Východoslovenské múzeum / Kelet-szlovákiai Múzeum / East Slovak Museum
Košice (Kassa)
Námestie Maratónu mieru č. 2
Photo: Haris László (HAA)

Orbis Pictus – Mirrors to the World in Košice

Four sections of MMA – sections of fine arts, applied arts, film arts and photography as well as folk arts – are displaying the more than seventy works of their forty-three members in the East Slovak Museum in Košice (Kassa) between 28 October 2014 and 25 January 2015. This is the first time the Slovak art lovers could get to know the works of MMA members.
Most of the works are paintings and sculptures. Three graphics of Imre Makovecz, the founder and eternal honorary president of MMA and world-famous architect are also displayed, including the one on the church of Košice. Visitors can see the painting of Márton Barabás entitled Orbis Pictus as well as the works of János Aknay, Attila Csáji, Líviusz Gyulai, András M. Novák, György Szemadám, József Szurcsik and Ádám Farkas. From the section of applied arts among others György Fekete interior designer and reelected president of MMA, Imre Schrammel ceramic artist, Zoltán Bohus glass artist, Ritta Hager tapestry artist and Erzsébet Katona Szabó textile artist are introducing themselves with their excellent works. From the section of photography and film the works of László Haris, László Kunkovács and others are presented, while from the section of folk art the works of István Vidák felt maker and others can be seen.
The main organizer of the exhibition, Attila Csáji said at the opening that most of the artists at MMA aim at mixing tradition with inventiveness. He stressed that visual innovation is unstoppable, but the fetishization of it is what should be stopped.
The two curators of the exhibition are Lajos Lóska art historian and Péter Stefanovits fine artist.
In January a three-language (Slovak, Hungarian, English) catalogue of the display is going to be published.
November 6, 2014  |  exhibition