Dorottya Vékony at aqb Project Space

20.02.2019

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, Average Deviation, installation view. Courtesy of Aron Weber, the artist and aqb Project Space. Photo by Aron Weber.

Dorottya Vékony (1985, lives and works in Budapest) 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.

Dorottya Vékony, When it happened I was there_Burning Shoes 2018-2019. Archiv inkjet print, variable dimension. Courtesy of Aron Weber, the artist and aqb Project Space.
Dorottya Vékony, When it happened I was there_Dorottya, 2018-2019. Archiv inkjet print, variable dimension. Courtesy of Aron Weber, the artist and aqb Project Space.
Dorottya Vékony, When it happened I was there_Judit, 2018-2019. Archiv inkjet print, variable dimension. Courtesy of Aron Weber, the artist and aqb Project Space.
Dorottya Vékony, When it happened I was there_Sculpture 2018-2019. Archiv inkjet print, variable dimension. Courtesy of Aron Weber, the artist and aqb Project Space.
Dorottya Vékony, Average Deviation, installation view. Courtesy of Aron Weber, the artist and aqb Project Space. Photo by Aron Weber.
Dorottya Vékony, Average Deviation, installation view. Courtesy of Aron Weber, the artist and aqb Project Space. Photo by Aron Weber.
Dorottya Vékony, Average Deviation, installation view. Courtesy of Aron Weber, the artist and aqb Project Space. Photo by Aron Weber.
Dorottya Vékony, Average Deviation, installation view. Courtesy of Aron Weber, the artist and aqb Project Space. Photo by Aron Weber.
Dorottya Vékony, Average Deviation, installation view. Courtesy of Aron Weber, the artist and aqb Project Space. Photo by Aron Weber.
Dorottya Vékony, Average Deviation, installation view. Courtesy of Aron Weber, the artist and aqb Project Space. Photo by Aron Weber.
Dorottya Vékony, Average Deviation, installation view. Courtesy of Aron Weber, the artist and aqb Project Space. Photo by Aron Weber.
Dorottya Vékony, Average Deviation, installation view. Courtesy of Aron Weber, the artist and aqb Project Space. Photo by Aron Weber.
Dorottya Vékony, Average Deviation, installation view. Courtesy of Aron Weber, the artist and aqb Project Space. Photo by Aron Weber.
Dorottya Vékony, Average Deviation, installation view. Courtesy of Aron Weber, the artist and aqb Project Space. Photo by Aron Weber.
Dorottya Vékony, Average Deviation, installation view. Courtesy of Aron Weber, the artist and aqb Project Space. Photo by Aron Weber.
Dorottya Vékony, Average Deviation, installation view. Courtesy of Aron Weber, the artist and aqb Project Space. Photo by Aron Weber.
Dorottya Vékony, Average Deviation, installation view. Courtesy of Aron Weber, the artist and aqb Project Space. Photo by Aron Weber.
Dorottya Vékony, Average Deviation, installation view. Courtesy of Aron Weber, the artist and aqb Project Space. Photo by Aron Weber.
Dorottya Vékony, Average Deviation, installation view. Courtesy of Aron Weber, the artist and aqb Project Space. Photo by Aron Weber.

Info
Dorottya Vékony: Average Deviation
27 Jan-17 Mar 2019
Curated by Peter Bencze

aqb Project Space
Nagytétényi út 48-50,
1222 Budapest
T +36 70 455-4040, +36 30 456-3222

✍️ Text provided by the organisers

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