2017. május 16., kedd

INVITATION TO ISTANBUL



The Geomerty exhibition of Tamás Konok, Frigyes König and Istvan Orosz moves from the Güler Sanat Gallery of Ankara to Istanbul. The opening will be on Thursday evening.  

2017. május 8., hétfő

PERSONAL STRUCTURES IN VENEZIA











"Personal Structures – Open Borders" Exhibition in Venice at Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora and Giardini Marinaressa. Opening period – in the context of the Venice Art Biennale 13 May - 26 November 2017

The exhibition shows an extensive combination of internationally established artists and artists whose works are less well-known. A cross-section of what can be seen as contemporary art today. The selected artists come from many different parts of the world, different cultures resulting in very different artworks. Visually, the artworks may appear very different, but all artists present their own subjective, personal expression of their reflection on the concepts Time, Space and Existence.

Participating artists: Marc Abele (DEU), Marina Abramovic (SRB), Masoud Akhavan (IRN), Susanna Andreini (AUT), Leonor Anthony (CUB), Nobuyoshi Araki (JPN), Morela Avilan (VEN), Sandra Baia (PRT), Josef Baier (AUT), Lluís Barba Cantos (ESP), Bruce Barber (NZL/CAN), Magaly Barnola-Otaola (VEN), Petra Barth (DEU), Christine Bauer (AUT), Heinz Baumann (CHE), John J. Bedoya (COL), Isabelle Belloi (BEL), Francesca Beltran (MEX/USA), Hans-Christian Berg (FIN), Claudia Biehne (DEU), Valentina Bilbao (VEN), Antonio Bilotta (USA), Viel Bjerkeset Andersen (NOR), Heinrich Bobst (DEU), Mauro Bonaventura (ITA), Rosario Bond (DOM/USA), Annette Bonnier (USA), Carla A. Bordini Bellandi (ITA), Suly Bornstein-Wolff (ISR/BRA), Rodolphe Bouquillard (FRA), Riccardo Budini (ITA), Vita Buivid (UKR), Daniel Buren (FRA), Tatjana Busch (DEU), Eliezer John Cabangon (PHL), Adriana Carambia (ARG), Isabela Lleó Castells (ESP), Monika Casutt (CHE), Teo Chai Guan (SGP), Yeo Chee Kiong (SGP/GBR), Ping Chen (CHN), Chu Chi Kan (GBR), Sarah Choo Jing (SGP/GBR), Irene Christensen (NOR), Paul Critchley (GBT), Anne Curry (GBR), Markus Daum (DEU), Denis De Francesco (FRA/CZE), Anja de Jong (NLD), herman de vries (NLD), Giò di Busca (ITA), Sophie Dickens (GBR), Christine Dixie (ZAF), John DOE (USA), Silvia Dogliani (ITA), Dolk (NOR), Nina Dotti (VEN), Mark Dotzler (USA), Jan Douma (NLD), Tulip Duong (VMN), Mark Dziewulski (GBR), Herbert Egger (AUT), Hakan Esmer (TUR), Stefan Faas (DEU), Wael Farran (LBN), Johann Feilacher (AUT), Carole A. Feuerman (USA), Lena Flodman (SWE), Daniela Flörsheim (DEU), Lisa Folino (USA), Juan Ford (AUS), Giacomo Fortunato (USA), Anna Frants (RUS), Anna Friemoth (USA), Ismael Frigerio (CHL), Jessica Fulford-Dobson (GBR), Jane Fulton Alt (USA), Andras Gal (HUN), Jonas Gasiūnas (LTU), Marieke Geerlings (NLD), Beatriz Gerenstein (USA), Valerie Ghoussaini (FRA), Patricija Gilytė (LTU), Sarah Gold (NLD), ONA (ARG), Luis Gonzalez Palma (GTM), Julius Göthlin (SWE), Torkil Gudnason (USA), Kimberley Gundle (ZAF), Laina Hadengue (FRA), Anuar Haffendi (MYS), Paul Handley (NZL), Tibor Hargitai (HUN/CAN), Maureen Harrison (GBR), Xenia Hausner (AUT), Samuel Havadtoy (HUN), Graham Hay (AUS), Lihuai He (CHN), Sibyl Heijnen (NLD), Jiang Heng (CHN), Per Hess (NOR), Margit Hideg (CAN), Camomile Hixon (USA), Do Hoang Tuong (VNM), Roland Höft (DEU), Richard Humann (USA), Ismet Jonuzi (UNK), Bernhard Jordi (CHE), Hongjung Jung Park (USA), Ryohei Kamaga (JPN), Caroline Kampfraath (NLD), Philipp Käppeli (CHE), Johannes Karman (NLD), Dirk Karsten (NLD), Algis Kasparavičius (LTU), Jerzy Kędziora (POL), Paul Kelly (IRL), Simon Kennedy (GBR), Anton Kerscher (DEU), Reza Khatir (CHE/IRN), Helen Kirwan (GBR), Ellen Klijzing (NLD), Frigyes Konig (HUN), Anita Kontrec (DEU), Jeff Koons (USA), Joseph Kosuth (USA), Rostyslav Koterlin (UKR), Renate Krammer (AUT), Guillaume Krick (CAN), Olga Krokhicheva (RUS), Jelena Krsic (SRB), Beat Kuert (CHE), Gerard Kuijpers (NLD), Burkut Kum (TUR), Hyun-Jin Kwak (SWE), Peter Lajtai (HUN), Ivan Lardschneider (ITA), Morten Lassen (DNK), Philippe Leblanc (BEL), Christy Lee Rogers (USA), Jing Liang (USA), Andrei Liankevich (BLR), Trine Lise Nedreaas (NOR), Davor Ljubicic (DEU), Valentina Loffredo (ITA), Cen Long (CHN), Norma E. Lopez (COL), Markus Lüpertz (DEU), Laura Makabresku (POL), Walter Markham (USA), Marcello Martinez Vega (ECU), Kiran Master (GBR), Andrea Matheisen (DEU), Karina Matheus (VEN), Philippe Mazaud (USA/FRA), Patricia McKenna (IRL), Meadows, Montserrat Mesalles (CRI), Metaphora Personalem (CHN), Denis Mikhaylov (RUS), Rita Minissi (ITA), Taisuke Mohri (JPN), Tobi Möhring (DEU), Leonardo Moleiro (VEN), Anthony Moman (GBR), Eva Moosbrugger (AUT), Francois Morellet (FRA), Marina Moreno (GBR/ITA), Vicente Munoz (ECU), Raffy Napay, Monika Nguyen (AUT), Hermann Nitsch (AUT), Reka Nyari (USA), Yoko Ono (JPN), Julian Opie (GBR), István Orosz (HUN), Sohn Paa (KOR), Bárbara Palomino (BRA/CHL), Harikleia Papapostolou (GRE), Hongjung Park (KOR), Daniel Pesta (CZE), Thomas Pihl (NOR/USA), Francisca Prieto (GRB/CHL), Michael Proepper (DEU), Jiefei Qi, Nicola Rae (GBR), Arnulf Rainer (AUT), Reko Rennie (AUS), Rene Rietmeyer (NLD), Andreas Rimpel (DEU), Peter Riss (DEU), Andrew Rogers (AUS), Sara Roitman (ISR/CHL), Antoine Rose (BEL), Peter Rosman (AUS), Alejandra Ruddoff (CHL), Thomas Ruff (DEU), Carla Rump (NLD), Andreas Sagmeister (AUT), Silvio Santini (ITA), Aspa Savvidis (BEL), Harry Schaffer (CHE), Brigitte Schaider (DEU), Vitor Schietti (BRA), Max Scholz (DEU), Johannes Schramm (DEU), Luke Schuetrumpf (USA/AUS), Eugen Schütz (DEU), Ulrich Schweiger (DEU), Jaqueline Seeber (CHE), Fiorenzo Senese (ITA), Susan Seubert (USA), Avner Sher (ISR), Li-Jen Shih (TWN), Laura Shill (USA), Simhyang (KOR), Jolanta Šmidtienė (LVA), Vanessa Smith (USA), Laurel Smith (USA), Constantinos Sofikitis (GRE), Nguyen Son (VNM), Brigitte Spiegeler (NLD), Suse Stoisser (AUT), Samuel Stubblefield (USA), Lorien Suarez-Kanerva (USA), Joel Swanson (USA), Robert Szittay (SVK), Karyn Taylor (NZL), Tbilisi State Academy of Arts (GEO), Angela Tiatia (AUS), Ly Tran Quynh Giang (VNM), Miroslav Trubač (SVK), Nguyen Trung (VMN), Wei-Cheng Tsai (TWN), Christiane Tureczek (AUT/CHE), George Tzikas (AUS), Günther Uecker (DEU), Tesfaye Urgessa (ETH), Guy van den Bulcke (BEL), Mieke van Grinsven (TZA), Apollonia Vanova (CAN), Kris Vervaeke (BEL), Joanna Vestey (GBR), Lidia Vitkovskaya (RUS), Cristian Voigt (DEU), Lars Waldemar (DNK), Ty Waltinger (AUT), Kim Wan (KOR), Beatrice Wanjiku (KEN), Doerte Wehmeyer (DEU), Lawrence Weiner (USA), Ariella Wertheimer (ISR), Bernhard Witsch (AUT), Arthur Woods (CHE/USA), Ivana Woscoboinik (ARG), Hans-Ruedi Wüthrich (CHE), Kim Yeongjea (KOR), Gayane Yerkanyan (ARM), Se Yoon Park (KOR), Xuhong Yu (CHN), Ghassan Zard (LBN), Yanzi Zhang (CHN).

2017. április 30., vasárnap

ROOZRANG



roozrang is the best Iranian website about graphic & design. In this week Rozrang presents my 23 posters and also there is a long interview with me that was made by Mr. Meghdad Shirali graphic designer and curator. The interview was written in Persian language. Click here to read.


2017. április 14., péntek

GOOD FRIDAY WITH JOHANNES HOLBEIN



My book The Ambassador and the Pharaoah is about Hans Holbein’s Double Portrait, TheAmbassadors that is one of the most enigmatic painting of the Renaissance, and about an other painting signed by Holbein too: Moses and Aaron before Pharaoh although art historians agree that it is not a real Holbein-painting.
The precise date is known in the case of The Ambassadors since there are several devices measuring time on the upper shelf of the chiffonier. It is April the 11th, 1533. The specialty of this day is that it was Good Friday, 1500 years after the crucifixion of the 33 years old Jesus. This feature makes the painting analogous to the two most complex literary works of the Middle Ages: Dante’s La Divina Commedia, whose plot begins on Good Friday in 1300, and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, in which the last day of the plot is also the same in 1400.
I enclose a poem from the book in Hungarian and in English - translated by Péter Balikó Lengyel. Thanks Peter!

Pokolra juss, vagy juss mennybe,
akár csak egy követ menj be:
szóvivő,
mint akinek nincs is dolga
más, mint szépen meghajolva,
s ahogy ő,
úgy járni el ura helyett,
s már feledni is a helyet
íziben.
Légy világfi, vagy légy tudós,
ne firtasd, hogy mit rejt a sors,
s mit üzen.
S egyszer majd, merengve éppen,
szemed egy különös képen
ráhibáz
valami sohase látott
furcsa tárgyra, ami bár ott
van, de még sincs: mint egy fátum
úgy jelen meg. Vanitatum
vanitas.

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Whether into hell or heaven,
as ambassador
now enter —
like a hasty harbinger,
whose only mission is to bow,
forgetting all the massacre.
And, as he, just act in stead
of him who sent you as your master,
then retrace your steps — the faster
the better.
Be thou of the world or faith,
never scrutinize thy fate,
or the message it may harbor.
One day, as you muse before
a painting so peculiar
that it makes you merrier,
your gaze will fix a sight unseen —
an object that has never been,
yet is there inevitably
as your death or destiny:
a vanitas, or vanity.