Egon Marc LÖVITH | The Naked Body
Opening: Thursday, 5th of June, 7 p.m.
June 5 – July 4, 2014
Monday-Friday: 11:00-14:00; 15:00-19:00
Opening speech: Zoltán Tibori Szabó, journalist
The first posthumous exhibition of works by Egon Marc Lövith (1923-2009) is part of the recovery program announced by Quadro Gallery with the aim of promoting representative oeuvres of Transylvanian art.
This selection is meant to emphasize the many faces of Egon Marc Lövith’s art (sculpture, painting, drawing) viewed through the prism of nudity. The nude appears not as a simple motive or genre: it occurs throughout the entire creation of Egon Marc Lövith, as a means for representing beauty and the human element.
The figures – both the models working for the artist or the biblical protagonists (Jesus, Job) – leaving their “social clothes” behind, are there to support the beauty of man and life. They also represent the dichotomy of man’s beauty and dignity on one hand and weaknesses and fragility on the other.
One might also interpret these works as the posttraumatic response of a survivor of the Holocaust, of a person who accepts man just as he is and who tries, after all the horrors of the twentieth century to reposition the human figure in history, to place him, together with his classical and modern values, at the centre of Life.
The exhibition is accompanied by an abundantly illustrated catalog (introduction: György Székely Sebestyén, essay: Mária Visky).
The works on display belong to the artist’s family. The exhibits are for sale.