6. April 2019. -
Opening: 6. April 2019 at 15:00
In the exhibition titled Mania. Quiet Strategies
, the artists Emese Benczúr, Mariann Imre, Kamilla Szíj, Henrietta Szira and Hajnalka Tarr present several of their new and old works, which offer a novel perspective and set of artistic tools of mania. In their lives and work, mania has by now become a conscious standpoint for these artists. It is a creative strategy for survival against the world. Action saturated with mania leaves time for analysis and building self-defence reflexes.
One of the building blocks of mania is the contrast between the outside world and the artistic process: confronting the immediacy of a world of instant, uncritical responses with attentive, inward-looking observership, thus creating an inner space.
This inner space is the place where one can slow down and contemplate by retreating from the realm of unsophisticated like-dislike
responses. In this inner space each movement is accentuated; a positive feedback; a testimonial: it must be continued.
The self reflective works of Benczúr, Imre, Szíj, Szira and Tarr share the same, increasingly difficult to implement future vision. They point to a growing need for slower, more reflective, activities that allow for increased intent, engagement, quietness and reflection.