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Eszter Szabó: Double Take

Eszter Szabó's works deal with ordinary details of everyday situations that are so familiar that they almost become invisible. Vulnerability, inertia, weariness, as well as unattainable desires to be perfect is a general theme that returns in her animated paintings.

Date :

26.08.2016 until 09.10.2016

Eszter Szabó: Double Take

Dates

27 August ‒ 9 October, 2016: Exhibition
in the gallery on the ground floor
Opening hours: Tu ‒ Sa 2‒7 pm, Su + holidays 10 am‒7 pm
Ikon barrierefrei The exhibition spaces and the café are accessible to the disabled.

26 August, Friday 7 pm: Exhibition OPENING
Shuttle bus from Freising Station to the House of Art: 6.30 ‒ 7 pm; return: 8.50 pm

  • Greeting: Friederike Steinberger, vice president of the District County
  • Introduction: Prof. Dr. Andreas Kühne, art historian
The opening takes place together with the opening of the exhibition Tatjana Utz: Showtime.

27 September, Tuesday 5 pm: meetingpoint+art
Guided tour through the exhibition with Alexandra M. Hoffmann

1 October, Saturday 4 pm: KUNST#TAG 043 SCIENCE
Presentation by Prof. Dr. Barbara Vinken, LMU Munich, about fashion and gender.  

The entry to the exhibition and the accompanying programmes is free.

 

View in the exhibition

Pictures: Marco Einfeldt

About the exhibition Double Take 

Eszter Szabó's works deal with ordinary details of everyday situations that are so familiar that they almost become invisible. She researches manifestations of social processes and the origins of public opinion. Vulnerability, inertia, weariness, as well as unattainable desires to be perfect is a general theme that returns in her animated paintings.

Works on display:

In 2053

In 2053 is part of a series dealing with old age and near future. It is a phantasmagoria about today’s young generation in their late 70’s around the 2050’s. Deriving from the observation that people’s personalities and ideologies tend to stay the same as when they were young the video attempts to imagine the elderly version of today’s teens. The series contains several small sized aquarelles and 5 detailed portraits of imaginary characters painted in oil. Based on these portraits was created a 5 channel video animation, that is an interview with these characters. 

on display > Video loops, HD, 8 min. each, 2010

 

Dispenser of Delights

Dispenser of Delights is a group of works - paintings, a video installation and a lenticular image. It is a research on credulity, indifference, apathy and infantility and on the reasons and mechanisms of the "willing to believe". The background of the images are photos of real estate advertisements that were downloaded from the internet. The protagonists are invented characters that are painted and animated. We see them while they exercise self-healing, rebirth, purification, being beautiful or simply just 'good'. These absurd pastimes are charged with a strange mixture of religion, shamanism and international esotery. 

on display > Oil on print, 60cm x 40 cm each, 2014

  • Waterprogramming
  • In Bed
  • The Bluebell lamp
  • Healing Hug

Video loop, HD, 4.30 min., 2015

  • The Anatomy of The Flock

The Reconquest of Paradise

The Reconquest of Paradise is a 3 minute long animated loop that depicts an 'idealistic' future of Hungary. It is an exaggerated idyll with a indoctrinatied common taste that many Hungarians share these days. The video contains hints of actuality; displaying nationalistic and folkloric symbols where Christianity is mixed with the world of "ősmagyar"-pagan-shaman-astrological beliefs, full of mysticism and prophecy. The animation is based on a large oil canvas painted in 2011.

on display > Video loop, HD, 3 min.,2011

 

About Eszter Szabó

Eszter Szabó was born in Budapest in 1979, she lives and works in Budapest
www.eszterszabo.hu

Studies:
  • 2014-2016: Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, France
  • 2000-2006: Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, painting
Stipends and artist-in-residences:
  • 2015: MÖB stipend
  • 2013: Derkovits stipend
  • 2012: Artist in Residence: Triangle Arts, New York
  • 2010: Artist in Residence: Jeunnes Création Européenne, Paris
  • 2010: Artist in Residence: Artists Unlimited, Bielefeld
  • 2010: Derkovits stipend
  • 2006: Salzburg Summer Academy, Workshop with Shirin Neshat
  • 2006:Caran d’Ache – Corwell Award
  • 2004: Erasmus stipend, Le Mans
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