1012 Budapest, Várfok u. 11.
Thursday, 10th. November, 2022 from 18.00 to 20.00
The exhibition is open from 11th. November 2022 to 23rd. December, 2022, between 11.00 and 18.00 from Tuesday to Saturday.
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Roland Kazi (b. 1987, Kiskunhalas), media artist, graduated from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 2014 with a degree in media design. He is one of the youngest artists of the Várfok Gallery’s circle.
Kazi’s multifaceted art explores and responds to fundamental questions of human existence through moving installations, objects, videos and photographs. Mankind’s instinctive desire is to understand its existence and to know as much as possible about the world around it. The myths of primitive people, the belief systems of religions, the ideas of philosophy or the theories of natural sciences have given birth to numerous hypotheses and theorems over thousands of years. Similarly, art itself continues to try to give shape and meaning to the big questions of our existence in countless different ways.
Initially Kazi was obsessed with the folk beliefs of his homeland, exploring the world of the local community, created by superstition, with the tools of the modern age. This contrast between the subjective and the outside world led him to examine the principal thesis of metaphysics. As a result his work focuses on themes such as the perception of reality, the infinite, memory and the concepts of space and time.
The current exhibition presents two series of works previously shown in Műcsarnok/ Kunsthalle in a solo exhibition entitled ‘Spaces of Timelessness’. In these the visitor comes face to face with the relativity of human sensation and the simultaneous existence of different perspectives.
In his latest work, the moving objects and series of photographs entitled ‘Collisions’, Kazi explores the relationship between cause and effect and the question of chance. The clashing arms have an effect on each other, their seemingly random encounters giving rise to a systematic, rhythmic unity. Is there chance, is there free will, or is everything predetermined? Kazi’s exhibition focuses on these philosophical questions at the intersection of art and science.