This is a kinetic projector mechanism that produces a continuous sequence of changing drawings that is projected onto a wall. The viewer interacts with the sculpture by setting the weights of the pendulum in motion. This interaction is scored into a loop of motion picture film that is fed into a standard projector, and a live animation is projected. The piece explores the way a simple repetitive process can lead to a wide array of imagery that is built up over time. The images created are traces of gravitational movements over time, and are similar to musical scores and peculiar scriptures. The filmstrips are also exhibited as long light boxes in conjunction with the mechanism.
Animechanics is a generative piece that is a mechanical algorithm, which uses a combination of weights and pendulums to induce a harmonic movement. This movement scratches a film revealing it transparent.
The structure of ‘animechanics’ is open and the workings are transparent so the viewer is free to discover the process visually. The mechanism alludes to our advancing technology whilst it looks back in time, when technology was less alienating and closer to the human condition.
Hajnal Németh’s photos, conceptual photo series and videos are all easily identifiable as they bear very unique artistic features, including theatrical position, strict composition, tense and recurring design elements and motifs. Her works blend elements of high and popular cultures, and indulge in the reinterpretation of visual references that often lead us into the world of TV, film, video clips and fashion. Her photos possess a strong narrative feature and suggest certain snapshot-like characteristics, yet they most probably had been well-prepared and composed before taking. At the same time, one has the odd feeling that they were taken from a video work.
And how very true, photography is only one of the media that she uses.
She turned her attention to the world of videos from the direction of photographs, but use them in a complementary way. When considering a new theme she almost always approaches it through various angles – photos, videos, installations or voice installations. I have a really strong photographer mentality right from the beginning, which is detectable in her video works, too.
The viewer is confronted with a unique world in the pieces of Szatmári where the members of the community seemingly fight each other, yet these actions are momentums of grandeur: they help each other, they take care about each other in their gestures, movements, mimics. Without these they could not fight for victory at all. Fencing in these images is portrayed as a community event, gathering and feast. The strength of community life is emphasized not merely as value but as a contrast compared to the world.
Through these images, Szatmári talks about the importance of tradition through a a sport that is built on excellent traditions. The artist does not want to portray fencing in sport halls or in a planche envionrment. He wanted to show that people forming the community of fencers consider this as a unique lifestyle. Times of celebration connect people and make them act together. It is an absolute contrary to the passive and frutstrating lasiness that makes time slip away, where ordinary days become dull and unstructured, and makes people feel lost in the current of everyday life.
The world of fencers is rich in details, coloured ith interesting elements and motives. The same emotions are visible on the faces, people are gesticulating heavily and their body language speaks for themselves.
A true feeling of community requries real action, where games and feasts motivate people to become active, and thus help us return to old traditions or brand new ones.
A sculptural form cannot be indifferent from its environment, yet most of the time design deals with compact, strict forms independent of the object`s environment. The aim of Géza Sallai`s art is to resolve this isolation. Thanks to his transparent thinking a sculpture and its environment can only be interpreted together, and it makes a difference if the given environment strengthens or weakens the form - an ideal space is needed for it.
The audience can experience a unique enclosed form and a special inner space at the same time. This phenomenon mainly appeared in architecture where the outside image of the edifice projected the possible interior design. The borderline style of design and sculpture reflects on the mingling of material-technical civilisation and human culture. A sculptor can get inspiration from an aesthetically designed object - in this case namely a car. It was a challenge for Sallai to make a sculpture of a car where he could deploy fine art in the act of creation. His sculptures make the objects valueable that stand the stillness of time.
Gergely Szatmari is an experienced Hungarian photographer. He used to be engaged with commercial, fashion, constructed images. Recently his activity turned towards the autonom long-term photographic projects. His photographic attitude is as well as a diverse one and complex regarding its implementation. His interest ranges from documentarism through narratives till conseptualism. >>>
Aron Gabor`s exhibition entitled Labyrinth of Light displays phase photos and computer-graphics produced during his 1989 on-stage performances. These works strongly interlink with the topics of his oil paintings and large works on paper created in 2012. >>>
The contemporary artist Adam Bota was born in 1975 in Linz/Austria.
He currently lives and works in Vienna/Austria. Raised by artists of Hungarian descent (his fahter is a sculptur and his mother an opera singer) - and among their circle of friends of artists/musicians/intellectuals Adam grew up exposed to a culturally diverse world, filled with appreciation for creativity, fine arts and music. >>>
ALL IS WELL - The assumption has the voice of asseveration. As in the state of orderliness there is no necessity of the verbal affirmation of the given state. Moreover, there is no necessity of any kind of affirmation. >>>
The title (of the exhibition and the series) refers literally to our unappeasable desire to the cognition of the deep of sea as well as it refers to the mental deep, as an entity, where no words are, we communicate with our bodies, the physical violence becomes our common language which is understandable for everyone.
The exhibition runs from 8th of November, 2012 to the 8th of December, 2012 >>>
Exhibition "under water" (jewellery) extended until November 4th 2012 at PANEL Contemporary (basement of Faur Zsófi Gallery)
Faur Zsófi Gallery exhibits the works of four jewellery designers and a photographer in Budapest Design Week. The artists focused on five different interpretations of water and on the circulation of nature. >>>
In many different ways, but everyone is waiting for the summer. Someone wants to go to Lake Balaton, others would like to travel abroad, maybe to the French Riviera or to the adventurous Amazonas river, and others again just want to have a little rest and take a break. Here, at the Faur Zsófi Gallery we are waiting for this summer and for YOU with our special Summer Selection exhibition. >>>
Milan Image Art Fair is the first art fair entirely dedicated to photography and video art. Arriving to its second edition with growing professional reputation, this year’s Hungarian participant is Faur Zsofi Gallery introducing two series of internationally acclaimed Arion Gábor Kudász. >>>
Transcendency is the main focus of the exhibition entitled God bless you. All featuring artists are engaged with spritual or religious issues approaching from a very personal point of view, nonethless the way of interpretation is different both visually and in point of using mediums. The exhibition showcases works that have connection with trancendency, relegion and faith itself. Using traditional Christian iconography as a starting point , the works either represent directly or symbolically the holy presence or draw attention to spiritulaity in everyday life.
Faur Zsófi – Ráday Gallery welcomes you on VIENNAFAIR on stand nr. A0708 from 12 May to 15 May 2011.
Artists represented: Borbála BLAHÓ, Bálint BORI, Bazil DULISKOVICH, László László RÉVÉSZ, Gergely SZATMÁRI >>>
For one breath…
On Duliskovich Bazil’s impulsive paintings silent tranquility reigns, which weaves his works as spider webs hiding int he corner and streched to the braking point as the specially flavored Eastern Europian motifs are just to dropp.
Faur Zsófi – Ráday Gallery opens the new 2011 year with Márton Barabás’s major exhibition at a new location. The exhibition is not only featuring the artist with a thirty-year-old career behind, but the premiere of ’Contemporary Art from Hungary’ series newest piece as well which the Ráday Gallery runs.
Guided tour with the artist: 18th January 2011, 5 p.m.
In parallel with the events in Paris the exhibition of the contemporary photographers will be opened in Faur Zsófi Ráday Gallery in view of the international and domestic interest.
The list of artists is e$ceptionally varied. This is not a coincidence, because the primary aim of the exhibition is to summarize the contemporary photographic’ trends and representatives.
Open Society Archives (OSA) inherited approximately 100,000 books from the library of the former Radio Free Europe. .. The photos show the process of this revaluation, devaluation and elimination. The installation is made of free postcards.
Breakdown-Passive Interview and to the show-case of the next volume of Contemporary Photography from Hungary.
Venue: Municipal Picture Gallery - Museum Kiscellis Templespace 6 p.m. Monday 11 March 2010. >>>
In presenting the works of six Hungarian artists, István Haraszty, Viktor Lois, Ferenc Pócsy, Miklós Bölcskey, Rudolf Pacsika and Tamás Komlovszky Szvet, the exhibition of the Faur Zsófi - Ráday Gallery aims to provide insight into the wide range of kinetic, electronic and scientific art in Hungary. Visitors can see and operate playful mobiles, futuristic instruments, geometric optical effects, optical illusons, conceptual kinetic machines and camera obscura photos. The selected artworks represent various approaches to the convergence of art and technology, from humorous to serious, from closely interactive to contemplative, from bizarre to elegant, from visually compelling to thought-provoking. >>>
Pázmándi’s career can be divided into three clearly delineated periods each of which is then disarranged by the creation of an emblematic piece of art, like the beautiful fountain in Gödöllő made in the period of pop art statuettes, or .. >>>
Attila CSÖRGŐ, István HARASZTY, Ferenc PÓCSY, Antal NEMCSICS dr., Rezső MÓDER, Áron DOHNÁL, Tibor DOHNÁL, Lajos DARGAY, György GALÁNTAI, István OROSZ, Attila CSÁJI, Béla TILLES, András MENGYÁN, Viktor LOIS, >>>