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12.07.2013

Natural frequencies // nature art exhibition


Attila POKORNY

Natural frequencies // nature art exhibition

Opening: 12. July, 2013., 19:00
Opening speech by: John K. GRANDE, writer, art critic, and curator
On view from 13. July – until 4. August

Lecture: John K. GRANDE Unframing the Landscape; Space Art & Ecology on 11. July, 2013., 19:00

Writer, art critic, and curator John K. Grande will treat Art Station to a comprehensive talk covering contemporary art practices related to landscape, ecological issues, and technology. More specifically, he will deal with the divergence between the natural and the manufactured in the language of arts production of our era.The talk will include several recent projects by artists John Grande has helped with.

“Man must be everyday, or he will not be at all” – Henri Lefebvre Attila Pokorny’s Natural Frequencies solo art show at MAGMA challenges the lineage of art rooted in concept, and even in nature as a concept. To show at a gallery named for magma, that pool of heated rock at the centre of this earth whose temperature, according to Wikipedia, is 9000 degrees Fahrenheit works well! Art is a ne- cessary to humanity as the sun is to nature, for it guides us to identify “who we are, where we have come from, and where we are going”. The impulse to create reflects an implicit desire to improve the world around us. The limits imposed upon us by nature, of which we are a a part, are sending us a message. The message is that reason alone cannot better our quality of life. The ebb and flow of energies that are part of the process of life in our biosphere are the procreative core of our need to transform, enrich, express. All cultures are rooted in nature. And nature is a volatile system, endlessly in transformation, but subject to the laws of physics. Pokorny’s art is a procreative response to all that turbulence, that procreative design, the endless transformation. He leaves an ephemeral imprint, like a footprint on the environment. Pokorny treads softly, and the traces are like the leaves falling from a tree of memory. The tree is the tree of life. Pokorny’s art is intuitive. He reworks available materials. Nature is the store. The home is nature. Interaction is inter-species, and it is intercultural. Pokorny’s interventions are a way of integrating with place. The symbiosis he arrives at, after feeling his way along and through each experience, becomes a work of art. But the art is not an object, more a trace of a memory that comes from the flow of time, and of generations in this land. Brâncuşi was a sculptor from around these places, and the accidents and resolutions we find in his art bring us back to the spiritual. They do so, as Pokorny does, through simple understanding of life, of actions that we all do, and an integrity born of understanding nature’s design. Nature speaks to Pokorny, and he replies. It all comes together.

John K. Grande



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