Zsolt Tibor – mankind


Mittwoch, 16. Januar 2019, 18.30 Uhr


Salon für Kunstbuch 

Belvedere 21

Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien


Gäste im Salon: Zsolt Tibor, Kinga Bódi, Fiona Liewehr, Andreas Fogarasi




Eine Aneignung einer Entleerung gegenüberstellen, Akte der Dekonstruktion oder Konstruktion setzen, schneiden, einfügen und neu assoziieren, den Vorgang des Zeichnens individualisieren – die neue Publikation mankind ermöglicht erstmals einen umfangreichen Einblick in das Werk des ungarischen Künstlers Zsolt Tibor. Dessen Arbeiten entstehen weniger organisch als durch Additionen seines visuellen Vokabulars, wobei die Zeichnung als Basis eines ikonographisch vernetzten Kaleidoskops fungiert. 


Zur Präsentation von mankind werden Zsolt Tibor (Künstler), Fiona Liewehr (Herausgeberin und Autorin), Kinga Bódi (Kunsthistorikerin), Andreas Fogarasi (Künstler, Gestalter des Buches) und Bernhard Cella zu ihren Vorgehensweisen bei der Konzeption, Entwicklung und Design von Publikationen in der Gegenwartskunst diskutieren.


"ohne Titel, FMR" 

Unter Einbeziehung von Materialien aus der Publikation wird eine Intervention realisiert. Die prozessuale Installation des Salon für Kunstbuch wird zum Schauplatz, der architektonische Rahmen des Belvedere 21 zur Bühne eines temporären Theaters vergrößert und aktiviert. 


Zsolt Tibor (geb. 1973 in Budapest, lebt und arbeitet in Wien). Seit 1995 Studium der bildenden Kunst in Budapest, Sevilla und La Mancha. Ausgezeichnet mit dem Esterhazy UNIQA Art Award (2015) und dem Strabag Artaward International (2012).


Zsolt Tibor (born in 1973 in Budapest, lives and works in Vienna) is one of the most representative contemporary Hungarian artists of his generation. He graduated from the Department of Painting at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. He was the first Hungarian artist to be awarded by the Strabag Artaward International in 2009. Among other collective projects, Zsolt Tibor had solo exhibitions in Budapest, Vienna, Lisbon, Helsinki, Prague or Sevilla. Some of his works are preserved in the Collections of the Ludwig Museum Budapest, the Hungarian National Gallery or the Museum of Spanish Contemporary Graphics.

Zsolt Tibor’s artistic technique is fundamentally manual. His compositions are characterized by the meticulousness and complexity of the modeling world. Although Tibor uses a variety of technical methods – gluing, cutting, object application, ready-made, slide projection, video, lighting, photography, painting, etc. – in his work, his real trademark, his unique and subtle manuality can most often be witnessed in his most “classical”, seemingly fragile drawings and works on paper.

Ordinary objects and phenomena are often given a place in Tibor’s works as mere shadows or silhouettes, as faint or indistinct patches, often reduced or metamorphosed to the point of unrecognizability, in a form where the original meaning has been stripped away. It is important for Tibor not to designate or depict anything symbolically. Every time, the works are devoid of personal, direct, narrative content.


Fiona Liewehr is an art historian, curator and writer based in Vienna.

In her curatorial practice she is interested in the cross over of media and disciplines, the phenomenology of perception and new and expanded forms of spatial existence and conceptions as the result of social relations. She has curated exhibitions such as This is happening I&II, [scene missing], Cinematic Scope, FEEDBACKSTAGE, Fine Line, Texte in der Kunst, Richard Artschwager, Andreas Fogarasi, Carol Bove, Jan Mancuska, Bernhard Leitner, David Maljkovic, Gerard Byrne among many others. Editor of publications such as Zsolt Tibor - mankind, This is happening, A sense of disquetute concerning the existing order of things, Carter, David Maljkovic, texts on modern and contemporary art such as Rene Magritte, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Richard Artschwager, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Ecke Bonk.

She is Co-Founder of dreizehnterjanuar, focussing on a crossover between artistic disciplines such as theater, music, film, architecture and visual arts and Co-Founder of CINERAMA, an association supporting the cultural history of Cinemas in Vienna.


Kinga Bódi PhD is an art historian and curator based in Budapest. She studied art history, library and information science and hungarian literature in Budapest, Hungary and Poznań, Poland.

From 2010 to 2013 she was Doctoral Fellow at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest – Institute of Art History and at the Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft (SIK-ISEA) in Zurich within the bounds of the Focus Project Kunstbetrieb − Venedig Biennale. Her dissertation project discussed the cultural representation of Hungary at the Venice Biennale.

Since 2013 she is curator at the Department of Prints and Drawings of the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest. She has curated several exhibitions on the topic of Hungarian and international postwar art such as Baselitz. Preview with Review (2017); Writings Captured In Image. Drawings and graphics after 1945 from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest and the Hungarian National Gallery (2016); Memory Lake. Memories and Reflections on Lake Balaton by Contemporary Hungarian Visual Artists and Poets (2015); Immendorff. Long Live Painting! (2014); St. Gallen Adventures. Hartung, Tàpies, Uecker and the Erker Phenomenon (2012); Uecker. Material Becomes Picture(2012).

In her research and scholarly articles she focuses on exhibition and collection history, prints and drawings from the postwar period, cultural relations in Central and Eastern Europe during the Cold War, the role of archives and historical time, and writing and leaving traces in contemporary art.

She was twice awarded the Opus Mirabile Prize by the Institute of Art History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.


Andreas Fogarasi is an artist living in Vienna.



Zsolt Tibor – mankind, Deutsch/Englisch/Ungarisch, Hardcover, 252 Seiten, 145 Abb. in Farbe und s/w, ISBN 978-3-903269-23-1, vfmk.org.