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Strategic Forms

An exhibition of Mózes Márton Murányi

Opening: May 10, 2018, 6 pm

On view until June 15, 2018

Bauhaus radically re-thought 20th century art. According to its spirit, the production of forms and the exploration of their function is just as important as finding the cross-section of art, industry, and the everyday needs of people.

Mózes Márton Murányi collected objects, weapons, maps and graphic elements used and produced by the military industry during World War II. He discovered the basic forms of Bauhaus (the circle, the triangle, and the square) in objects such as a roadblock or a pile of cannon balls.

The material of the exhibition is built up from the mock-ups of these forms, illustrating the relation between colours and forms, and between objects and people. They model the method of cognition and processing: how the idea meets a concrete point of reference. Murányi places his own found objects in this coordinate system: objects – devoid of their functions, keeping merely their formal peculiarities – evoke chapters from the miscellaneous past of European history and culture.