Exhibitions at MODEM

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20 January – 7 April

Zone – The Past Five Years of Alesd Artist Colony

The origin of Zone is lost in the dusk, its exact location and extent is unknown. It is probably such an intellectual motif that is connected with the work of the artists of Alesd Artist Colony by the exhibition’s curator. The works themselves do not create a well-circumscribable and a scientifically perfectly describable corpus; their main commonality could be Alesd itself, in other words, a Romanian town where ten-something, mostly Transylvanian born Hungarian artists created an artist colony about ten years after the Regime Change. Five of them (Imre Barna Balázs, Zsolt Bodoni, Levente Herman, Mózes Incze and Sándor Szász) were students at the Targu Mures Arts Lyceum than continued their studies at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, but not even their artworks create a coherent unit. However, there is one thing we can state: the landscape and the surrounding that forms the subject’s identity (may it be Targu Mures, Budapest or Alesd) play an important role.

7 October 2012 – 10 February 2013

Nightfall – International Tendencies of Figurative Painting

Nightfall presents the works of the most known and exciting figurative painters. The artworks arrive from all over the world, loaned from 9 countries, 50 galleries and private collectors. The insurance value of the artworks exceeds the 1.5 milliard Hungarian Forints. The main topic of the exhibition is the insecurity, the short story by Isaac Asimov, Nightfall, 1941 served as the inspiration of the concept.

4 November 2012 – 17 February 2013

Revolutionary, prophet, worker – The art of Béla Kondor

Dinning with prophets and scratching revolution as a socialist Dürer, Béla Kondor is still a legendary artist and is considered as one of the most significant artists of the Kádár era. Based on the legendary and the works left behind, the figure of an „uomo universale”, a modern Leonardo da Vinci was outlined in the art history and incommon knowledge. One thing is for sure, Kondor left behind a truly huge graphic material and special paintings as well as inspiring poems and devoted friends. Our exhibition will present nearly a hundred of these artworks with the need of contextualization rather than entirety, through the eye of the revolutionary, the prophet and the worker.



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