the opening of PaperLab, the new experimental gallery space at the Mai Manó House which aims to redefine and revive the space of the bookshop. PaperLab focuses on representing photobook-based projects by creating a fusion between the platforms of the House, especially between the József Pécsi Photography Library and the Mai Manó bookshop, as well as other Hungarian photobook projects. Aside from exhibiting the works of Hungarian artists, PaperLab’s future aim is to show and introduce the works of emerging – and for the most part, locally less well-known – international artists.
The first exhibition presented at PaperLab is Spatial Practices by Nita Vera who is a Finnish-Chilean visual artist and photographer, currently based in Helsinki. In her artistic practice, Vera explores love and the psychological drama of our everyday life in its many forms. In Spatial Practices she investigated the disconnection people have with each other by staging imaginary scenes in a strictly framed space, visualizing the lines between hiding and showing, real and false, theatre and life. The artist herself perceives the world around her as it were a big construction of a theatre play, a stage where we act as mere players in a momentary stage of our lives.