Exhibition of graphics and painting Szeifried Zoltán, Kisvárda (HU): “From the life of the knight king Saint Ladislaus” (27.04-17.05)

Three openings at the weekend in the fortress of Oradea

The International Association “Euro Foto Art” (AIEFA) has prepared under the patronage of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), recognized by UNESCO for the 13th edition. The European Photography Festival and the 32nd edition of Festum Varadinum organized by the “Varadinum” Foundation of Oradea in partnership with Summit Agro Romania and the Association for the Promotion of Tourism in Oradea and Region (APTOR) three art exhibitions. The exhibitions were opened at the end of last week in the three Galleries of the EFA Exhibition Centre in the Medieval Fortress of Oradea. The audience present at the three events was welcomed by the photographer Ștefan Tóth István AFIAP, ESFIAP, president of AIEFA and curator of the exhibitions. The first opening took place in the Gallery “Mezey Lajos” on Friday, April 26, 2024, at 18:00 in the presence of the photographer Hős Norbert from Subotica (SRB), creative member of the Hungarian Photographic Society of the Carpathian Basin (KMFT), who exhibits in his solo exhibition entitled “Metamorphosis” 73 photographs, comprising several genres of photographic art: portraits, macro-photographs, landscapes, creative and abstract photographs. The exhibited images can also be viewed on the new AIEFA website: https://eurofotoart.ro/expo-personala-hos-norbert-srb-intitulata-metamorfoza/ During the opening, the art critic Dr. Ramona Novicov, honorary member of AIEFA, appreciated the courage of the exhibiting photographers to tackle different challenging subjects in terms of photography and the artistic value of the exhibits. “From several of the exhibited photographs radiates a “challenging” mysticism that compels the visitor to get closer and discover the details hidden in these dark areas of the images”. The photographer stressed in his speech that he felt honoured to be able to exhibit in the gallery named after the first photographer from Oradea. The second opening took place also on Friday at 19:00 in the “Matei Stegerean” Gallery in the presence of the photographer Ótos Annabella from Novi-Sad (SRB), creative member of the Hungarian Photographic Society of the Carpathian Basin (KMFT), on the occasion of the opening of the personal exhibition entitled “First meeting with Vivien”, which includes a selection of 56 black and white photographs, showing a birth at home. Part of the exhibition, which is aimed at the over-18s, can also be viewed on the International Association’s website: https://eurofotoart.ro/expo-personala-otos-annabella-srb-intitulata-prima-intilnire-cu-vivien/. The photographer stressed in her speech that she had experienced an unprecedented event in her life, which meant a whole day of sleepless nights with camera in hand to capture the most representative images”.  At the end of the opening, the AIEFA President presented the two exhibiting photographers with the AIEFA Patron and FIAP Auspices Certificate. The third exhibition entitled “From the Life of the Knight King St. Ladislaus” was opened on Saturday 27 April 2024 at 17:00 in the “Ștefan Vilidár István” Gallery of the EFA Exhibition Centre. On the shelves of the well-known gallery were installed 31 graphic works and 5 paintings inspired by the life of the knight king St. Ladislaus, made by the artist Szeifried Zoltán from Kisvárda (HU). “In my graphic series and paintings, I show Ladislaus I from his birth to his election as king. I have completed his biography with a link to the region of Kisvárda. This was the place where King Ladislaus stopped and defeated the invading prince Kutesk Kun in 1085. To commemorate the glorious victory, he founded a church in Kisvárda in honour of the apostles St Peter and St Paul, which I have also immortalised, along with named events such as a battle scene, the miracle of the spring and his deliverance at Torda”, the exhibiting artist pointed out in his speech. The musical moments of the three openings, transmitted online at https://www.facebook.com/EFAExhibitionCenterOradea, were offered by Sándor József Thurzó, a violinist from Oradea and a representative of the Sola Fide Community and Cultural Association (SFKKE), who performed the pieces “Ave maris stella” by Liszt Ferenc, “Ave Maria” by S. Sasha Kovacevic, “Largo for viola” by Dankó János (at the first opening), “Berceuse” by Zsolt Nándor, “Lament” by Lányi Ernő, “Arie in preclassical style” by Macalik Alfréd (at the second opening) and “Moderato” by Eszláry Erzsébet, “Lied” by Bihari Sándor and “Dance” by Bartók Béla (at Saturday’s opening). It is to be appreciated that the photographs, graphics and paintings exhibited will also be available for viewing on the screens of Oradea’s public transport, thanks to the protocol concluded between AIEFA and OTL SA. The new exhibitions will remain available to the public until 17 May 2024. On Mondays and Wednesdays from 09:30 to 18:00, and on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 to 14:00. The exhibition in the “Ștefan Vilidár István” Gallery can be viewed daily from 08:00 – 20:00 Public access to all exhibitions is free of charge!

Exhibited images