OUBEY: Everything is Connected with Everything - an interactive exhibition with screenings

Date: 
October 27, 2014 - 10:00 - October 28, 2014 - 19:00
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Room: 
Octagon, Laptop Area, Auditorium
Event type: 
Event audience: 
Organizer(s): 
Dagmar Woyde-Koehler
CEU host unit(s): 
Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
OUBEY: Ohne Titel (1987)

“Everything is connected to everything“ is the theme the fifth stopoverof the OUBEY MINDKISS Project’s Global Encounter Tour which brings the work of the German artist OUBEY to Budapest. The title is taken from a quote by the artist which continues “… and my art is an optical expression of the joy such awareness brings. Basically, my art is an ode in celebration of it.” In keeping with this theme, alongside the works themselves, the focus is very much on interactivity and global networking. This time too the resonance will be documented in the social Web.  

The previous stopovers of the Global Encounter Tour have repeatedly demonstrated that OUBEYs paintings speak a “universal language” that people across the whole world can understand.  From a scientific symposium at the Goethe Institute in San Francisco and an international management conference in Vienna to a festival at a Maori school in New Zealand, the paintings of OUBEY – an artist who died before his time – have never failed to inspire deep interest, fascination, wonder and excitement.

 Such resonance is also documented in the videos of the encounters of famous scientists, researchers and artists of a wide range of disciplines from across the world with OUBEYs art. They can be seen at www.oubey.com/journey. The wide-ranging interdisciplinary approach adopted by the project makes it just as innovative and out of the ordinary as the multimedia presentation. The young international audience at the CEU Budapest will be a new touchstone for the universal force of expression of these works.

OUBEY himself only staged one exhibition of his paintings during his lifetime. Even though highly successful, immediately afterwards he withdrew from the public gaze for an indefinite period because he wanted to pursue his work at a safe remove from the art market and its corrosive mechanisms. After twelve years of working in seclusion, he was on the point of preparing for his next exhibition when his life was tragically cut short in a road accident in August 2004.

 

SCREENINGS - CEU AUDITORIUM
OUBEY: The Element of the Universal
OUBEY: Experimental Film
OUBEY ENCOUNTERS: The Journey
PAINTINGS AND VIDEOS - CEU Laptop Area, Octagon
OPENING SPEECH at 6 PM on October 27, Monday
by Friederike von Coellni (MA SPP), Natalia Andrea Peral (PhD IRES) and Payman Shamsian (MA IRES)
Reception to follow! 
OPEN, INTERACTIVE ENCOUNTERS with one ork by Oubey - Room 002, Nador 11 Bldg, CEU

SCREENINGS - CEU AUDITORIUM

OUBEY: The Element of the Universal

OUBEY: Experimental Film

OUBEY ENCOUNTERS: The Journey

 

PAINTINGS AND VIDEOS - CEU Laptop Area, Octagon

OPENING SPEECH at 6 PM on October 27, Monday

by Friederike von Coellni (MA SPP), Natalia Andrea Peral (PhD IRES) and Payman Shamsian (MA IRES)

Reception to follow! 

OPEN, INTERACTIVE ENCOUNTERS with one ork by Oubey - Room 002, Nador 11 Bldg, CEU