These are not animals, as the title of the exhibition goes. This is highlighted to such an extent because the sculptures by Ágnes Nagy are nevertheless works of art portraying animals. Animal sculptures, we could simply say, but if we take a closer look, we realise that we sure enough never encounter such animals. Neither the centaur, nor the unicorn, or such a horse, lion or rhinoceros.
The anatomy of animals is the point of departure of the sculptures by Ágnes Nagy; however, the final product is not the portrayal of an animal of anatomic purity and precision, but a sculpture that is simultaneously capable of conveying the recognisable characteristics of the animal and the spiritual, cultural or historical experiences associated with the given animal with a sprinkle of humour. The unicorn sculpture has a surface covered with old maps. Terra Antiqua, as the title of the sculpture suggests, in other words ancient land, an almost unknown place littered with secrets and mysteries and, of course, the history of the landscapes portrayed. It is a mysterious and imaginary world, just like the unicorn.
The pipes and pistons protruding in every direction, the mighty body of the hog bearing resemblance to a machine is actually like a motorcycle, a chopper. This is not a sculpture of a hog, but the “Easy Rider” feeling as the title of the sculpture suggests.
These are not animals, but cities, continents, imaginary places that have disappeared, cultures and stories portrayed in the image of animals.