Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Slovenian Cultural Centre | Anna Farkas, Martin Bricelj Baraga
Challenging Human Perception in Art and Design through Scientific Research.
Collegium Hungaricum Berlin and the Slovenian Cultural Centre in Berlin bring together two exceptional creatives to talk about their work bridging over the gap between art and science. Anna Farkas (dla) award winning Hungarian graphic designer and Martin Bricelj Baraga distinguished Slovenian media artist, curator and graphic designer aim to challenge the way we perceive time and space, utilising scientific research methods, technical innovation, data visualisation and unique aesthetics.
Farkas’ unique, breathtakingly designed cycle calendar, the Anaptár, has to date won nine international prizes, including the Red Dot Award in 2015. Her doctoral thesis (DLA) started from the research related to this calendar and the experience acquired while producing the work series. The aim with the data visualisation was to reveal additional scientific and artistic relationships. The dissertation also pays homage to the forgotten work of female astronomers, who laid down the foundations of our knowledge of the universe. Anaptár, Intersection of Art and Science book won the Red Dot Grand Prix in 2020.
One of Baraga’s latest works, the Sun Calendar is a simple, yet impactful light installation. A single circle made of solar powered LED lights is placed between the viewer and the horizon. At sunset, the LED lights automatically turn on, forming a circular illuminated shape. The viewer is invited to watch the sinking sun through the illuminated circle, still emitting the power of the original light-source. Baraga has exhibited in a great number of galleries worldwide. His work was featured in Wired, Creators Projects, ArchDaily, the New York Art magazine and others. He is the director of MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art and the founder of SONICA Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The event will be moderated by Regine Rapp art historian, curator and co-director of Art Laboratory Berlin. Her research focuses on art in the 20th and 21st century: installation art, artist books, and art & science collaborations.
PUBLIC TALK ON-SITE AT COLLEGIUM HUNGARICUM BERLIN.
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Anna Farkas established her own brand Anagraphic in 1999. She has worked with a series of prominent companies and institutions, such as the Liszt Academy Budapest, Hungarian National Museum, or the Ludwig Museum Budapest. She has won several prominent awards for her designs, eg. Graphis Award six times (USA, 2015–2021), Communication Arts’ Award of Excellence five times (USA, 2012–2020), Hungarian Design Award (2016).
Martin Bricelj Baraga creates interactive works and sculptures that explore spaces between environment, nature, technology, as well as the human condition. His mostly large-scale installations are often displayed in public places or unique architectural settings. Based on the intersection of time and space, Baraga’s experimental installations create atmospheres that challenge our perceptions and question symbols and myths. Baraga has exhibited in a great number of galleries worldwide. His work was featured in Wired, Creators Projects, ArchDaily, the New York Art magazine and others. He is the director of MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art and the founder of SONICA Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia.