3 November 2023 15 December 2023

At the opening will be a conversation between the artist and curator Ungvári-Zrínyi Kata.

Bartha József’s installation projects work with symbolically charged objects in a poetic universe. This world is constructed through a dream-like logic: objects meet in strange visions, but these visions hitus in the stomach with their political allusions.
The installations In Search of Paradise and Lost Paradise are object manifestations of the collective imaginary of the present, fragmented and reassembled according to new, as yet unrecognised models… Nostalgia is a recurring element, whether it appears in the handcrafted glass vases orsurprises us in the presence of cut pine trees. It seems that even space takes on the character ofdreams: we are locked in and out at the same time. And among the multiple and complex dynamics of power hang the bones of ideals – of beings created with care, by the vibrations of the spirit and theworkmanship of the mind.

Ungvári-Zrínyi Kata, art critic

The exhibition is presented as a programme of the ALTER-NATIVE International Short Film Festival.