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Là, où tout commence

Samorin Synagogue is a very impressive place; I have been searching for spaces in which I can surprise myself within my creative process. This installation There, where everything starts addresses various issues, like the place of women in the practice of sacred rituals, the place of art in sacred spaces, the place of children in historical sites ...        

In orthodox Judaism, women are only allowed on the second floor, sometimes withdrawn behind a trellis or a veil called mehitza often with little light. The synagogue is a space for a vertical, individual relationship to turn one's whole being to the divine, but… what if women decide to change this to get closer to the Torah?  The video in the entry evokes a gentle gesture of a veil…

The large silver “curtain” is made of emergency blankets. Metaphorically, it gives a feeling of separation for anyone who enters the space. Slowly you can pass through the veil to encounter the traces of the historical space and all its colours and hidden stories, which has been restored, honored and invested in by several artists … Dozens of small elements punctuate the ground, a line of chalk and a rainbow line of plasticine colour surrounds you; you are in a safe place.

As an artist, I believe that we all, as humans, should be equal and inclusive in all spheres of life… also I think that we should have access to art and spirituality from a very young age … so I decided to use children’s materials to create this piece. I wish it to be transformed into an art project with school children at the end of the exhibition.   

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My research covers topics such as memory, rituals, transience and permanence. Of a philosophical nature, I explore the role of the sacred, silence, and the role of slowness in a world that’s increasingly fast-paced and technology oriented. Loss and times of mourning stop this accelerating trend that interferes in our lives, while important things are never done quickly. The philosophical, literature is often a source of creation.

I address these issues of the art space, from a personal, cultural, political and environmental view, setting anchor in reality by creating site-specific works. They can express themselves through various mediums such as drawing, murals, engraving, neon lights, images, artist books and videos.

I offer a sensitive visual space where the performative dimension of my process remains in the sphere of intimacy. I opt for a radical questioning of the ephemeral, like a quest in the impermanence of things. The work is experienced and thus forces a quality presence. My in-situ interventions are within the unpredictable and the imperfect, while the present world seems to want more control over things and beings.________

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Barbara Claus is a visual artist born in Brussels (Belgium) and living in Montreal. She has presented more then 30 solo shows in Canada, Europe, Mexico, etc. and participated in 28 group shows. She has attended numerous long-term artist residencies in Canada, at the Banff Center for the Arts, in Mexico, at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico. Barbara was awarded Le Studio du Québec in Tokyo from the CALQ in 2015, she was invited by the Swatch Foundation in Shanghai for 6 months in 2017 and will be at Le studio du Québec in Rome in 2020. She has received research grants from the CALQ and the Canada Council throughout her career and has produced several permanent public art works.


Výstavu podporili:

A kiállítást támogatta:  A Kisebbségi Kultúrális Alap/ Realizované s finačnou podporou Fondu na podporu kultúry národnostných menšín/ Mesto Šamorín/  Canada Council for the Arts






























Serge Marchetta (Canada) and Masha Ryskin (United States)

At Home Gallery, synagóga, Šamorín25.5.-30.6.2019


EN-

Serge Marchetta (Canada) and Masha Ryskin (United States)

have worked together during the past eight years and have produced both wall pieces and installations. Their collaborative work was exhibited in galleries in United States, Canada, and Europe, and is in the collection of Maison de la Culture Maisonneuve (Canada) and Fiskars Artist Cooperative (Finland). In addition, they have participated in a number of International artist residencies. Their last exhibition in United States was reviewed in the Art New England journal.


Their practice stems from investigations of a sense of place and displacement, and is informed by the minimalist and abstract expressionist traditions. Working with elements of the landscape and architecture, they invite the viewer to be aware of the subtleties of one’s surroundings, providing space for contemplation and reflection.


Tangle of Time is a rumination on the space and the history of the Synagogue. The architectural elements are used as a meditation on the past and the present, the ephemeral and the immutable.


The artists would like to thank Suzanne and Csaba Kiss for their endless support and hospitality, Conseil des Arts du Québec and Rhode Island School of Design for financial support.


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Serge Marchetta (Kanada) a Masha Ryskin (Spojené štáty americké) počas uplynulých ôsmich rokov pracovali spolu a vytvorili nástenné diela a inštalácie. Ich spoločná tvorba bola vystavená v galériách v Spojených štátoch, Kanade a Európe a nachádza sa v zbierkach Maison de la Culture Maisonneuve (Kanada) a Fiskars Artist Cooperative (Fínsko). Okrem toho sa zúčastnili viacerých medzinárodných tvorivých rezidenčných pobytov. Ich posledná výstava v Spojených štátoch bola recenzovaná v časopise Art New England.


Ich tvorba vychádza zo skúmania pocitov z miesta a premiestnenia a je formovaná minimalistickými a abstraktnými expresionistickými tradíciami. Pri práci s prvkami krajiny a architektúry pozývajú diváka uvedomiť si subtílnosť okolia, poskytnúť priestor na rozjímanie a reflexiu.


V spleti času je rozprávanie o priestore a histórii synagógy. Architektonické prvky sa používajú ako meditácia o minulosti a súčasnosti, o pominuteľnosti a nemennosti.


Autori by radi poďakovali Suzanne a Csabovi Kissovcom za ich nesmiernu podporu a pohostinnosť.


Výstavu podporili:

Realizované s finančnou podporou Fondu na podporu kultúry národnostných menšín,

Mesto Šamorín, VConseil des Arts du Québec a Rhode Island School of Design


(HU)

Serge Marchetta (Kanada) és Masha Ryskin (USA) az elmúlt nyolc évben közösen dolgozik, alkotásaikat falakon helyekték  el vagy pedig installációkat készítettek. Közös műveiket Egyesült Államok - beli, kanadai és európai galériák állították ki, jelenleg a Maison de la Culture Maisonneuve kanadai és a Fiskars Artist Cooperative finnországi galériákban találhatóak meg. Számtalan nemzetközi alkotótábor ösztöndíjas résztvevői voltak. Legutóbbi USA-beli kiállításukról az Art New England folyóirat közölt recenziót.


Alkotásaik alapját a helyekhez fűződő és e helyváltoztatással járó érzéseik vizsgálata adja, alkotásaikat a minimalista és absztrakt expesszionizmus tradíciói formálják. A táj elemeivel való munka során a látogatóval a környezet finomságát szeretnék megéreztetni, az elmélyedésnek és az elmélkedésnek szeretnének teret adni.


A Kusza idő a zsinagóga teréről és történelméről szóló elbeszélés.

Az építészeti alkotóelemek egyben a múltról és jelenről, a mulandóságról és az állandóságról szól meditáció elemei is.


Az alkotók szeretnék Suzannak és Csabának megköszönni a mérhetetlen támogatásukat és a vendégszeretetüket.




Výstavu podporili:

A kiállítást támogatta:

A Kisebbségi Kultúrális Alap, Somorja városa és a

VConseil des Arts du Québec a Rhode Island School of Design