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Barnston-Ouest

Conference with László Fekete

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Conference with László Fekete
Conference with László Fekete

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Aug 11, 2023, 4:00 p.m.

Barnston-Ouest, 2133 Ch De Way's Mills, Barnston-Ouest, QC J0B 1C0, Canada

À propos

The Artist

László Fekete, a renowned Hungarian contemporary artist, emerged within the context of Postwar culture. His practice provides commentary on the successive transfers of power in Hungary by reworking existing ceramic pieces and found materials, particularly those from Herend Porcelain, to create sardonic artworks imbued with sociopolitical commentary. His immediate kin played a significant role in sheltering Jews in hiding—an experience had a profound impact on both his life and artistic expression. He approaches the material with a cultural perspective and critical examination of its materiality, employing two original techniques.

 

To this day, Fekete has been awarded no less than 24 international and Hungarian prizes, including the International Ceramic Festival in Mino, Japan, in 1992. His work received praise rom critic Garth Clark, who invited him to join the permanent collection of his gallery located on 57th Street in New York. Fekete's creations have also found their place in over sixty private collections, as well as in numerous venues including:

 

Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada

Garth Clark and Mark del Vecchio Private Collection, Santa Fe, USA

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Dallas Museum of Art, USA

New York Museum of Art and Design, USA

Los Angeles County Museum, USA

Pittsburgh Carnegie Institute, USA

Zsolnay Art Museum, Pecs, Hungary

 

The Conference

László Fekete emphasizes the importance of open dialogue and engagement with aspiring artists. He aims to create a supportive space for discussions between students and artist-professors who have forged their own paths. During his visit to our center, Fekete will offer a captivating conference. He will share his profound insights into the art world and the challenges that artists face today. His conference will provide an opportunity for participants to benefit from his vast experience and deep knowledge. He will also encourage participants to ask questions and engage in open discussions, thereby creating an enriching and stimulating dialogue.

 

In addition, Fekete will share moving historical facts during his conference. He will recount the stories of his own family's courageous efforts in concealing and providing refuge to hundreds of Jews during the Holocaust. Through these personal accounts, Fekete will shed light on the resilience, compassion, and the enduring power of humanity. His narrative will serve as a testament to the importance of remembrance and the preservation of history.

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