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Exhibition of Young Photographers Opens at Modem

In an unrecognizable system of memory, landscapes are nodes. These are places where multiple roads or lines meet. Marcell Piti and Lilla Váczi are young artists, both born in the Great Plain, brought to an exhibition space by the Youth Photography Studio and the close and active creative relationship with their birthplace.

The environment in which they grow up is fundamentally different from the present, so the memory of the home is sharply separated from the present. Their works investigate the gestures inherited from generations and their attitudes towards nature.

The photo series and installation of Piti Marcell named “Fatherland” are about abandoned homesteads. As we progress through space, documentary images are replaced first by an installation of a 360-degree panoramic image and three beams, and then by abstract object photographs. After documenting the decaying farm world, some personal objects of Marcell Piti emerge from the environment giving them new meanings. The heterogeneous connection of the object culture of the human world to nature is expressed in the photographs.

The photo series and installation of Piti Marcell named “Fatherland” are about abandoned homesteads. As we progress through space, documentary images are replaced first by an installation of a 360-degree panoramic image and three beams, and then by abstract object photographs. After documenting the decaying farm world, some personal objects of Marcell Piti emerge from the environment giving them new meanings. The heterogeneous connection of the object culture of the human world to nature is expressed in the photographs.

There where the man is much more vulnerable to nature, the tiny struggles and boundaries that we cross all the time stand out more clearly. However, Marcell Piti’s artwork only describes it from the outside, based on his memories and his own research, as he no longer lives in this world. His personal grief unfolds in connection with his past in this universal theme that he feels through the loss of people missing from his home image.

Two works by Lilla Váczi can be seen in the exhibition; an agricultural film tent installation and a video work. She dealt with the artificial environment and the metaphor of the fertility of the earth in these two works, as well as with the legacy of caring for the earth. The earth scattered in the tent and the sound effects reinforce the dissonance we can feel in connection with man’s intervention in nature in the seemingly harmonious view of a landscape.

The exhibition can be visited from 6 September to 4 October.

Source: https://visitdebrecen.com/hu/hot-now/fiatal-fotomuveszek-kiallitasa-nyilik-a-modem-ben/

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