Dorottya Gallery - Kunsthalle
Videos and photographs by
Lajos Csontó created mainly photo and video works in which the text also plays a part. The exhibition presents a further developed version of his photo-video work titled Parasite. The faces of people from different periods and peoples fade into each other, suggesting that the experience of the past and the influence of contacts with others is present at all times and in all individuals; no one exists alone, without influences or experiences. The full-size video work consists of 5 projected films and a series of photos in which the half-faces of strangers are pressed together to form whole faces. The bizarre thing about this is that it implies the intimacy of physical closeness, even though the whole point is that it brings complete strangers into physical contact with each other. As a result the finished work is more than simply the manipulation of photos.
Despite his youth, Lajos Csontó (born in 1964) was awarded the Munkácsy Prize in 2007. He had a big exhibition in the Szentendre Gallery in 2006. His works have been included several times in the list of best works and exhibitions of the previous year based on an evaluation by experts of exhibitions and published at the beginning of each year in Új Művészet (New Art).
Opening of the exhibition at 6 p.m.
March 14 – April 26, 2008