Budapest

You Never Know

Tüzoltó Utca 72

You Never Know, a three-man artists’ group from Vienna, described their onenight exhibition in Budapest as a “euphoric, vague situation.” Now Budapest is a place, like many probably, where vague situations are not rare, but ones that are both euphoric and vague are good deal less frequent. The group members present themselves as oddballs just trying to connect, often employing minimal forms, light, video, and sound, in ways, to quote one of the members, that are “overwhelming, precise and easy.” They seek to seduce with simplicity and their production has a dumb confidence about it that ends up convincing you about their project. Even the group’s name—You Never Know—presumes that they may know something basic that you don’t.

You Never Know began their infiltration into Budapest some weeks before opening night by sending ahead hundreds of stickers printed with the words “You Never Know.”

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