“what has always been conceived and signified under that name”
1047 Budapest
Dohány u. 30/A
28 September 2018
18 November 2018
28 September, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Opening speech by:
Judit Hevesi
Zoltán Vadászi: Sectioned Tulip, 2018, giclée print, 150x100 cm

“what has always been conceived and signified under that name”

The duo show of Márk Martinkó and Zoltán Vadászi examines the human mindset which follows the logic of binary oppositions. While pushing the bound-aries of thinking in opposites and trying to draw attention to the diversity ofthe entire spectrum, the exhibition also maintains the dichotomous system and builds its criticism upon it. The central motif of the works by the two exhibiting artists is the flower, which is a concept that in itself provokes a fairly homogenous interpretation in people and stimulates a process of attaching widely accepted connotations and values to it. In addition, in art flower plays a uniquely focal role thanks to the classic genre of still lives. This common knowledge and valued traditions create preconceptions in people’s minds, however the artworkson display surpass the well-known system and question the accepted associations connected to the concept of flowers at the same time integrating people’s behaviours based on their preconceptions into the structure of the show. The binary way of thinking uses smooth vs. rough, harmonious vs. chaotic, natural vs.artificial, real vs. fake opposites to allocate values to the flower, and the positive end of the scale is considered to be its characteristics. In contrast, the pieces on show focus on the diversity of the beauty of a flower and aims to raise awarenessof the heterogenity of possible interpretations of one notion.

Artists: Márk Martinkó, Zoltán Vadászi