According to my belief the balance and harmony between past and present does not exist without looking back to history in an honest and pure way. We would like to remember with this exhibition, too: every momentum of history – let it be victory or defeat for our nation – helps to preserve our self-identification, our identity for us and for our children. Common remembrance is part of the culture of our close and extended communities. An extraordinarily interesting and meaningful possibility for the present generations is when the events of our farther or closer past are shown by the means of any kind of art. Our own ideas awake and our memories are formed through the artist’s spirituality and visual perspective.
It is not the first time when Jankovics Marcell has visited Székesfehérvár: the latest time the audience could meet him and his graphic works in the Csók István Gallery during the Boldogasszony touring exhibition. The excellent graphic artist is a guest of our town again, now he offers a possibility to understand and process history through his close to two hundred artworks. The exhibition looks back to the events of Hungarian history from 1526 which events led to the Trianon treaty of peace, including their effects on our present days.
Trianon is not simply a historic event for the Hungarians. Knowing its factual consequences and the inherent personal and local tragedies we still have our most important task: building the future onto our historical roots and sorrows. The Hungarian nation does not sympathize and care alongside administrative borderlines: borders can be reinterpreted – by economic partnerships, cultural programs and programs for the young, by the power of culture that can bridge any border. The essence of remembrance and reminding is not about clutching our sorrows but deepening our experiences – to serve present and future.
The exciting show of a sophisticated visual world – like modern comics – offer individual and community experiences for the audience – transferring the messages of history embedded in art. I highly recommend that you visit Szent István Király Múzeum (King Saint Stephen Museum) for its newest and outstanding exhibition, titled TRIANON.
dr. Cser - Palkovics András
mayor of Székesfehérvár