Works of Panamarenko
The exhibition, Conquering Gravity presents the spectacular and inspiring structures of the Belgian artist, Panamarenko to the Hungarian audience. The significance of the exhibition is that no works of the highly-esteemed artist have ever been able to be seen in the post-socialist sphere.
Panamarenko (Antwerp, 1940) is an exceptional and unclassifiable figure in contemporary art, who has been described as 'one of the great creators of the end of the century'. Artist, Engineer, Poet, Physicist, Inventor and Visionary, and has for thirthy years pursued a singular course of exploration of space, movement, flight, energy and the force of gravity. His work, fusing artistic and technological experiment, takes many forms: aeroplanes, flying carpets, cars, flying saucers, submarines and birds.
Panamarenko has spent the greater part of his life in Antwerp, where he is considered a living legend. Although he has always refused to exchange his seaport town with some foreign metropolis, he has practically conquered the whole world with his impressive and highly inspiring sculptures. Panamarenko neither paints nor sculpts, at least not in the usual sense of those terms. He dreams the way a little boy dreams, enjoying a spiritual freedom which allows him to create his very own universe.