2017. 09. 15 – 10. 29.
ROCKENBAUER Zoltán művészettörténész
– Art Capital Exhibition –
Jenő Barcsay | Endre Bálint | Szultán Bogdándy | Imre Bukta | Gyula Czimra | Lajos Csontó | Balázs Deim | Pál Deim | Ádám Farkas | Zsófia Farkas | Mihály Gubis | László Hajdú | Mariann Imre | Dezső Korniss | László Kovács Putu | Viktor Lois | László feLugossy | Mihály Melcher | Rudolf Pacsika | Anna Regős | István Regős | Sára Richter | Piroska Szántó | Ágnes Sz. Varga Kabó | Lajos Vajda | Ottó Vincze | István efZámbó
How we feel about life can be shaped by the world that surrounds us. The harmony between the external and inner worlds may arise from the acceptance of our own situation in life, which becomes manifest, first and foremost, in our relationship to the phenomena in our immediate surroundings. This, among other things, is what Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke refers to in a 1923 elegy: “Are we here, perhaps, for saying: house, bridge, fountain, gate, jug, fruit-tree, window – at most: column, tower.”
One of the still lifes Dezső Korniss painted in Szigetmonostor in 1935 also collects the sim-plest of motifs. Arranged, as if in a formula, are such elements of reality that refer, on the points of contact between the external and the inner world, to a liveable and accepted life situation: floating next to a church in a sky-blue picture field is a house, with a fleecy cloud underneath, while the table below bears a still life, with a plate, a jug, an onion and some bread. The table is presented as the central element of the house, as a place where the family meets, meals are taken and guests are entertained: it is pregnant with symbolic meaning. The food also symbolizes what the earth yields, while hospitality can stand for the idea of arrival, the end of the journey.
In this approach the notion of home is centred around such recurring motifs as the house, the window, the sky, the church, family, arable land, vegetation, light, table, food, nature, the journey and the universe. By the analogy of musical sequences – passages repeated at different pitches –, the exhibition, which features mostly artists active in Szentendre, seeks to highlight how, and from what viewpoints, the artists approach these motifs; how the existential profundity of specific elements of reality grows; and how they become signs that mark the coordinates of our existence.