The duo show of Márk Martinkó and Zoltán Vadászi examines the human mindset which follows the logic of binary oppositions. While pushing the boundaries of thinking in opposites and trying to draw attention to the diversity of the entire spectrum, the exhibition also maintains the dichotomous system and builds its criticism upon it. The central motif of the works by the two exhibiting artists is the flower, which is a concept that in itself provokes a fairly homogenous interpretation in people and stimulates a process of attaching widely accepted connotations and values to it. In addition, in art flower plays a uniquely focal role thanks to the classic genre of still lives. This common knowledge and valued traditions create preconceptions in people’s minds, however, the artworks on display surpass the well-known system and question the accepted associations connected to the concept of flowers at the same time integrating people’s behaviors based on their preconceptions into the structure of the show. The binary way of thinking uses smooth vs. rough, harmonious vs. chaotic, natural vs. artificial, real vs. fake opposites to allocate values to the flower, and the positive end of the scale is considered to be its characteristics. In contrast, the pieces on show focus on the diversity of the beauty of a flower and aim to raise awareness of the heterogeneity of possible interpretations of one notion.
printed digital photo, 2014
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