7 June 2024 17 July 2024
One of the objectives of the B5 Studio AiR 2024 program is to focus on local characteristics and spirit, while another is to broaden the scope of residency programs and make different collaboration models visible. Within this framework, the exhibition by Cătălina Nistor, the program’s first invited resident artist, is realized. Reflecting on a topic she has been personally engaged with, she places bilingualism, prevalent in Transylvania and Târgu Mureș, at the center of her artistic practice and learning process. During her five-week stay, Cătălina Nistor gained a surface-level insight into the everyday life of the local Hungarian and Romanian populations, living together or alongside each other.

The works created during the residency program are text- and sound-based, organized into four units around her current interests – school, the ’90s, art, and war – viewed through the lens of authoritarian conceptual frameworks. Nistor draws rather than writes the texts, yet her practice is not comparable to calligraphy.

During the opening event, the larger exhibition space of the two B5 spaces will showcase the works created during the residency program. In the smaller space, attendees can continue to join the reaction and solidarity platform, established by the artist and her curators during the national protest of cultural institutions announced for the Night of Museums. They can also contribute to the artist’s Hungarian language learning project by suggesting words they consider important in their own professions.
Ágnes-Evelin Kispál & Attila Kispál

The project is co-financed by the National Cultural Fund*.
* The project does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund. The NCF is not responsible for the content of the project or the way in which the results of the project may be used. These are entirely up to the beneficiary of the funding.
6 May 2024 15 November 2024
After the curatorial turn, artistic content is created and mediatised on a number of levels. The curator takes a more creative and active role – working not from outside the artistic process, but from an
internal perspective. And the artist, who has long been a curator of him/herself and of other artists, of other contents and platforms, is always finding new roles for him/herself. Contemporary art transcends the context of the exhibition, but it does not abandon its original forms of realisation, and collaboration is a recurring motif at many junctures.
It is this complex set of relationships that the B5 Studio’s 2024 AiR programme attempts to capture. In addition to the traditional framework of residency programmes, our aim is to explore different models of Collaboration.

Our basic idea is that dialogue and collaboration open up possibilities whereby actors are able
to transcend the context (1+1= MANY).
Bartha József és Ungvári-Zrínyi Kata