22nd september 2018 – 18th november 2018
Béni Ferenczy is a prominent figure of Hungarian sculpture, who has created an art in his mature era that focuses on plastic problems, reviving archaic sculptural principles, which reinterprets the form of antique sculptures with harmony and Greek beauty. The joint exhibition of the Kovács Gábor Art Foundation and the Ferenczy Family Art Foundation focuses on two main themes of the mature era of Ferenczy Béni: the muscular female nudes and the young boy forms. These two archetypes appeared at the same time in Ferenczy's art in a close-up relationship with the sculptor's private life. The predecessor of the strong women was his Russian-born wife, Erzsi, whose son, who had been forced to leave the Soviet Union, became the model of the lonely young boy. The exhibition reveals the state of divorcement and communion simultaneously, as well as the way of artistic walking around of these two motifs in graphics and plastic works.
22/04/2018 - 01/07/2018
Recollection is reconstruction, the rearrangement of images of times, impressions, scents, sounds, colours and textures. It is a fictitious world we assemble from the bits that are at hand—making the result to conform to our desires more and more with every recollection. István Orosz’s graphic works and Botond Polgár’s sculptures, however, manifest a different kind of mental process or practice.
Both artists rely on firm precedents that are rooted in the classical tradition of art, but the ways they arrange them in sequences are not the customary ones. On the contrary, they explore new courses of thought, and push the boundaries of memory and imagination, as they look beyond the line of horizon. István Orosz’s anamorphoses and illusionistic spaces, and Botond Polgár’s sculptures, which live in the memory in a fragmentary form, or are only half-shaped by the imagination, show not what can be imagined, but make an attempt at representing the inconceivable.
Selected from the rich material of the KOGART collections, our permanent exhibition presents the art of one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century, Miklós Borsos (1906–1990), who spent all his summers in Tihany from 1943.
He was not only fond of music, but played the violin himself. It is not difficult to see his sculptural work as a well-balanced, harmonic musical piece, a composition perfect in form and thought, in which every note and bar has its own character, but is also at the service of the score as a whole.