Setempber 15 - 29, 2020
Hajnóczy József u. 5
In the exhibition Second Skin, the tiny exhibition space of PINCE is almost pierced through by a giant metal installation composed of aggressive aerodynamical forms. Surrounding the welded iron structure, monochrome textile-based artworks are placed on the surfaces of the space as if they were the skin peeling off, thickening and blistering on the gallery’s body. A soft and thin black leather with orifice-like holes is stretched in one place; a wrinkled, quilted canvas with a distressed look hangs on the opposite wall; while a flat, furniture-like object upholstered in black faux leather lays on the ground.
Adrian Kiss was born in Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania in 1990 and studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. His works have been exhibited throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Selected solo and two-person exhibitions include those at, amongst others, the FUTURA Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic; the Trafó House of Contemporary Arts in Budapest, Hungary; and Makeup Gallery in Kosice, Slovakia. Recent selected group exhibitions include Orient at Kim? in Riga, Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow, and BOZAR in Brussels; Tronc Mental at CAN Centre d’art in Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel; and Abstract Hungary at Künstlerhaus, Graz. In 2019 Kiss was included in the publication Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art by Phaidon Press. He lives and works in Budapest, Hungary.
PINCE is an independent artist-run space founded in 2014, that aims at creating a social space with open communication and where contemporary art discourse can easily be organized. In its current schedule PINCE gives place to collaborative projects with like-minded Hungarian and foreign collectives that take on a mediative role in their own local art community. The features of the space demand site-specific works instead of the traditional standards, therefore installative and experimental concepts are instrumental in the exhibition program.