Gabor Kerekes

  • Hungary (b. 1975 in Budapest)
  • Currently in Budpest, Hungary.
  • Kerekes has great interest in the symptoms of global society. working with recycling techniques he basicly points on eco problematics. beside the collages he also exhibits photos and creates community space installations.

  • 2016
  • recycled paper collage installation, wood, 640 x 145 cm
  • planetbabel - exhibition @ St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest - thumbnail  - thumbnail  - thumbnail  - thumbnail  - thumbnail

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    Tower Babel 2.0 | 2016

The Tower of Babel and the social phenomena associated with it is a recurring subject in art history. The two artists were born in the 1970s, and their generation has experienced and witnessed the technological innovation, in which the virtual reality and the information overload fundamentally changed the structure and the everyday relations of the society. Sci-fi literature and steampunk has a significant effect on the world of Gábor Kerekes. For him, recycling is not just a technique but it is a mission as well: sustainability is one of the most important alternative for survival. With constructing his own Bábel 2.0 tower, he reproduces the effort to reach the unreachable. He makes fictional, tiny worlds that seem very realistic in details. He use paper based techniques on flat surface, but constantly experimenting with 3D solutions, and this is his first completely 3D, stand alone, statue-like installation. The installation is complete with Balloonsaround the tower, which are representing moving cities, and the tower is the base, some kind of “service station” for them. So this work, and the title as well (planetbabel) refers to the eternal struggle of humanity, and to that this construction is going on all over the Earth.