Gabor A. Nagy
Tibor Iski Kocsis
Jean Noel Schramm
Stepanek & Maslin
Through an intelligent selection, this exhibition wants to provide new perspectives and reflections upon the lives and realities of young people today. The artists focus their work on human perception and self-reflection in the wake of a post-modern dissolution of all known boundaries.
curated by Uwe Goldenstein
Co-Kuratorin Veronika Baksa-Soós
Artists: Gábor A. Nagy, Juan Béjar, Adam Bota, József Bullás, Szilárd Cseke, Konstantin Déry, Fabian Faltin, Deenesh Ghyczy, Peter Hampel, René Holm, Chelushkin Kirill, Franziska Klotz, Tibor Iski Kocsis, Adam Magyar, Svätopluk Mikyta, Alberto Petrò, Jan Ros, Jean Noël Schramm, Mirjam Siefert, Stepanek & Maslin, Anna Szigethy, Horst Waigel, Anne Wölk and Markus Wüste.
The landscape genre, understood in a contemporary manner, can be read as a metaphorical projection surface with a wide open horizon. The landscape as a formal-aesthetic basis for the localisation of the relationship between mankind to the environment is the locus of a fascinating study of contemporary problems and dilemmas. Idea and actuality lie on the same plane, and are both socially and historically constituted.
Contrary to a haphazard rendering of the world, this exhibition proposes to stage a wide-ranging, both profoundly psychological and emotional landscape, in tune with different moods, emotional registers and desires, while at the same time inquiring into different definitions of and relations to nature, or addressing the crisis of social norms and orientation. In this understanding of landscape, the evocation of a primordial, original nature forms an accessible, universal backdrop, against which all too human doubts and self-questioning in an instable environment becomes tangible.
Through an intelligent selection, this exhibition wants to provide new perspectives and reflections upon the lives and realities of young people today. The artists I envisage focus their work on human perception and self-reflection in the wake of a post-modern dissolution of all known boundaries. These works offer different insights and aesthetic manifestations of the latent, individual forces, energies and auto-suggestions that conspire to shape our age; exhibited together, they create a rich portrait of the present moment and its zeitgeist.
The combination of these different positions is to be read as a single European landscape that postulates an aesthetic unity and intricate interdependency of east and west. The exhibition wants to shed light upon the contemporary European condition, a complex, post-modern mix of simultaneities; while at the same time drawing attention to its philosophical limitations. Furthermore, the exchange between western and eastern contemporary artists and their heterogeneous artistic strategies draws attention to the historical depth of today’s lived reality.
BSA - Berlin Selected Artists
Image: Franziska Klotz
Opening 4 march 2011, 19
Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (Haus Ungarn)
Dorotheenstraße 12, 10117 Berlin
Hours: daily 10-19 h