For the second iteration of ARCO E-XHIBITIONS, acb Gallery presents a selection of works reflecting on landscape and the relations between man and nature, a theme that the COVID pandemic gave special importance to on both a personal and global scale. The featured works are mostly executed in the media of photography and print or they apply the language of information design. The selection includes works by established Neo-avantgarde artists: Agnes Denes was among the first artists who raised issues regarding environmental protection and rural and urban life, while Imre Bak’s conceptual photographs show the impact of structuralism and an analytical approach to both the man-built and natural environments. The selection also includes pieces by two members of the Pécs Workshop, a prominent representative of land art actions and landscape corrections in Central Europe in the early 1970s. The collection, spreading through several generations, also comprises pieces by younger artists. The former French-Hungarian duo, Sociéte Réaliste, and its one-time member, Ferenc Gróf analyze the relations between geography, history, and ideology. The youngest participating artist, Máté Dobokay plays on the experimental possibilities of photography while recalling the 19th-century approach to landscape and landscape painting.
Featured artists: Agnes DENES, Máté DOBOKAY, Imre BAK, Ferenc GRÓF, Sándor PINCZEHELYI, SOCIÉTE RÉALISTE, Kálmán SZIJÁRTÓ
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