Collector’s choice

2020. 03. 19.


A collection always evolves around a system, either in case of toys from kinder eggs or beermats, it aspires to reach perfection. On several occasions this process is preceded by an observation phase, while the collector finds the focal points important for them, and develops the collection’s system of criteria based on different parameters.

At the same time collecting different things to some extent defines people’s everyday lives as well. We collect litter, we collect money, loyalty points, memories, moments on various virtual storages or in the nightstand’s drawer. It has become an everyday action so that we don’t even recognise this process anymore.

We can collect endless kinds of things, the title ‘collector’ however is in use only in a few cases.

Ottó Bauer pressman, collector founded SIREX Contemporary Art Collection in 2008 which collects significant local and regional artworks ranging from neoavartgarde to contemporary.


Ágnes Eperjesi, Miklós Erhardt, Judit Fischer – Miklós Mécs, Dániel János Fodor, Gruppo Tökmag, János Iván Kárpáti, Csaba Nemes, Ilona Németh – Jonathan Ravasz, Sándor Papp, Zsombor Pólya, ROTERS&SZOLNOKI, János Sugár

Kovács Kristóf (Sajnos Gergely), helyszínelő


The exhibition is the fifth part of exchange project “Ping-Pong, artist-run spaces from V4” initiated by HotDock project space.

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through a Visegrad Grant from the International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.