The exhibition centres on the series titled Star Carrying from 1989. In invoking the sequentiality of Sándor Pinczehelyi’s (1946) early process art, the series attests to the complex connections between geometry, symbols and the human body. The artist’s paintings from the late eighties – which either belong to the group of works created specifically for the Venice Biennale or produced concurrently during the same period – show the star in a different manner, in conjunction to the New Painting tendencies of the eighties. It was in Venice that he first presented his work titled Star-Straw, which lent a new dimension to the modes of star-representation in his art. The exhibition held at the acb Gallery showcases a smaller-scale reconstruction of this object, alongside a selection of the artist’s photo series shot during the quarantine in the spring of 2020.
On the occasion of the exhibition, a publication focusing on Sándor Pinczehelyi’s works made in the eighties will be launched by acb ResearchLab.