Kinga-Noémi Ács – Affectio

hu | eng

date: 08th – 25th of November 2018.
opening: 7pm 08th of November 2018.

curator: Eliza Grisztel

In her works, artist Ács Kinga-Noémi reaches out to the heterogenic forms of the present in the most unusual ways, with the intention of reflecting on the main questions of feminine existence. These objects and installations reveal severe social issues in a playful way, and cause a sense of frustration through a purposeful choice of materials, in a gallery filled to the brim with their presence.

Reacting to the constantly changing effects of the present and even utilizing stereotypically effeminate colours, she presents the two inexhaustible topics of being a woman and the connection to their surroundings and their self-image. The patterns of action we develop – either formed consciously or instinctively as a reaction to society or the internet – cause our faith and relationship with ourselves to crumble. This leads to a neverending search for approval by others.

These pieces reflect on the impulses generated by the world wide web. The title is insightful, since affectio is the latin word for stimulus. If we google the usual questions and expressions like “beauty”, “perfect body”, “how do I know if he loves me” or “how should I act around my crush?”, we get an infinite amount of answers from all kinds of sources, although they often are far-removed from reality. It’s like the telephone game: we whispered words to each other, and the further they got, the more jumbled up and meaningless they became.

The trends manipulating society shift day by day thanks to the lighting-fast flow of data, thus society becomes a disfigured reflection of the internet. These trends set our relationships with others and ourselves by showing us ever-changing idols we aspire to become if we want to be sewn into the fabric of society. The mirror-like material used repeatedly represents our disjointed existence. The ceaseless need for approval causes a frustration that leads to a false body image, a lack of self-love and the constant questioning of what it means to be a woman.

photo: Barnabás Neogrády – Kiss

photo: Barnabás Neogrády – Kiss

photo: Barnabás Neogrády – Kiss

photo: Barnabás Neogrády – Kiss

photo: Barnabás Neogrády – Kiss

photo: Barnabás Neogrády – Kiss

photo: Barnabás Neogrády – Kiss

photo: Barnabás Neogrády – Kiss

photo: Géza Talabér

photo: Géza Talabér

photo: Géza Talabér

photo: Géza Talabér

photo: Géza Talabér

photo: Géza Talabér

photo: Géza Talabér

 

 

article on the exhibition: https://marieclaire.hu/kultura/2018/11/19/kiallitasra-hivunk-rozsaszin-elszenvedes/?fbclid=IwAR24PboAWQQmiGwGgC1t9LYUrMTbyaG78khAKXwwDISXIUZfczD0IR8UdBM

 more pictures of the exhibition opening here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TelepGaleria/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2244562212221275&__tn__=-UCH-R

 fb event of the exhibiton: https://www.facebook.com/events/498369480644986/

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