The works of sculptor Jozef Damek and painter Dávid Bátor are placed side by side at the exhibition.
The works of sculptor Jozef Damek and painter Dávid Bátor are placed side by side at the exhibition. The combination of the works of these two authors brings a comparison of artistic thinking about history from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries and the present.
A large part of the work of the sculptor Jozef Damek in the first third of the 20th century is represented by monuments, which he mainly realized in Budapest. Most of the presented works at this exhibition are proposals for sculptural realizations. For these reasons, clay and gypsum predominate as materials. You are looking for the right form in them.
Dávid Bátora conveys a different approach to capturing memory in his paintings. It focuses on memory leaving or disappearing. In his paintings, destroyed architectures are erased from real life by the lack of interest of people and at the same time by the natural absorbing activity of nature. In his painting, history and the present intertwine to the point of chaos, we lose our orientation, it gradually ceases to be clear which places are involved.
The exhibition is accessible to the public upon request.