The 19th ARC public exhibition’s title is KLÍMARIADÓ! (climate alert). The outdoor exhibition is free to visit until mid-October in Zugló, Budapest. The jury selected the best ones from 800 different works – none of them is reassuring in terms of the future.
According to HVG, this is one of the most relevant topics concerning our lives – the effect of global warming can be observed everywhere in the world. Applicants could also choose other topics freely with the following call:
“Climate. Catastrophe? Global gallows to have us hanged together? Or something else that endangers humanity without a doubt? Share your view with us about climate change in the frames of a picture or poster.”
The jury also decided about the works of art that could appear on the exhibition in August – the best ones got “Borz” (skunk) award I. II. III. and a special award apart from those.
Marcell Puskás, a graphic artist, got the first place – his picture was inspired by a video in which animal protection activists pull out a long straw from a turtle’s nose. The caption in the top-left corner is: “it is okay, I have always wanted to be a unicorn.”
Györgyi Tóth got second place with her work Attitűd (attitude). The word “nix” is often used by Viktor Orban MP of Hungary in a funny way in his speeches. The caption means “nix climate alert.”
Selfish of the galaxy by Peter Kos received a Borz award. You can see prominent Hungarian politicians with the PM in the middle. On the left, you can see Lőrinc Mészáros, the richest person in Hungary (thanks to Viktor Orban’s cabinet – as many people think).
Top Predator by Jozsef Marschall, Szilvia Ősz, Babett Vasvari, Bálint Kemenczés. It received a special award from Hammer Agency as the best marketing picture.
Gábor Nagy’s M1 ring above all. It is the most prominent Hungarian state channel, broadcasting the propaganda of the government all the time. It is like Mordor of balanced information, as many people say.
Ádám Faniszló’s Alma (apple). The Hungarian ponus globus with the double-cross as the symbol of decay.
You can check out the amazing works of street art in Budapest here. You can also read about Europe’s first-ever interactive artificial intelligence exhibition here.