For thousands of years, humanity has been searching the skies for scientific and religious reasons, establishing fundamental links between macrocosmic phenomena and our microcosm. This contemplation has dominated András Lengyel’s approach to life and work. He has been collecting clouds since the seventies, and in his own way he creates a link between the tangible and the intangible by means of visual art.
The exhibition Everything Is up in the Clouds ... is an overview of András Lengyel’s rich oeuvre, spanning his entire career, yet it is not a retrospective, as new works are still being created today. Through thematic blocks, it traces the process by which the oeuvre, which grew out of Fluxus and conceptual art, has been developed in postmodernism through action, photo-
Lengyel belongs to the second generation of Hungarian neo-
These symbols of human knowledge can invite their viewers to become part of a tradition of thousands of years through which man has searched for his place in the universe. Andrá Lengyel’s artworks are intended to facilitate this immersion in their own playful and witty way: in his case, everything can be art, even a piece of tile and a neon tube, if it helps us contemplate as an object of meditation. If we go through the stages of cognition, at the end of our journey we may find ourselves dissolved in the universe around us.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue including studies by art historians.
Curator: Krisztina Üveges, art historian
Exhibition 03 February -
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