On Friday, October 7, the 7th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland was opened in the Szekler Museum of Ciuc. The event was opened by Aranka Karda-Markaly, director of the Szekler Museum of Ciuc, Attila Korodi, the mayor of Miercurea-Ciuc, Apor S. Ferencz, curator of the Biennial. The exhibition was inaugurated by art hirtorian Eszter Túros.
In her welcoming speech, Aranka Karda-Markaly, the director of the Szekler Museum of Ciuc, said that this is the first exhibition in the life of the museum, which is a significant, well-known and recognized event of contemporary art, and its justification for existence in this city and institution is perfectly clear. He especially emphasized that among the exhibited and winning works of art, there are also works by artists from Miercurea-Ciuc.
Attila Korodi, mayor of Miercurea-Ciuc, congratulated the organizers and thanked them for the event: “having seen the works, I feel that it was worthwhile to organise the Biennial, as we have been enriched by the art world, by all the works exhibited, and by the participating artists. It is a special joy that Szeklerland operates in a common dimension, and the three counties jointly strengthen the reputation of the cultural world in which we live.”
Apor S. Ferencz, the curator of the Biennial highlighted that “the main aim of G7 continued to be to focus on contemporary graphic design and to provide a comprehensive overview of current trends and developments in reproductive image creation; to trace, map and highlight the interactions that can lead to different fusions of traditional and experimental graphic techniques. We hoped that the products of the creative sensibility of the artists who applied would be an excellent reflection of the events of the recent past.”
The exhibition was praised by visual artist Eszter Túros: “Images of abstract forms and structures provide the starting point. Order and the various markings of borders set the tone, where industrial skeletons and structures, traces of chaos, the occupied order, shreds of homeliness, labyrinths that function also serve as exits, sharp memories of childhood, spaces of life, bonds and unions, repetitions, cyclicity, tight structures and organic forms frame our space of movement. It includes personal stories, images of the body, of solitude, of inaccessible, very sensitively formed, one-person spaces. Moving on, out of the tensions of external and internal spaces, images of action emerge, which are essentially images of life, of our lives, with the most topical, most pressing questions. Personal struggles, strategies, ways of functioning. Breathing exits from a maze.”
The exhibition is open until 18 November at the Szekler Museum of Ciuc. Photos of the event can be viewed HERE.
The Biennial is supported by the Bethlen Gábor Fund (BGA) and the National Cultural Fund of Hungary (NKA).