MIKLOS GAÁL
The Right Word
29.10.2016 – 20.11.2016

Silhouettes, 2013
c-print, triptych
á 27,5 x 41 cm
ed. 5 + 2

One central piece in the exhibition is a slide show of snapshots, sketches and notes. In their most simple characterization, these casual observations pay attention to form and colour and the ever-changing light falling upon them. It is much like the predicament of every image-maker past and present: the keen concern in the relationship between matter and appearance.

The assortment of events, objects and views is radically uncategorised: their various subjects and elements appear plainly, like with no predetermined course or fulfilment; their placing together into a slide show has not been arranged by any evident theme that would be consistent throughout its image passages. The presentation as a projection gives no overview, but presents at a time a single fleeting picture that reflects upon others in a larger associative whole. The viewer is asked to change the point of attention and mood. At times a current tone seems to be affirmed, while the next image seems to reverse the previous perception.

The act of looking is nourished by impressions of natural, artificial and man-made aspects, apparent processes of overlapping and misunderstanding, capabilities and limitations, and the nonchalant co-existence of all these things. These are viewed from the outside, independent of shape and circumstance. The stranger´s gaze gains an outlook of confident curiosity.

The name of the exhibition is inspired by Gustave Flaubert´s account on his undertaking in writing. Flaubert aimed for a language that is simultaneously precise, simple and harmonious. He was to be mindful to a range of versatile aspects in it, such as delicate variations in rhythm, resemblance and association within sound and manifest content. That is, treating the style, form and semantic as inseparable. Oddly enough, Flaubert describes this being down to a specific, concrete factor: that of choosing the "right" word.


Miklos Gaál (b.1974, Espoo) uses video and photography in a variety of ways to investigate the nature of seeing and experiencing. Gaál received a degree in Photography from Helsinki´s University of Art and Design (TaiK) in 2004 and later participated in a residential programme at Amsterdam´s Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten from 2008 to 2009. In 2015, he completed a research Masters in Artistic Research at the University of Amsterdam´s Department of Art History. Gaál´s works have been displayed in solo and joint exhibitions since 2000 and they are included in a number of Finnish and international public collections.

With gratitude to the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse and Arts Promotion Centre Finland for the support in realising the exhibition works
Siirry sivun alkuun
gaal/2016/MIKLOS_GAAL_Let_Me_Think_Why_It_is_Like_That_2012_

Let Me Think Why It is Like That, 2012
silk screen print
4 x 29,7 x 21 cm
edition 1/1

gaal/2016/MIKLOS_GAAL_Something_is_Wrong_2012_

Something is Wrong, 2012
silk screen print
4 x 29,7 x 21 cm
edition 1/1

gaal/2016/MIKLOS_GAAL_It_s_Because_There_is_No_Conclusion_2012_

It's Because There is No Conclusion, 2012
silk screen print
3 x 29,7 x 21 cm
edition 1/1

gaal/2016/MIKLOS_GAAL_Ah_Yeahyeahyeahyeah_2013_-

Ah, Yeahyeahyeahyeah, 2013
silk screen print
4 x 29,7 x 21 cm
edition 1/1

gaal/2016/MIKLOS_GAAL_What_Do_I_Do_with_That_Information_2012_

What Do I Do with That Information, 2012
silk screen print
5 x 29,7 x 21 cm
edition 1/1

gaal/2016/MIKLOS_GAAL_I_Don_t_Remember_Right_Now_2012_

I Don't Remember Right Now, 2012
silk screen print
4 x 29,7 x 21 cm
edition 1/1

gaal/2016/MIKLOS_GAAL_Spring_2013

Spring, 2013
c-print
2 x 116,5 x 89,5 cm
edition 5 + 2 AP

gaal/2016/MIKLOS_GAAL_Notebook-slides-2002-2016

Notebook (2003-2016), 2016
HD video projection
156 slides
edition 1/1

gaal/2016/MIKLOS_GAAL_yleiskuva_1_2016

The Right Word, 2016
installation view

gaal/2016/MIKLOS_GAAL_yleiskuva_2_2016

The Right Word, 2016
installation view

gaal/2016/MIKLOS_GAAL_yleiskuva_3_2016

The Right Word, 2016
installation view

 
 
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