The Inda Gallery explores the question of the passage between life and art, space and time, reality and fantasy, the objective and the subjective way of seeing. The title is symbolical and has several meanings. Firstly, it suggests that art is capable (is it really capable?) of creating a bridge to provide a passage between different existing and imaginary worlds for which at times and, in fact ever more frequently, it seems we are unable to find an adequate verbal description. Art can also express recognised and unspeakable problems that we do not put into words. Art can speak in a “language”, the language of images that does not require translation and can therefore link different worlds.
All three artists participating in the exhibition live in big cities where they witness “meetings of worlds” every day. Stoyanov, Bulgarian by nationality, lives in Vienna; his photo and video works deal with the concept of identity, the extremely “narrow path” that traces the scope for action in the individual’s life, the living space. Now “in the period of unlimited possibilities” this space is steadily shrinking; even if we imagine that its real extent is vast we are in fact walking over a thin membrane. Eszter Csurka works in a variety of genres; she does not favour any one mode of expression over the others and is equally at home in the worlds of film, performance, theatre and painting. Lajos Csontó’s photographs and videos often acquire meaning together with the texts written on them. His works expand space and time and with this, the living space of both artist and viewer.
Do we still have living space? Is the world expanding or shrinking? Do we live in imaginary worlds? The artists participating, Lajos Csontó, Eszter Csurka and Kamen Stoyanov, answer these questions with their works.
Opening of the exhibition at 6 p.m.
March 26 – April 18, 2008