TOBE Project
June 29 - July 24, 2019

Exhibited artists: János Brückner (HU), Ali Cordero Casal (VE), Carolina Chocron (AR), Cristina Kahlo (MX), KIS VARSÓ (HU), KUZO (VE), Jean-François Lepage (FR), László Mészáros (HU), Rocío Montoya (HU), Anna Nemes (HU), Barna Péli (HU), Géza Szöllősi (HU), Astrid Van Dam (US), Ágnes Verebics (HU)


Our body tells a story. The physical and spiritual process of building the body is a reflection of our lives, experiences, and desires, which we unveil in front of ourselves and others.
BODYBUILDING shows how diverse artists lift the body into a tool for mapping their formal language. Through the symbolism of the body, artists are able to address collective emotions and thoughts that convey their message about ideas about and attitudes towards the “ideal” body, and about the deviations from and attitudes towards it.
The human body has always provided significant inspiration for art; in the traditional sense, it served as a representation of the allegory of beauty, sexuality, and later became a canvas or brush itself as a tool for artists.
BODYBUILDING discusses the formation and shaping of the body (image) in contemporary art as a problem of how and why questions. Our body simultaneously carries the social features of a given era and projects our inner personality and consciousness. The individual interpretation and expression of artists reveal how social and cultural issues related to the contemporary body are articulated. The works of the exhibited artists simultaneously tell the stories of society and the individual, identity and self-image, sensuality and grotesque.

©Réka Turóczi, art historian student



Curated by Bea Puskás – Tomas Opitz | TOBE Project
June 29 – July 24, 2019

opened by Csaba Tóth, art collector

PEGAZUS | Szentbékkálla, Hungary

• special thanks to ENA-Everybody Needs Art, Horizont Galéria, Várfok Galéria


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