FOUND PIXELS


Found Pixels – an exhibition by two graphic artists who studied at the same academy during the eighties: György Bp. Szabó (1953), who reached his full artistic potential in Los Angeles, and Gábor Palotai (1956), who lives and works in Sweden – transports visitors to the world of pixels.

The two artists met one another in the Graphics Program of the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts. György Bp. Szabó initially became known for designing posters for alternative bands, with music becoming a defining aspect of his later work as well. He continued his career in graphic art in Los Angeles. In 2015, he moved back to Budapest, where he has since been living and working as a visual artist. Gábor Palotai, after graduating from the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts, continued his studies at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts. He was quickly recognized on the Swedish scene, where he is known as a prominent representative of Scandinavian graphic art, with his own unique voice. In addition to his achievements as a graphic designer, he teaches as a guest professor in a number of design schools in Sweden, and also works in several areas of design and art direction. His work has earned him numerous accolades, including 18 Red Dot Design Awards.

 

The exhibition focuses on the themes of separation and coming together. Through analogue and digital renditions of the vibrations of metropolitan life, it explores the boundaries of two distinct image eras.

 

 

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Opening: Found Pixels


Welcome speech by: Gábor Gulyás museum director
Introduction by: Dorottya Gyürk, Szentendre’s Deputy Mayor for Culture
The exhibition will be opened by: Márton Szentpéteri Márton, historian of ideas and design theorist
The exhibition can be seen between the 13th of May and the 24th of June 2018.

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Opening: Capturing Impermanence – Stripped Bare


The Ferenczy Museum Center invites You and your partner to the official opening of the exhibition at 5 p.m. on the 12th May 2018 to Ferenczy Museum, Szentendre Hall.
Welcome speech by: Gábor Gulyás museum director
The exhibition will be opened by: Lellé Szelley artist
The exhibition can be visited until the 1st July 2018, from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Curator: Brigitta Muladi

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Opening: Czóbel Reconsidered 3.0


The Ferenczy Museum Center cordially invites You and your partner to the official opening of the exhibition Czóbel Reconsidered 3.0: A bridge to ’Die Brücke’ – Czóbel’s Expressionism in Focus held on 4th May 2018, 6 p.m. to the Czóbel Museum.
 
Welcome speech by: Gábor Gulyás Museum Director

Introduction by: Dorottya Gyürk, Szentendre’s Deputy Mayor for Culture

The exhibition will be opened by: Balázs Ablonczy historian

 

Curator: Gergely Barki

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CAPTURING IMPERMANENCE – STRIPPED BARE


Mariann Imre (1968) is a Munkácsy Prize-winning visual artist and member of the Lajos Vajda Studio. Her works have been showcased in the Hungarian Pavilion of the 48th Venice Art Biennale. She has numerous works in public collections, including the Hungarian National Gallery and Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art.

In Mariann Imre’s incredibly intricate works, a frontier region that cannot be expressed in words but can be sensed beyond conscious perception often makes its appearance: it is a spirituality that unfolds through the material – the mystery of existence.

Imre has been experimenting for years with capturing the ephemeral traces and disappearing memories of life. It can be a touch, an embrace, a breath, falling flower petals, pine needles, a scent, or the traces of water passing over pebbles. In the Szentendre Room, visitors can gain insight into new layers of this special perspective.

The exhibition is organized around four themes: water, a Christmas tree that has been stripped bare, the fallen blossoms of a linden tree, a set of rosary beads (and its traces on the pebbles of a brook).

 

There are two concrete pebbles from the collection of the Ferenczy Museum Center with embroidered patterns on them to render permanent the marks made by water. These are supplemented by further embroidered concrete pieces.

The Christmas tree that results from the transformation of a living tree constitutes a peculiar memento of one of the important symbols of the Christian festive season: love. In Mariann Imre’s art, the contradictory phenomenon in which the tree is stripped bare and ends up on the rubbish dump like a sad skeleton – or, thanks to new technology, in the garden compost – is given new meaning. In addition to immortalizing pine needles by sewing their traces into the floor and the walls, in her latest works, she has created objects – monuments –out of leftover pine tree trunks. In the Szentendre Room, pine trees appear like a threatening silver arsenal, opening the door to many different interpretations.

The work inspired by a set of rosary beads the artist found floating in a brook near Szárhegy/Lăzarea, speaks to viewers simultaneously about the principle of “ora et labora” and the complicated relationship between the true and the false. In her site-specific installation, real pearls are hidden almost unnoticeably among some faux pearls.

Brigitta Muladi

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