Attila Szabó at Horizont Gallery

Artist: Attila Szabó

Exhibition title: Central Reserve

Venue: Horizont Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Date: May 29 – July 3, 2019

Photography: Dávid Biró, all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Horizont Gallery, Budapest

Note: Full press release can be found here

“I observed the expression CENTRAL RESERVE on the display of a bus passing by a couple of months ago. The transport company’s reading of this term is something like buses waiting in certain junctions to be put in use in any unexpected event, thus easing or preventing an existing or forming traffic chaos. I have tried to interpret this term in a wider sense as a group of people and I have imagined there is a base of people  who live their lives inconspicuosly in the tissue of the city, but to a central signal they, intoxicated with a zeal, solve the expected task to prevent a chaos. Although the nature and the importance of the chaos can be subjective, this is no pondering matter.The project aims to focus on traditions, habits and features that sometimes arise from pressure dictated by a certain era and through these to show how the stratification of different cultures is taking place unnoticed. Meanwhile a fictional biography is developing.”