Ani Molnar Gallery, Budapest: RUN WITH ME

The Ani Molnar Gallery kindly invites you to the latest show and reception within the contemporary fine art exhibition series called Park Gallery:

RUN WITH ME – exhibition of LAJOS CSONTÓ

Opening: 2 April 2014, Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Opening speech by: ATTILA HORÁNYI, art historian

Curator: ANNAMÁRIA MOLNÁR / Ani Molnár Gallery

Address: Park Gallery, MOM Park, first floor, entrance from Forum square, 1123 Budapest, Alkotás u. 53.

The exhibition is on view until 1 April 2015, daily from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

MOM Park hosts an installation entitled 'Run with me' by Lajos Csontó (1964) this year. The artwork creates a site within the shopping centre, the place for busy week-day-errands that provides us the opportunity to be alone, focus on ourselves and free ourselves from the 'mundane' world. It is a no-space, the promise of freedom. It is a trick, a magic box which makes customers stop walking along the shops. Interrupts the flow of our weekdays and turns our world upside down by swapping the horizontal and vertical axes of our everyday life, the axes that seem to be secure and are unstable at the same time.

Lajos Csontó (1964) graduated from the Hungarian University of Arts in 1990. He has been awarded on numerous occasions; for example he received the Munkácsy Prize in 2007 and the Derkovits Scholarship in 1992. His works are characterised by reflections on the fast-growing presence of advertising and manipulation in our everyday life. He has been exploring the theme of money and value in his previous installations. He uses catchy slogans and interprets them differently. Csontó’s works are often built up of ephemeral materials which bring associations attached to the origin of the materials themselves.

As opposed to our previous routine the 'Run with me' will be on show for one whole year in the Park Gallery.

The project Park Gallery is an unconventional cooperation between a contemporary art gallery (Ani Molnár Gallery) and a shopping centre (MOM Park). It is a contemporary art exhibition series curated by Annamária Molnár which started its activity in 2007 with the purpose that a broader audience can meet the artworks of outstanding Hungarian contemporary artists and be acquainted with less popular techniques to painting, such as contemporary sculpture and installation.

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