The exhibition presents the works of Hungarian illustrators reflecting on the mythical beings of tales.
People have depicted monsters as long as they have had fears - that is, since the beginning of time. By giving them shape, they can face up to them and fight them. Human imagination has been inhabited for millennia by wolfmen, dog-headed gods, aliens, trolls, giants, devils, demons and vampires. From the outset, their forms have been a mix of the imagined and the experienced: they are hybrid beings constructed from known forms (animals, plants). They have journeyed from the stories of archaic myths, through fairy tales, and from examples of fine art to the illustrations of children’s books.
Exhibiting artists: Baranyai (b) András, Bölecz Lilla, Cselőtei Zsófia, Dániel András, Felvidéki Miklós, Ferth Tímea, Grela Alexandra, Hanga Réka, Herbszt László, Horváth Ildikó, Kállai Nagy Krisztina, Kecskés Judit, Kun Fruzsina, Kürti Andrea, M. Nagy Szilvia, Makhult Gabriella, Maros Krisztina, Metzing Eszter, Molnár Jacqueline, Nagy Norbert, Nagy Zoltán, Orosz Annabella, Remsey Dávid, Rényi Krisztina, Rofusz Kinga, Szegedi Kata, Szimonidész Hajnalka, Takács Mari, Vihart Anna
Curator: Emese Révész art historian
Partner: Zsolnay Cultural Quarter
On view: 28 August - 23 October 2020
Venue: Pécs, E78 Kemence Gallery (Pécs, Zsolnay Vilmos street 37.)
The exhibition joins the Szamárfül Festival in Pécs on 28 August 2020 15:00-19:00 and on 29-30 August 2020 10:00-19:00.