International Exhibition Make no Mistake! Fuga Museum, Budapest 11-12.2018

by naN group 2018

Project was a part of International Exhibition and Conference

Make No Mistake! Error in Art – 2nd edition

Opening, December 24th, 2018, 6 p.m.

November 24th – December 9th, 2018

Venue: FUGA Budapest Centre of Architecture, Budapest

Technical errors that occur when a medium is used, as well as logical or cognitive errors, are commonly seen as challenges and obstacles in a creative process. However, errors can also offer a source of inspiration and an insight into otherwise unknown reality. The artist’s certainty about his or her intentions, and the viewer’s openness, seem necessary for their communication to succeed. But the way art is experienced often runs against the author’s concept and contrary to the viewer’s expectations. During the conference we would like to consider the situation of misreading those intentions as a potential for new, unexpected artistic and cognitive situations. Numerous achievements are made incidentally, that is, by accident, on the margin of conducted research and investigations, along the route taken to reach a different goal. Very often, they are made outside the author’s awareness, yet with the support of the viewer, who shows the courage to act against traditions or established rules. We are interested in the discrepancies that occur between the intention and effect of actions undertaken by artists and researchers. Thus described approach determines the illusion and uncertainty that reveal themselves en route to experience and intellectual cognition. We would also like to examine the anxiety or even true fear of making a mistake, which makes an impact on immediate and distant future.

We would like to interpret the notion of error and its economy in a broad theoretical context (historical, cultural, philosophical, sociological, and political), as something as yet unrecognised – potential obstacle or side effect that will bring unexpected results.

Make No Mistake conference and exhibition are organised as the second edition of Error in Art project. The first part of the project was organised by the Pedagogical University of Krakow in December 2016, in collaboration with partners from Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.

Exhibition curators: Karolina Kolenda and Krzysztof Siatka


AWACS (Peter Grzybowski, Maciej Toporowicz), Tony Cokes, Beata Długosz, Róża Duda, Wincenty Dunikowski-Duniko, Tomasz Dobiszewski, Zsolt Gyenes, Little Warsaw, NAN (Alicja i Adam Panasiewicz), Rafani, Michał Soja


Department of Art Theory and Artistic Education, Faculty of Art, the Pedagogical University of Krakow

Faculty of Art Foundation

Kaposvár University, Faculty of Art

Hungarian Electrographic Art Association / HEAA


The Pedagogical University of Krakow

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute