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Péter Szalay

Born in 1981 in Pécs, Hungary
Lives in Budapest

Just Do It. 2010. Installation. Wood, plastic, aluminium, copper, iron, steel, cable, electric motor, transformer, switch, bowden, kevlar line, C-print on canvas. Courtesy of the artist

The installation Just Do It has two parts: one located on the floor along with a printed canvas put on the wall. A motion sensor is placed behind the picture (depicting Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Governor of California), which activates the motor in the machine that does push-ups. The second installation is called Libero Arbitro. It's made up of six parts that are hung from the ceiling in the exhibition room. The light of the bulb on the bottom square powers the solar cells in the opposite upper square to drive an electric engine. The piece of paper joined to the wire on the electric engine imitates a moth circling a flame. My work is an open cube, the sides of which are old windows.

Péter Szalay

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.