|01/27/2019 17:00 (Sun)
|01/27 - 02/10/2019
|Wednesday – Saturday
|15:00 – 18:00
Dorottya Vékony – Average Deviation @ aqb Project Space
Curated by Peter Bencze
Opening: 27th January 2019, Sunday 17:00
Opening speech: Kata Oltai, art historian, curator, FERi - founder
Duration:: 2019.01.27 – 2019.03.17
An immense labor to which the West has submitted generations in order to produce - while other forms of work ensured the accumulation of capital - men subjection: their constitution as subjects in both senses of the word.”
Michel Foucault: The History of Sexuality, Volume I.
The current exhibition aims to make the spectator observe and be observed at the same time. While we watch others, we are being watched, too. The desire of observing one another, of having insight into the lives of others posits a system of norms based on which we define ourselves compared to others. We want to confirm that we have similar problems as others, that we are better than or just as good as they are. In other words, that we only differ from the average on an average scale.
The exhibition can be divided into smaller units: from a different aspect in each space, works explore how we can describe our body in the most objective manner possible, to represent it without any intimacy whatsoever. Looking at these so-called anti-intimate states, the exhibition examines all the subtle and complex relationships
our physical extension forms with our environment, and how social expectations shape our appearance. Personal stories and critical observations regarding the body are represented at the exhibition along with abstract objects and intertwined sculptural bodies.
Dorottya Vékony (1985) keeps revisiting the theme of the body, whether it is our own or others’, or a collective body consciousness. The body images appearing in her works are primary reflections of our relation to the world, the environment and ourselves, forming a map that carries our history, the traces of our age and our personal stories.
Supported by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary
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