The Human Sphere – Photographs by György Gáti | Photographs by Gyula Pap | Attitude (Allűr) – A Show by Attila Mata and Judit Rita Rabóczky | The Death of Body Parts – A Show by László Győrffy | This Side of the Rainbow – Works by László Karácsonyi, Csaba Kis Róka , Gábor Király, János Kósa, Gábor Roskó, Gábor Szenteleki, Levente Szűcs
Judit Gellér: The Human Sphere – Photographs by György Gáti
Rather than doing fashionable conceptual or painterly photography, György Gáti is a classical „look and shoot” photographer. Typically, he stops like a lyrical poet would in the midst of swirling everyday scenes – ready to shoot. He records moments so many people would pass by without even noticing their beauty stemming from their simplicity.
This is how the title of the show reads: „Pictures from Anthroposphere”. For Gáti, Anthroposphere means man’s built environment. No persons are seen, only shadows or silhouettes, but the world built by humans emerges in full including even reflections from the windows of long disused industrial buildings. Clouds of smoke coming out of the chimneys of paper mills or desalinating plants become almost beautiful in the sunrise or sunset. The stability of buildings is dynamised by the flight of flocks of urban birds; what is lifeless links up with the living to yield strange situations.
Gáti’s photographs link us up with events that are parts of our experience, but also with some that aren’t. Some of his shots draw us into the world of windy seaside walks or hotel rooms shutting out light with their curtains. The digitally made large-sized pictures speak of a professionalism in their richness of detail, framing, or composition. Although lacking in conceptualism, Gáti’s aesthetic pictures consistently arouse experiences, emotions, moods open to anyone.
Budapest Gallery Exhibition Hall
29 August – 19 September
Photographs by Gyula Pap
7 September – 15 October
The show presents photographs made by Gyula Pap in 1924-1932. Gyula Pap (1899-1983) was a Hungarian member of the Bauhaus, a painter, graphic artist, designer, and photographer. 1914-17: pupil at the Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Vienna. 1917-18: serving in the Great War in the Doberdo theatre. 1920-23: pupil at Bauhaus’ metal workshop. 1923-25: lithographer in Hungary and Transylvania. 1926-33: professor of painting at Itten’ school in Berlin. 1934-1983: lives in Budapest teaching in Nagymaros in 1947-49, and in the Budapest Academy of Art in 1949-62.
Manner (Allűr) – A Show by Attila Mata and Judit Rita Rabóczky
10 September – 5 November
G13 Art Gallery
This joint exhibition presents an upcoming and an established sculptor from the gallery’s list.
Attila Mata has been an exhibiting sculptor since the 80s. He unites geometric forms with organic ones, and his sensuously painted pieces create a merry impression made sober only by their firm metal construction. Young Judit Rita Rabóczky is one of the comets of her generation, a born sculptress only interested in grand themes in grand sizes. For this show she has worked on the female body from several aspects, i.e. from the angles of ancient fertility goddesses, her own body, and Tarot cards.
The Death of Body Parts – A Show by László Győrffy
9 September – 9 October
Várfok Gallery launches its new season with a stunning show presenting new works by László Győrffy elaborating upon the seven deadly sins in etchings, paintings, and other media. A world in reverse, i.e. a world of horror, infantile behaviour, and taboos join up in his works to perform a macabre dance of death never before seen in the context of contemporary art.
This Side of the Rainbow – Works by László Karácsonyi, Csaba Kis Róka , Gábor Király, János Kósa, Gábor Roskó, Gábor Szenteleki, Levente Szűcs
9 September – 15 October
acb Contemporary Arts Gallery
acb Gallery launches its new season with contemporary Hungarian painters attracted to the narrative presentation of strange scenes. All of them pitch in a lot of humour and irony in selecting structures that enable them to experience another world, i.e. the world of fables and fairy-tales. All of them use their respective private mythologies to explain realities appearing inevitably surreal and dreamlike in their paintings.