Works by Sándor Altorjai
Aleatoric Demontage or Picture-installation?
Opening: Tamás St.Auby on 19 October, 1998 at 6 p.m.
In the catalogue of the last memorial Sándor Altorjai exhibition at Székesfehérvár (1990) László Beke wrote:
“…This exhibition is useful in first place because it lets us not forget his oeuvre.” The merit of this fragmentary exhibition is the maintenance of his memory and and the inclusion of previous/precedent values in new context. [original invitation]
The exhibition curated by Ákos Vörösváry is selected from the heritage of Sándor Altorjai (1933–1979) collected at the “First Hungarian Museum of Sight”. In the conception of György Galántai it is associated with the Lifework exhibition of his fellow artist and friend Miklós Erdély at Műcsarnok, Budapest Kunsthalle and his open air exhibition at Liszt Ferenc Square.
Among other works the “Painting for Blinds / I’m sorry” (1976) which was repeatedly banned and the “Jet-Coffin with a Blue Leopard in Form of Coloured Rag / For Christmas to My Family by Mihály Munkácsy’s Inspiration” (1976) will be exhibited – in this latter painting a hidden megaphone will broadcast Sándor Altorjai’s reading Miklós Erdély’s poem, the “Hidden Parameters”.
(We plan for this exhibition the premier of two Altorjai movies transcribed for video which were finished just before his death.)