Gyenis Tibor, Jankowski Christian, Sniper Safy, Weber Klaus
Suprise 3
4. December 2001. - 4. December
Opening: 4. December 2001 at 19:00

Suprise 3: live

Tibor Gyenis, Christian Jankowski, Safy Sniper, Klaus Weber

Curatorial team:
Diana Baldon, Balázs Beöthy, Edit Molnár, Zsolt Petrányi

This exhibition and event series presents some twenty international artists whose practices focus on the communicative power of the artwork. Taking on loan from the politics advertisement and the film-industry the key-concept of “turning point”, all works rely on a surprise effect that alters the viewers’ visual construction. As a means to hold their interest, the artists shift from a quick-readable aesthetics to relational methodologies to draw the attention from the message to the context.

The artworks in Surprise follow a strategy that instead of overburding the audience it facilitates the intelligibility of art in relation to everyday experience. Whereas the artists’ nourish with “take-away realities” questioning the traditional belief of the notion of art, art institutions have to confront to issues facing the current globalization contingency and its derived multicultural appropriations: How are the latter to communicate with their audience? How are they to integrate new-media technologies into traditional exhibiting modalities? How will the role and value of art infiltrate into the 21th-century culture jamming?

Suprise is part of the "East - West Diwan - Artist identities of the 21 century" program-series.