An exhibition featuring Gábor Gerhes’ ATLAS-titled works will open in the Church Hall of the Kiscell Museum. The artworks will be displayed on the shelves of an installation created in collaboration with the architectural firm Paradigma Ariadné.
The centerpiece of the ATLAS exhibition, which is almost five years in the making, is Gábor Gerhes’ three hundred and sixty-eight-page illustrated encyclopedia. The publication contains nearly four hundred new works. Comprising twelve plus one books, ATLAS is a unique reinterpretation of the current genre of atlases that attempt to map the world. Its editorial principles are quite arbitrary: the chapters vary in scope and include concepts from the recognized, hidden and alternative sciences, as well as concepts borrowed from literature and the visual arts. The photographs of Gábor Gerhes recording his pseudo-observations appear in the book arranged under these terms. All visitors can pick up the ATLAS from the shelves of a unique installation in the Church Hall of the Kiscelli Museum during the exhibition. The robust structure that organizes these publications represents both the methods and places of acquiring, storing and categorizing knowledge: the book, the vitrine, the bookshelf, the library and the museum.
The exhibition will be open from 21 January to 17 April 2022. More information about the opening is available on the event’s Facebook page.
Architectural design and implementation: Gábor Gerhes, Paradigma Ariadné
Enikő Róka, head of the Municipal Picture Gallery
Emese Mucsi, associate of the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center and Artmagazin
Source: Press Release