Now On: Sári Ember: Longlife Exhibition, Ani Molnár Gallery

  • 30 Jun 2017 9:00 AM
Now On: Sári Ember: Longlife Exhibition, Ani Molnár Gallery
Now on until 29 September. Sári Ember’s latest works are close follow-ups on her previous exhibitions, meanwhile from a different, fictive point of view she rediscovers her outlook on the topics of family heritage, procession of the course of the past and people’s relation to objects.

During the exhibition the space of Ani Molnár Gallery becomes an imaginary family’s living room. The objects appearing in the site-specific installation are simultaneously bear functions and act as mere decorations; their shapes are familiar, yet their colours and design remain unusual, even ironic.

In the exhibition space we do not see ‘empty’ self-reflective items, but the stories of an invisible pattern coming to life through a family’s objects.

These masks, ceramics and other objects are related to one another in a peculiar manner; by becoming anthropomorphic they are arranged in series and constellations, meanwhile being seen on the photographs as well, as objects which belong to someone.

Thanks to the layout of the gallery space it can feel like home and like a museum set in the very same time, the elements of which, on the opening day of the exhibition, will leave the bounds of the closed space and come out- in the gallery’s garden too.

Sári Ember (1985) was born in São Paulo, Brazil, currently lives and works in Budapest, Hungary. In 2009 she graduated from Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Crafts (MOME), where she majored in Photography and Visual Communications. During her studies she spent several semesters in the United Kingdom and Slovenia.

She took part in many residency programmes in Brazil, Belgium and the Czech Republic. Her works have been exhibited internationally both in solo and group exhibitions for example in São Paulo, Paris, Lodz, Brno and Budapest. In 2010 she was selected to take part in Contretype residency in Brussels.

Sári Ember deals with the notions of home, community and heritage. Her works are based on the paradoxical duality enclosed in the exhibited pieces. By displaying simple objects and at the same time continuously redefining classical genres like portraiture, still-life and landscape the artworks address questions about the nature of representation.

Opening: 5th July 2017, Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Introduction by: Flóra Gadó, the curator of the exhibition
On view until: 29th September 2017, from Tuesday to Friday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: 22, Bródy Sándor street, Budapest, 1088

Ani Molnár Gallery
1088 Budapest,  Bródy Sándor street  22.
+36 1 327 00 95

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