Cered International Contemporary Symposium, a former pilot initiative, will be organized in 2017 for the twentysecond time, grew now to a professional international contemporary art event. In the small village of Northern Hungary a week-long international art colony is held to a special theme each year, determined by the curator of the year, and is usually related to the village. The participant artists from all over the world reflect the village in their artworks.
The works which are created in this week are on one hand an important snapshot of the contemporary visual arts, on the other hand this event – this countryside is economically one of the mostly backwarded region in Hungary, which is also lying on the depopulation – get the life of the village more sparkling again, thus ensures the hope of survival and rebirth.
Thirdly, Hungary be can represented in the international contemporary art scene as an important location.
Finally the artworks leave a very unique imprint of the contemporarian artworld of the XXI. century – A small village in Nograd immortalized for prosperity.
Riesige leere Hallen, kahle Wände, in Teile zerlegte Maschinen, Zurückgebliebenes da und dort, kein Leben, längst verhallte Produktionsgeräusche, menschenleer. 2009 wurde die 1898 in Hallein gegründete Papierfabrik geschlossen. Der Künstler Csaba Fürjesi, in Ungarn geboren, lebt und arbeitet in Hallein. Zu einem Rundgang in die verlassene Produktionsstätte eingeladen, bewegt sich Fürjesi durch eine baulich noch intakte Umgebung des beginnenden Zerfalls. So der äußere Befund. Die in Auflösung begriffene Atmosphäre der stillgelegten Fertigungshalle regt in Csaba Fürjesi einen schöpferischen Prozess an.
The works of the cycle were born under extraordinary conditions and they convey the effect of an extraordinary experience. The atmosphere, the memories, the sensual and exotic (moreover, esoteric) experiences gathered at the Fayoum International Art Center, located about 150 km-s away from the Egyptian Cairo, had a significant influence on the artistic conception of Csaba Fürjesi. The nearly one month spent in Fayoum, the captivating charm of the place, its provincial atmosphere – especially for a European artist – served as an inexhaustible source of intensive color-fantasies.