2001. Knoll Galéria, Budapest
The installation called "Objects" consists both a photo series
and the objects themselves. The "Objects", decorative porcelain
figurines taken from its everyday context , are "ready mades".
The found "Objects" photographed carrying the original meaning,
the stylistic and atmospheric elements of the figurines grows
with new layers of meanings. The simplified title gives several
parallel alternatives for the viewer. Inspite of this, the peculiar
atmosphere of the porcelain figurines, becomes the crucial principle
under the layers of the aesthetic and the conceptual. The exhibited
work uses one of the characteristic technique of postmodernism:
appropriating, which also can be a reference to a definite style.
In the installation, the philistine sentimentality and grace which
characterized the XIX century's Biedermeier style, transforms
into a new form. The figurines in its original context delights
by pretentious effects lost its inherent kitschy nature, but the
grace is left: to keep looking at the objects is a pleasure. The
over repeated genre of the porcelain figurines allows to render
the private into the public realm, it recalls a personal experience.
The other basic feature of the "original contexts" is its effects
on our emotions: the figurines are referring to the personal realm.,
and they have they own history. In the work of "Objects" this
history is not the history of the single objets but a personal
history. It is a symbolic reference to the autobiographical voice
comes from gazing and photographing the porcelain figurines.