Out of Time
Victoria Gallery & Museum, University of Liverpool
Thursday 17th November, 2016, 5.30 - 7.30 p.m.
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To be opened by Prof. Doug Clelland
Emeritus Professor of Architecture
Liverpool John Moores University
Out of Time invites you to join Andrew Fekete on this journey through his paintings, drawings and diaries, starting with his formative years in Liverpool and ending with his final, unfinished image.
Victoria Gallery & Museum website
Out of Time
18th November 2016 – 22nd April 2017
Victoria Gallery and Museum
Ashton Street, Liverpool L69 3DR, United Kingdom
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Andrew Fekete arrived at the University of Liverpool in September 1972 to pursue his studies in Architecture. Just fourteen years later he would be dead, his life tragically cut short by an AIDS-related illness. Yet during these few brief years, he embarked on a remarkable voyage of self-discovery through his prolific painting and writing.
Fekete was both fascinated and troubled by his inner life and the mental lives of others. He often went without sleep for days to induce a trance-like state in which to create his paintings. The images he produced are visual representations of the landscapes of his mind: mysterious, frightening and beautiful. The paintings became both self-expression and self-therapy.
In Memoriam -
Leggate Theatre, Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool
Friday 18 November
Ticketing free by application on this website.
Reflections on themes relating to LGBT issues by Jonathan Blake, Dr. Alan Greaves, Rev. Donald Reeves, and hosted by Will Smith to coincide with the launch of “The Quest for Gold” - a collection of autobiographical writings of Andrew Fekete, edited by Peter Fekete.
Dramatization of readings from the Novel under the creative direction of Homotopia. Director: Ed. Curry. Production sponsored by Unison.
Read more about the symposium and production
The Quest for Gold
Edited by Peter Fekete
Liverpool University Press
The Quest for Gold is an edited version of writings by visionary Andrew Fekete – a painter, architect, poet and writer, who died in 1986 from an Aids-related illness. Andrew, flâneur, walked the city; he was a man whose writings, to adapt the words of Baudelaire, serve as a mirror as vast as the crowd itself. This anthology, collated by his brother Peter, comprises key works from Andrew Fekete’s opus, and deals with his development as an artist, his visions and his experiment in Jungian alchemy – the intentional creation of visionary experiences to manifest unconscious archetypes to consciousness. The title is taken from an autobiographical novella that Andrew wrote in 1982, with extracts from his diaries also provided. The culmination of the anthology is the poem Punishment for the Transgressors in which Andrew confronts his impending death, thereby illustrating the connection between art and life. The work, which is open to multiple interpretations, is witty and entertaining, dramatic and engaging, full of deep sentiment and self-reflection. We journey with Andrew in his Quest for Gold that occurs against the background of his sexuality and his membership of the gay community. We see into the mind of a man undertaking an experiment in the exploration of what Jung calls the contents of the collective unconscious in an attempt at self-healing and expansion of consciousness.
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