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Dóra Maurer – Folded Time. Film Retrospective Exhibition
June 22, 2018 - September 30, 2018
The exhibition takes place in the Rómer Museum in Győr and shows twelve of Dóra Maurer‘s short films with stills and her conceptual photographs.
“Maurer’s early films were trend-setting for Balázs Béla Studio’s ‘Film Series’, initiated by Gábor Bódy with the aim of bringing together avant-garde creators of different arts for the sake of film, which succeeded with many important writers, poets, composers and last but not least visual artists of the era.”
The exhibition opens on the 22nd of June.
Dóra Maurer stands alongside Miklós Erdély, Gábor Bódy and Tibor Hajas as one of the best-known representatives of the Hungarian avant-garde scene of the 1960s and ’70s. With an emphasis in photography, film and graphic design Maurer has made a household name for herself in the art world. She studied graphics and painting at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts (1955-1961). She received a scholarship to Vienna in 1967 and till 1996 has been living in Vienna and Budapest, since 1996 only in Budapest. Her work has alternated fluidly between process-based printmaking experiments and mark-making procedures that favor indeterminable outcomes, on the one hand, and, on the other, formal investigations of rule-based compositional logic and geometric abstraction. Since 1990 she has been teaching at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (MKE). She is a member of Balázs Béla Studio where she directed several experimental films. “Maurer’s films are ‘variable systems,’ which is to say that they do not document predetermined processes.”