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Attila Csörgő is one of the best-known among young Hungarian artists, who is featured at prominent international exhibitions and art fairs. In 1999, he represented Hungary in the nation’s pavilion at the Venice Biennale; in 2001 he was awarded the Munkácsy Prize; he participated at the Istanbul Biennale in 2003, and the Biennale of Sydney in 2008; his Möbius Space earned what is one of the most important European recognitions in media art, the Nam June Paik Award.

His works explore the adjoining territories of art and science. He makes experiments with carefully engineered devices of his own design, with cameras and optical apparatuses – investigations that attest to a mindset that is playful and humorous, as well as philosophical. With the often surprising and amusing experiments, he tries to create and visualize motions and phenomena that are imperceptible for the human eye. He assembles his objects, which almost function like representations of rules of geometry, from everyday objects and materials, which he places in unusual situations. Spreading out objects in two dimensions, or the representation of dimensions hidden before the human eye with their duality of dynamism and stillness, make for very spectacular works. His exhibitions present both the individual stages of the experiment and its conceptual background, attempting to create a space of interpretation between work and viewer that facilitates reception.

For over a decade now, Attila Csörgő has been constructing a world that is completely unique and whose every element is his. The exhibition at the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art is planned to be the most comprehensive display of his art to date, a retrospective that features most of his works, whether they are now in Hungarian or foreign, public or private collections.

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Attila Csörgo - Archimedean Point