Kisterem will present at viennacontemporary seven artists, namely Miklós Erdély, János Fodor, György Jovánovics, Tamás Kaszás, Ádám Kokesch, István Nádler and János Sugár .
Three artists, Erdély, Jovánovics and Nádler belong to the neo-avant-garde generation; they exhibited together at the second edition of the Iparterv exhibitions, which introduced the most important artists of their generation.
Kisterem presents two paper works from the Armageddon series by Miklós Erdély, in which the artist tells the biblical story not by depicting it as it is written but in an abstract way by using raw materials such as bitumen. György Jovánovics’s plaster reliefs, such as the exhibited Edelputz I., are sculptural condensations of space, in which the visible elements, the layers of plaster and the geometric shapes are concentrated into shallow spaces. If we approach Jovánovics’s reliefs from the concepts of two- and three-dimensionality, then we can in fact regard the works as condensations of light and space: without being illuminated by grazing light, the reliefs appear almost completely flat, and their spatiality is only brought alive when the works are lit from the proper angle.
The displayed works by István Nádler concentrate on following the exact movement of the geometrical structures. In the series created in the beginning of the 1970’s colour has secondary part to the geometrical forms marked by black lines and their changes. According to Hegyi, the centre of this period and of its imagery examinations is the “plastic diagonal” that came to life during the creation of graphic series. In the last years of the period stretching from 1971 to 1979, Nádler experiments with depicting three-dimensional structures of the geometrical forms in a few paintings such as the exhibited In the Air from 1977.
Ádám Kokesch has an original take on the object culture of modernity and the traditions of abstract painting, linking the aesthetics of abstract art with the aesthetics of imaginary high-tech design.
Tamás Kaszás’ art centres on ecological, economic and social issues. Dominating his approach are the concepts of autonomous individual and community, collaborative solutions, marginal viewpoints, and sustainability. These thematic groups, may be interpreted as constituting an alternative model of society, a confrontation with the global order and all kinds of oppression.
János Fodor works in all kind of media, the main linkage between his art works is the analytical attitude and the references of art history.