Erdély Miklós, Jovánovics György, Kis Varsó
The Time of an Artwork / The Artwork through Time
12. October 2007. - 25. November
Opening: 11. October 2007 at 19:00
Remarks by: Keserue Zsolt, Kőnig Frigyes, Peternák Miklós
The theme refers to the historical and current interpretations of artistic creation, as well as to issues of reconstruction, re-creation and re-contextualization. It is common knowledge that important works have often only become widely known long after their creation, and sometimes only then did they surface at all – indeed, there are even works that could not come into being at the time of their conception, but only decades later; yet historical consciousness ties them to the age in which the idea was originally conceived. Some important works have been lost or destroyed, then surface again through reconstructions, while existing ones reenter the public eye in a new form through some new artistic program or through “appropriation”, or simply as a result of new artistic perspectives. We might well ask what the implications of this are for understanding and for interpretation; are we dealing with something new, or is this the fundamental nature of tradition itself? Which version of a work is the “real” one – or are they all? On the exhibition the reconstruction of Miklós Erdély`s Moral Algebra. Solidarity Action (1972), György Jovánovics`s Construction Pressing into the Ceiling (1971( and the documentation of Little Warsaw`s Re-enactment (2005) will be on display.