Art news from ‘MODEM Debrecen’

MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen: STILL

Still Photography at the Museum 7 July – 6 October, 2013          All rights reserved by peterpuklus Still – the word may stand for deep silence, a static photograph, a picture frame, or may refer to the time up to and including the present moment. This word of rich significance stands as […]

MODEM, Debrecen: Risk Factor

Risk Factor Intermedia 2.0 22 June – 15 September 2013 Attila Csörgő: Half Space, 2001, photo, plexiglass, emulsion, collection of Zsolt Somlói and Katalin Spengler and property of the artist Exactly 20 years ago, in 1993, the Intermedia Program of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts started as an outcome of the academic students’ revolution […]

MODEM, Debrecen: The Burden of History

The Burden of History Retrospective exhibition of Gábor Roskó 28 April – 28 July 2013 Sándor Rózsa Is Arrested by the Wine Commando , 1999-2002, oil on plywood, private property © Hungart Gábor Roskó created one of the most exciting oeuvres in figurative painting in the eighties, representing an utterly individual voice on the art […]

MODEM, Debrecen: Contemporary Canadian Print Art

The New World. Contemporary Canadian Print Art The End of Language. Derek Michael Besant exhibition 30 March – 23 June, 2013. Derek Michael Besant: The End of Language (detail), 2011,  thermal UV ink transfer onto synthetic paper MODEM’s large-scale selection of contemporary Canadian print art showcases more than fifty works. The twelve exhibiting artists live […]

MODEM Debrecen: ZONE

Zone The Past Five Years of Alesd Artist Colony 20 January – 7 April 2013 Zsolt Bodoni: Golden Train, 2011, oil, acrylic on canvas, 195 x 165 cm 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 […]

MODEM, Debrecen: Funny Story

Funny Story Exhibition of Lajos Csontó 10 March – 2 June 2013 Breakfast in the Open Air, 2010, c-print The artworks of Lajos Csontó are exhibited on the third floor exhibition hall that becomes a coherent Csontó artwork itself. The title, Funny Story refers to that double pressure that the artworks and our life events […]

MODEM, Debrecen: Games, fishes, birds

Games, fishes, birds Exhibition of István Soltész 15 July – 7 Ocotber 2012 From 15 July István Soltész photographer’s artworks are exhibited entitled Games, fishes, birds in the MODEM exhibition room specially reconstructed for his photographs. István Soltész is one of those photographers who can counterbalance the relatively narrow horizon of his motifs to suggestive […]

MODEM, Debrecen: Foreign Matter

Margit Anna: The Reaper, 1962 Foreign Matter “Surrealism” in the Attraction of Reality 16 June – 31 December 2012 Foreign Matter. “Surrealism” in the Attraction of Reality. Selection from the Antal-Lusztig Collection Surrealism has always been handled with reservations, before World War II and also in the “reconstruction” period. It could not achieve to be […]

MODEM, Debrecen: Very Special Joys

Very Special Joys Retrospective exhibition of Endre Tót 1971-2011 2 June – 9 September 2012 The retrospective exhibition of the 75 years old Kossuth-Prize awarded Endre Tót, living in Germany since 1978, is on show in MODEM from the beginning of June. The large-scale exhibition presents his early conceptual “ideas”, the Fluxus-connected photographs, artist-books, mail-art, […]

MODEM, Debrecen: Zero Years

Viktor Freso: Komatex Sheet, 2008, combined technique Zero Years Slovak Visual Art between 1999 and 2011 24 March – 24 June 2012 Zero Years. Slovak Visual Art between 1999 and 2011 from Four Curatorial Perspectives The title of the new exhibition in MODEM refers to both the beginning and the end. No wonder, as contemporary […]

MODEM, Debrecen: The Lines of Beauty

János Vaszary: Adam and Eve The Lines of Beauty Nudes in the Antal-Lusztig Collection 1 December 2011 – 26 February 2012 The latest exhibition from the Antal-Lusztig Collection that opens on 1st of December in MODEM deals with the topic of nude. The exhibition, which title refers to the notion of William Hogarth that the […]

MODEM, Debrecen: The Other Venus

The Other Venus An exhibition by Orshi Drozdik 9th October 2011 – 8th January 2012 The work of Orshi Drozdik has played a significant role in the history of women’s art across the international arts scene and has greatly influenced a generation of artists to follow. Drozdik moved to Amsterdam in 1978, after graduating from […]

MODEM Debrecen: Hybridity in the Carpathians

Gábor Gerhes: Nimrod Altar – Replacement of the Cross Hybridity in the Carpathians The Irokéz Collection and the Regime Change 11th September – 1st January 2012 After the fall of the “socialist” party-states the citizens of the former Soviet bloc faced a radically new historical situation. New political, economic, and cultural formations appeared on the […]