- Galerija Balen, Slavonski Brod, 16 April - 3 May 2002
- Curated by Maja and Reuben Fowkes
the present era of consumerist hegemony the need 'to be superficial'
has become a necessity for survival. People are surrounded
by processed information and are losing their ability to interpret.
János Sugár believes that
art can provide the opportunity to go beyond the triviality
of everyday living by raising problems and making solutions
The artist obsessionally recycles several
elements and arranges them into new constellations. The fragile
construction of the house of cards, the tensed coil of masonite
and the loop of infinity are frequently used in his installations.
So is the blue curtain, which is made from the blue box material
used in the production of TV programmes. For the artist it
represents 'the colour of nothing', and at the same time opens
new visions. The provocative slogan 'EAT YOUR BEING' is one
of the recurring philosophical quotations in his work.
has found an nalogy for the creative process in the research
into telepathy of the early twentieth-century Russian scientist
Assistant Professor Zshuk. The results of his experiments
into the power of mental suggestion show that 'even with the
best intentions, the difference between aim and realisation
is so great that if we couldn't see the two side by side,
we wouldn't be able to find the connection between them.'
The realization should be interpreted together with the concept.
This example in the context of art also implies a role for
the artist as an unconscious messenger for 'basic, ancient,