Thursday, July 9, 2015

Backstage in Budapest
























My "Backstage" film at the "Self-interpretations" exhibition in Budapest / opening today at 7pm, at Studio Gallery.

Fiatal Képzőművészek Stúdiója
Rottenbiller utca 35, Budapest

Foucault. Butler. A young man in the bathtub. Sitting in a fetal position his legs against the slippery walls with little space. The naked body is his, I guess, and maybe the woman’s body too sitting on a chair, but tight lines shove into her flesh, the bloodless skin is tight on her arms and belly too. It’s personal. Systematic discrimination. The clothes are comfortable, cotton, it’s sleeves are sewed to the side. How to reach them? Every morning beginning from the start, going centimeter by centimeter, reaching oneself further and closer in the same time. Familiar moves. Their space is private. Staring, roosters are sitting on the boy’s arms, their freely hanging, red wattles are erotic.

With the questioning of the stability of identity categories and philosophical axioms obtained through socialization, furthermore with the reveal of the arbitrary nature of moral value judgements, we can clearly see that self-realization is a constant, performative act. The exhibition hosts eight young artists’ intimate, often self-reflective works intended for the public. The pieces examine the complex relationship between personal and aesthetic, while the wider socio-cultural context of the topics can give way to a new interpretation of our discourse of bodies and roles.

Participating artists: Flóra Aranyi [HU], Anna Ádám [HU], Jakub Ceglarz [PL/UK], Ádám Dallos [HU], Karol Radziszewski [PL], Roland Korponovics [HU], Zsuzsanna Simon [HU], Róbert Szabó-Benke [HU]

Curators of the exhibition: Zsuzsanna Iricsek, Jan Elantkowski

The exhibition is open from July 9th until July 16th.

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