Witty Players; Playful Wits11 April 2007 – 18 May 2007
Originally, the game is the rehearsal of the real actions occurring in life. As children, we play adults, simulate adult situations, play with adult objects. And as adults, we would often rather play with our children's toys, then they do.Games always have an allegoric connection to our life.The game may put our ability to solve problems to the test, show us how much we can adapt to unexpected situations.In our life, we have to adapt to newer and newer rules numerous times, in which we rarely find any pleasure. While playing, we adapt to rules that we undertake gladly when we start playing. Thus, what we play and how we play reflects our most inner selves. Who hasn't lived through the thrill, apart from the joy of the game, often ending in fierce emotions, caused by the outcome of the contingent winning or losing. The diversity of the game delights our minds, we can enjoy the harmony of antitheses in parlor games.We can play without tools, with each other, with our everyday actions, words, numbers, thoughts.And, of course, there are also games that we play with objects.But the toy is not only the object itself, but also the way we use it, what we do with it. Our idea of what we consider as toy, can be very expressive. A pearl necklace, our dress, our own room, a combination of numbers is a toy for us. Or is it possible that we play the survival game? Do we provoke the unexpected situations against us? And where do we do all this? Live or on the virtual screen?
Playing is a serious thing. If you play with me, you play with my mind, I let you get closer to me.
On the exhibition of the Inda Gallery, we can see the miracle of realised games, the rich fantasy-world of our everyday "games", interpreted by the artists, through the works of the sculptor Zsófia Farkas, the painter Zsuzsa Gesztelyi Nagy, and the sculptor Szilvia Takács.
Parádi, Judit art historiancurator of the exhibitionBACK