Invisible
Blue

A sculpture about the invisible connections in the art world.

Currently in exhibition at the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest and as NFTs on Foundation.

The project is a collaboration between artist Edson Pavoni and pioneer Network Scientist Albert-Laszlo Barabasi whose work has led to many breakthroughs, including the discovery of scale-free networks in 1999, which continues to make him one of the most cited scientists today.

Photographs of the Invisible Blue installation at the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest by Bálint Jaska. Photographs of the Invisible Blue installation at the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest by Bálint Jaska. Photographs of the Invisible Blue installation at the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest by Bálint Jaska.

Photographs of the Invisible Blue installation at the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest by Bálint Jaska.

"By spending time with Laszlo I learned a simple and profound lesson: If you want to understand something, it's better to study the connection around that thing, than the thing itself."

Invisible Blue was born at the intersection of art and science. It lights the connections between the top 100 living artists in Hungary - Laszlo's home country.

Each node represents an artist and a light connection is made when two artists have frequently exhibited their work together.

It took us more than six months of scientific and technological research and 200 hundred hours to build the sculpture at the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest.

"Walking around this 24-meter tall sculpture is a way to experience with your body how connections are our real structure."

NFT

Invisible Blue has a limited collection of 101 artworks that you can own as NFTs.

Collectors have the option of receiving the physical node of the sculpture, framed, signed, and shipped anywhere in the world.

It's a new way to connect with our work and foster our continuous research on Art and Network Science. All proceeds will be reinvested on our upcoming art installations and the mapping of new art networks by the BarabásiLab.

Edition 1 of 1

Node 10:
Csorgo Attila

A NFT by Edson Pavoni and the BarabásiLab

See NFT collection on Foundation

Revealing the links is science revealing the culture that binds us together.

We spent about six months trying to map all the exhibitions that happen in the last 30 years in Hungary. We use that data to reconstruct the career of 2.300 Hungarian artists and find the hidden connections between them.

We show these hidden connections by co-exhibition frequency. The more often two artists co-exhibit the more the spirit of their work is alike, at least in the eyes of the community.

Invisible Blue has the top hundred artists that are still alive and producing work within Hungary. We choose to focus only on active artists as a gesture towards the community.

Invisible Blue.

Listed artists

Asztalos Zsolt
Bak Imre
Batyko Robert
Benczur Emese
Beothy Balazs
Bukta Imre
Csakany Istvan
Cseke Szilard
Csiszer Zsuzsi
Csonto Lajos
Csorgo Attila
Denes Agnes
El-Hassan Roza
Ember Sari
Eperjesi Agnes
Erdelyi Gabor
Erhardt Miklos
Esterhazy Marcell
Feher Laszlo
Fischer Judit
Fodor Daniel Janos
Gaal Jozsef
Galantai Gyorgy
Gayor Tibor
Gerber Pal
Gerhes Gabor
Gyenis Tibor
Gyorffy Laszlo
Haasz Istvan
Horvath Tibor
Ilona Keseru Ilona
Iski Kocsis Tibor
Jovanovics Gyorgy
Karolyi Zsigmond
Kaszas Tamas
Kelemen Karoly
Keseru Karoly
Keserue Zsolt
Kicsiny Balazs
Kiraly Andras
Kokesch Adam
Komoroczky Tamas
Koronczi Endre
Kudasz Gabor Arion
Lakner Antal
Lakner Laszlo
Lovas Ilona
Matrai Erik
Maurer Dora
Megyik Janos
Nadler Istvan
Nagy Kriszta
Nemes Csaba
Nemeth Hajnal
Nemeth Ilona
Pinczehelyi Sandor
Puklus Peter
Rosko Gabor
Sugar Janos
Szabo Dezso
Szabo Eva Eszter
Szegedy-Maszak Zoltan
Szij Kamilla
Szilagyi Lenke
Szirtes Janos
Szotyory Laszlo
Szucs Attila
Tarr Hajnalka
Tibor Zsolt
Tot Endre
Ujhazi Peter
Varnai Gyula
Vecsei Julia
feLugossy Laszlo
Borocz Andras
Gal Andras
Hamos Gusztav
Haraszty Istvan
Juraj Bartusz Gyorgy
Koncz Andras
Konkoly Gyula
Konok Tamas
Ladik Katalin
Mengyan Andras
Osz Gabor
Perneczky Geza
Racmolnar Sandor
Reigl Judit
Saxon Szasz Janos
St. Auby Tamas
Szepfalvi Agnes
Szurcsik Jozsef
Vera Molnar
franyo aatoth
Rita Ackermann
Veto Orsolya Lia
Elekes Karoly
Herman Levente
Koroknai Zsolt
Pal Csaba




Credits

A collection by Edson Pavoni and Albert-László Barabási

Research and network design by the BarabásiLab Albert-László Barabási, Csaba Both, Alice Grishchenko

Art production and installation by Spaces&Creatures Guilherme Bullejos, Gabriela Veiga, Edson Pavoni

Commissioned by Ludwig Museum Budapest Borbála Kálmán, Béla Bodor, István Bódi

Curatorship by József Készman

Prototyping space: FabLab Budapest

3d Printing: Eduardo Dias

Video: Kristóf Kovács

Special thanks to Antônio Curti, Felipe Sztutman, Eduardo Dias, Mentor Neto, Marcos Felipe, Mungunzá, David Pap, Barbara Soalheiro, Marcello Dantas and to the volunteers Gábor Hortobágyi, Garry Roszoly, Kata Hegyes, Melinda Sipos, Sándor Fovenyi

NFT Team
Binaural sound design in 432Hz by Gabriel Martini
3D Modeling by Guilherme Bullejos
Light and 3D Animation by Thais Mancini

Especial thanks to Paulo Perez