ADRIAN KISS DUNYHA TOMORROW: INVOKING MEMORIES ON THE MEADOW OF THE THREE BORDER MOUNTAIN
acb Gallery is proud to present its newest hybrid project involving an outdoor exhibition and a short film about Hungarian artist Adrian Kiss.
The hybrid character of the works created by Adrian Kiss (1990) in recent years has evolved from the synthesis of the sensuality of his artistic approach and the rationality of his creative process conceived of as design. While the former presupposes a contemplative, spontaneous openness, the latter implies an oriented and controlled process—the journey from sketch to finished object—in which the execution and completion of the materials by means of professional and applied techniques is at once complemented by the poetics of their inner sensuality. It is in this duality that Kiss’ unique narrative installations created in recent years are deconstructed and constructed, their thematic unity provided by the formulation of the human body in abstract forms, their medial basic tone by the extensive use of materials, meaningful in its diversity (leather, artificial leather, canvas, concrete, wood, ceramics), and their visual character by the appropriation of details and industrial design forms borrowed from the world of everyday objects and fashion. The main motif of Kiss’s latest installation, which occupied the entire space of a former engine room of a telecommunication company located in a brutalist building, is a bedding-like object, the duvet, which has appeared in previous exhibitions, and which defined the structure of an entire environment. This exhibition was titled Dunyha Tomorrow. The film that premiered on acb Galley's and Artportal.hu’s website follows the preparations of the installation and offers a new look at the installation that has been temporarily built outdoors, outlining the work's connection to space, memories, nature and history on the meadow of Three Border Mountain in Budapest.
Produced, directed by: András Heszky
Photographed by: Gergely Ofner
Edited by: Péter Penderik
Exhibition build-up photographed by: Bence Pénzes
Executive producer: Gábor Pados
Sound mix: Tamás Beke
Design: Dániel Kozma
Still photographer: Dávid Tóth
Translation: Dániel Sipos
Logistics: Bálint Rajna, Áron Szeghő, Kristóf Helyei