Beyond the Art
Jenseits von Kunst
A mûvészeten túl

Jubilee exhibition organised in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Institute in Budapest
Curator: Peter Weibel(Neue Galerie, Graz)

9 October - 17 November 1996 Ludwig Museum, Budapest
23 January - 2 March 1997 Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum,Graz

Organisers: Katalin Néray (Ludwig Museum, Budapest), Christa Steinle and Nadia Rottner(Neue Galerie, Graz)
In the last few years, national cultural self-representations have been of common occurrence and have therefore ceased to be interesting. The relations between Austria and Hungary have always been entirely different than that between Hungary and Sweden. (The Austrians, as well as the Hungarians, have many commonplace and cliché preconceptions about each other.)
The purpose of the exhibition is both artistic and research-oriented. It will attempt to introduce Austrian and Hungarian art and culture so as to reveal the hidden (unrecognised) links of their common past and will try to challenge(and replace) the existing clichés concerning the cultures of the two nations - addressing the gap between the traditional conceptions of the two cultures. To prove that nations have a significant talent for creating formal and abstract methods of interpretation, it is necessary to go beyond the classical borders of art. In addition to display the results of the traditional and formal arts, the sciences of logic and mathematics should also be presented.
The connections between art and science that have made a great impact on the cultural development of Austria and Hungary will be shown within groups and sections.

The sections will be the following:

1. Theories of Perception and Kinetics
a. Scientific section
b. The Hungarian Representatives of Kinetic and Op Art Perception in Contemporary Art
2. Symmetry and Assymetry
a. Scientific section
b. Symmetry and Assymetry in Art
3. Visual Communication: Isotypes (The Visual System of Otto Neurath based on the symbols of statistical applications)
a.,b. Correlations in Hungarian Science and Art
4. History of Art
a. Introduction to the life works primarily of those art historians examining the history of art from a Sociological or a Psychoanalitical Perspective
5. Deconstruction and Architecture
a. Scientific section
b. Deconstruction in Visual Art and Architecture
6. Psychoanalysis
a. Homologies in Austrian and Hungarian research
b. Paralel representations in Art
7. The Vienna Cirle, Rationalism and the History of Science
a. Rationalist Ideologies
8. Informatics, Cybernetics and Mathematics
a. The First Computers, Hungarian Mathematicians
b. Computer and Art
9. Constructivism and the Cognitive Sciences
a. Introducing a New Science
10. Game in Science and Art
a. Game Theories in Mathematics
b. Game in the Arts
11.The Theory of Evolution
a. Scientific section
b. The Appearance of Organic Processes in Art
12. Quantum Physics
a. Scientific Representations of Quantum Theory