Orsolya Barna and Klára Rudas - Keep In Mind

Opening: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
November 8, 2018 - January 5, 2019

The exhibition „Keep In Mind“ shows the latest series of the works from the two Hungarian female artists, Orsolya Barna and Klára Rudas.

In her art practice, Klára Rudas is interested in the elaboration of different strategies in abstract art and also outside of the realm of art.

Orsolya Barna is an anthropologist and artist who seeks to understand the consequences of humans putting themselves in the position of observer and meaning maker.

Both artists look at examples of structures created by scientific experiments (especially cognitive experiments) and what those structures are telling by their visual appearance, space concept and making method.

They discovered some experiments which analyze the consciousness of animals, and realized  similarity in their methods and appearances to some of the abstract methods in the early avant-garde art, where elementary geometrical forms often emerge in blank space. The spaces in such experiments are empty because their goal is to erase everything besides the visual and spatial appearance of particular abstract notions.
Barna and Rudas think about the exhibition as a medium of cognitive experiment and imagine their scale models to be exhibition halls. Both, the spaces of experiments and the exhibitions are significant locations of the human meaning making process.
Some models that are inspired by the spaces of such cognitive experiments appear in the „Keep In Mind“ exhibition in the Knoll Gallery among paintings, montages and drawings.