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hu is a group show focusing on the layered narratives inherent in the works of five Hungarian artists residing in the UK. It’s at the Abject Gallery in Newcastle.

hu is an attempt to capture the diaspora of these early-career artists, focusing on shared common questions, interests and motifs. It also endeavours to pinpoint what gets lost and what is gained through the translation of the transitions that these emerging artists have experienced both in their domestic lives and careers since moving to the UK. The work in Abject Gallery brings together pieces from Petra Szemán, Zsófia Jakab, Zsófia Schwéger (work pictured), Márton Nemes and András Nagy-Sándor and they explore the ways in which they have been affected by their new environment and the vastly different directions they now find themselves going. What binds them is a common inquisitive determination to allow their experiences to fold into layers of meaning within their individual practices – their migration has become a shared language.

hu, until 9 February, Abject Gallery, 2nd Floor, Bamburgh House, Market House, Newcastle. Open Wed-Sat, 11am-5pm. breezecreatives.com/abject-gallery/hu