János Sugár

Kairos vs Expeditus

08. sept – 03. okt. 2007

Expeditus of Melitene, saint and martyr of 4th Century, patron of examinees, schoolboys and navigators. St. Expeditus is invoked in urgent cases and for prompt solutions, especially in the settlement of business and legal proceedings. In traditional iconography, he is depicted as a classical warrior with a palm and a cross. "Hodie" (today) is written on the cross. With his feet, St. Expeditus crushes a crow that is croaking "cras" (tomorrow), meaning that we must not wait until tomorrow for undertaking, and therefore we must make the future present.

Kairos, in the Greek mythology the youngest son of Zeus, is the god for the favourable moment, fortunate opportunity or the right moment. According to ancient Greeks, Kairos was the god of the "fleeting moment," " a favorable opportunity opposing the fate of man." The moment must be grasped (by the tuft of hair on the forehead of the fleeing figure), otherwise the moment is gone and can not be re-captured (shown by the back of head being bald.) He carries scales and shearing knife, for making and balancing the right decision, and acting by cutting off an opportunity instantaneously.

exhibition view
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