Metaphysical passage through a zebra

Stories abut hunting and nature

23. September 2021. – 21. November
MegnyitóOpening: September 22, 2021, 6:00 pm
MegnyitjaRemarks by: Kovács Zoltán
KurátorCurator: Fabényi Júlia
On the occasion of the World Hunting and Nature Exhibition to be held in Budapest, Ludwig Museum organizes an exhibition on the topic of hunting and nature, presenting pieces from its own collection and works by contemporary artists.

The theme of hunting has played a significant role in art history for centuries, either in mythological or genre painting, in realistic or idealized forms. From allegorical to genre paintings, from apotheosis to still lifes warning of passing, the meaning of hunting has always transcended the eternal ancient act necessary to sustain life, the killing of the beast.

The killed game or the impersonated unknown, half-animal, half-human beings have represented hunting as the eternal struggle of man and animal, man and nature. The noblest beast, the deer, is a creature with the power of miracle in the legends of almost all peoples, a metaphor for the belief in the eternity of nature.

Hunting still plays the same role from sustaining life to aristocratic pastimes. Our exhibition would like to show a cross-section of how artists think about the relationship between nature and hunting today.

The works of about 30 artists on display present a variety of approaches to the subject, from quasi-representation to critical position. We encounter questions as well as metaphorical formulations about the relationship between nature and man.

Exhibiting artists: József Baksai, Csilla Bondor, Imre Bukta, Ádám Dallos, Felix Droese Gia Edzgveradze, Marcell Esterházy, Zsolt Ferenczy, Gábor Gerhes, Károly Hopp-Halász, Péter Tamás Halász, Frieder Heinze, Csaba Árpád Horváth – Eszter Sipos, Tibor Iski Kocsis, Kader Attia, Paul Kanzler, László Karácsonyi, András Király, Gergő Kovách, István Losonczy, Gabriella Nagy, Márta Nagy, A. R. Penck, Péter Puklus, Róbert ©wierkiewicz, Emő Simonyi, Péter Szalay, Dorottya Szabó, Ágnes Szépfalvi, Béla Szilárdi, Kata Tranker, Radenko Milak – Roman Uranjek, Tibor Várnagy, Lois Weinberger