Lighthouse art exhibition opens at 67 Piac Street today.
An exciting picture gallery “opens” in Debrecen. The quotation marks are intentional because to have a special experience, visitors can even wander on the street in a big coat.
A light art exhibition called Lighthouse ON made its debut with great success last August in the currently under renovation building of Csokonai Theater. The summer exhibition moved the audience as the light compositions guided the interested ones through the theater, just like in a maze.
Lighthouse and Debrecen
This is not the first work of art based on the diversity of light in Debrecen. This trend dates back several decades in the city. Lighthouse aims to promote domestic and international light art as well as thinking about light. It combines science and art and shows that light has creative power.
Cultural places are not allowed to have an audience because of the restrictions caused by the coronavirus. That is why Lighthouse doesn’t guide the viewers in a building redolent of age with its lights but brings light from a shop window into uncertainty, thanks to an exciting collaboration. As can be seen from the press release sent to our editorial office:
In February and March, Lighthouse, in cooperation with the Déri Museum, the Csokonai Theater, and the Cívis House, will dedicate an empty shop as a temporary storefront gallery, in compliance with the current epidemiological restrictions and as the continuation of space-specific lighting installations. As it is closed behind glass, these light creations are safe to view for anyone.
They write Andrea Sztojánovits’ interactive light installation FÉSZEK will be complemented by the sound composition of Gergely Álmos (mïus). The exhibition uses augmented reality as a medium, with content that can also be displayed on passerby’s smartphones. Andrea Sztojánovits’ spectacle takes place from the 5th of February to the 28th of February.
Ivó Kovács Searchlight installation awaits its audience from the 5th of March to the 28th of March. It transforms the shop window of the street-front estate at 67 Piac Street with reflective mirrors.