- 23 Apr 2021 8:05 AM
After the “Extraordinary Artworks in Extraordinary Times” and “The Very Best” group exhibitions, this is the third exhibition in the Gallery which was realised in the context of the current pandemic. It also refers to the “Discovering Inner Landscapes” exhibition of the open-air exhibition space of the Várfok Gallery organised in 2014.
At the current exhibition, this theme is elaborated in an inverse way, by discovering the outer landscapes in the interior, but as the above quoted verse by Attila József reflects, even in a needle-sharp photograph such as Economy by Akos Czigany, the inner sun lights up.
The title and the theme of the exhibition were taken from Péter Ujházi’s work of the same title.
This collage painting from 2015 is a witty piece of the 80-year-old artist’s planetary series, where space jumps happen through intertwined funnel-shaped channels. Within one artwork, we move from the grotesque figures and the green planet to abstract distant galaxies.
Besides the playful figures, the characteristic inscriptions of Ujházi – “I’m coming” “I’m going” “UP is here, I am here” – appear around the celestial bodies, intensifying the feeling of movement and travel.
Just like the painting, this current exhibition connects completely different artistic worlds and landscapes. Besides the stormy, windswept foliage on photographer Péter Korniss‘ work Girl Turning the Hay and the thrilling idylls of László Szotyory inspired by Rococo painter Watteau, one can discover the engrams of Françoise Gilot‘s travels to the East, Levente Herman’s foggy fields or the delicate, sign-like plains created with wax by László Mulasics.
The exhibition is supplemented with a bestiary in the cabinet, with the works of Françoise Gilot, Anna Nemes and Máté Orr.
One of the most important works of the exhibition is Endre Rozsda‘s very subtle, lyrical work, painted in Paris in 1959, which, in addition to its outstanding artistic qualities, also has an extraordinary history. His former owner was architect Alain d’Aubigny, who was the model of perhaps one of the most famous portraits, painted by Rozsda in 1941.
Alain d’Aubigny was also a direct descendant of Lucien Bonaparte (Napoleon’s brother) and the godson of Prince George of Greece and Denmark.
This is the first time the painting is exhibited in Hungary and it’s a great pleasure for the Várfok Gallery to be able to showcase a work of such a special intellectual value to the Hungarian public.
The exhibition is open until 22 May 2021.
Source: Várfok Gallery Budapest
1012 Budapest, Várfok u. 11.