Tom Volkaert and Zsófia Keresztes at ENA Viewing Space

Artists: Tom Volkaert, Zsófia Keresztes

Exhibition title: Sunbaked Thirst With Love

Curated by: Peter Bencze

Venue: ENA Viewing Space, Budapest, Hungary

Date: June 1 – August 11, 2019

Photography: © Aron Weber, all images copyright and courtesy of the artists, Everybody Needs Art

“A work of art does not need an explanation. The work has to speak for itself. The work may be subject to many interpretations, but only one was in the mind of the artist. Some artists say to make the work readable for the public is an artist’s responsibility, but I don’t agree with that. The only responsibility to be absolutely truthful to the self. My work disturbs people and nobody wants to be disturbed They are not fully aware of the effect my work has on them, but they know it is disturbing.”

-Louise Bourgeois

Weights of empathy as metaphor for heavy tears,
Smiling ashtray standing on two legs,
Eyes like carnivorous plants with empty belly,
Chasing the snail, which will make it to the finish line (anyway),
Sunburnt red totem with claws in the corner,
Guarded by thirsty twins on top,
Facing with a petrified bowl of Minestrone.

-Peter Bencze