Paradogma - Group exhibition January 14, 2010 - February 13, 2010

Group exhibition

Várfok Gallery founded in 1990 is celebrating in 2010 its 20th birthday. The Gallery wishes to celebrate this round-number anniversary with special exhibitions, that is why already the first event of 2010 will be a large, thematic group exhibition presenting some of the artists of the Gallery. Considering this particular event, some requested artists of Spiritusz Gallery, started by Várfok Gallery in 2007, will exhibit also - at Várfok Hall - reflecting on the same theme as the requested artists of Várfok Gallery.
    The title word of the actual exhibition, similarly to some of Várfok Gallery’s previous thematic exhibitions (like Real-Irreal, greenIA, Reflection) is a play on words, but in this case there are several meaning-layers to be discovered. 'Paradogma' is a word combination, a neologism, which is made of the words 'paradigma' (paradigm), 'dogma' and 'para' (double meaning: para- and a sort of fear). If we had to give a dictionnary entry for the word paradogma, as a first meaning it could cover a way of seeing able to go beyond, to imagine beyond limited, narrow-minded systems of rules or thoughts, which sometimes circumscribe or cause bad influence. Though the following interpretation is not integral with the works to be presented, still the notion of paradogma could be in certain ways adopted to describe the activity of Várfok Gallery. One of the main aspirations of the Gallery in the past two decades was to help innovate the Hungarian contemporary art scene, by inspiring it with program-exhibitions and events and suggesting the crossing of the unwritten dogmas. The artist circle of the Gallery is diversified and varied – this is also how the oeuvres become individually exciting to discover -, and though it doesn’t have a uniform conception of the world, its representation home and abroad accordingly to international requirements makes it coherent since long years.
    Between Januar 14 and February 13 2010 both exhibition halls of Várfok Gallery present different interpretations to the notion of paradogma.

aatoth franyo, Zsuzsi CSISZÉR, László feLUGOSSY, László GYŐRFFY, Levente HERMAN, Sándor RÁCMOLNÁR, János SZIRTES, Péter UJHÁZI, Róbert VÁRADY

Walking around in Várfok Gallery’s XO Hall, one can see the paintings of nine members of Várfok Gallery’s artist circle and all of them show different ways and interpretations to the theme of paradogma.
So one can meet the grotesque-ironical red based work of aatoth franyo, artist living in France, next to it Péter Ujházi’s painting, showing the determinated end of humanity or Róbert Várady’s digital pseudo-space, inspirated by the computer world, reflecting to the perverted side of postmodern world. Besides the older generation, younger painters are also presented at the exhibition as for example Zsuzsi Csiszér with her newest collage-painting, reflecting to the dogma of existence, or Levente Herman’s painting inspired by Tarkovsky’s famous film, Andrei Rublev which can be seen as the emblematic work of the exhibiton.
The visitors walking among these paintings can take part in an exciting journey; inner, individual worlds, views and thoughts unfold and react to personal fears, to impacts between person and society, to the transgression of dogmas and its consequences.


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