Hyllis Henge - New Bridge Over
the Danube exhibition

Year ︎  2018
Outcome ︎ Installation
Location ︎ Budapest
Team ︎ Lilla Árkovics, Bernadett Csendes, Attila Róbert Csóka, Szabolcs Molnár, Dávid Smiló

Curator ︎ Kultúrgorilla
Photo ︎ Balázs Danyi

Hyllis Henge is the installation of the exhibition organized by Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport and curated by the team of Kultúrgorilla. The exhibition presented the history of 14 bridges over Danube in Budapest together with the competition proposals for a new bridge of Budapest.

The exhibition took place in a former foundry where today the Ábrahám Ganz Foundry Collection is taking place. The purpose of the installation was to separate a space for the exhibition. The metal and light structure defined exact visual borders without solid walls between the dark interior of the Foundry collection full of heavy foundry equipment and the inside of the exhibition installation.

To serve this aim the 200 Ikea Hyllis placed next to each other in a circle shape to evoke the memory of ancient henges and mixing this memory with the latest fashion in architecture and design: using Ikea items in massive quantity to create and define spaces. This could express the tension between corporate identity based spatial concepts and the ancient, given instinct of the human nature to build around, separate and celebrate exact locations. Forests and mines are not the source of building materials anymore, but Ikea and DIY stores are.