Linked to the Műcsarnok’s exhibition about lifestyle reform, titled Hidden Stories, Orsolya Drozdik’s show, mounted in one hall of the museum, revisits some of the elements of her earlier project, Individual Mythology (1975–1977). Two series will be on view: the 24 photographs of Individual Mythology No. 4 and those erased drawings of Individual Mythology No. 6 that have not been displayed thus far.
The main work of the Munkácsy Award-winning visual artist István B. Gellér was the Growing City, which he himself “founded”. In this series, to which he added continuously from 1978 until the end of his life, Gellér diligently “discovered” an ancient civilisation whose inhabitants considered not facts, but the emotions and meaning surrounding them, to be the basis, or starting point, for their existence and interests. On this occasion the exhibition’s curator, Sándor Kardos, has selected statues, boxed works and pictures from the artist’s estate. The 1996 film Growing City, directed by Kardos and starring István B. Gellér himself, will also be viewable at the exhibition.
The exhibition presents the life reform movement that emerged in the last third of the 19th century and popular in Central European countries, and its impact on contemporary artists.