Andrea Éva Győri: Talking to Breasts

18. 12. 2020 - 21. 3. 2021

Karlin Studios, Prvního pluku 2, Praha
 
curator: Caroline Krzyszton
 
 
Firstly due to the pandemic logistics in which art institutions are now working with, it was decided with Andrea Éva Győri we would present two series of drawings and, in the largest proportion of the 200 m2 space, her five video works, for the first time presented all together. After viewing all the short films I would not characterize this choice as a practical one anymore, but definitely as a very strong conceptual one, as all videos, presenting five narrations of one story in fact, complemented with the presence of the drawings in two built-up houses inside the gallery, would definitely empower the viewer's understanding of Andrea Eva Győri's work as a whole.

All videos are spread in the gallery space and projected in synchrony, each of their soundtrack being whispered through small bluetooth speakers, and at the same time, thanks to the gallery's echo, all five sounds are hearable at the same time as the continuous background of the visit. This background is the interconnection of five singular stories, five lines of narrations losing their chronology to combine indifferently the present, past and future of the artist to shape a rather metaphysical reflexion upon the interdependencies between body and mind, interpretation of (self) love, what is the place of the body in our conception of femininity and consequently what is left of this concept once the question of the body has failed / is irrelevant. 

  

 

This exhibition unfortunately will never be accessible physically to a wider audience due to the pandemic situation running in the end of 2020 and beginning of 2021, as the Czech government didn't allow us to open galleries for three full months, and probably longer. As accompanying documentation, the gallery is releasing a filmed guided tour through the show, as one possible attempt to experience the show within its architecture. 

 

 

Videos

 

1.

Andrea Éva Győri - PUNKHAIRDO RITUAL

Video, Sound, 14:21 min., 2018

Commissioned by Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art, Middelburg, NL

 

2.

Andrea Éva Győri  - TALKING TO BREASTS

Video, Sounds, 45:46 min., 2018

Commissioned by Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art, Middelburg, NL

 

3.

Andrea Éva Győri - Mom Makes the Bed

HD Video, 7 minutes, 16:9, 2017

 

4.

Andrea Éva Győri  - NULLBREASTCHEST RITUAL

Video, Sound, 14:14 min., 2018

Commissioned by Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art, Middelburg, NL

 

5. 

Andrea Éva Győri - Chestmassage

HD, 16:9, color, 10 min, 2019

 

Drawings

 

1.

Andrea Éva Győri - CHESTSENSITIVITY

Series of 15 drawings, Watercolour and pencil on paper, 21 x 29,7 cm

 

2. 

Andrea Éva Győri - Between the Itchy Nose and Refreshing Program

Series of 9 drawings, Watercolour and pencil on paper, 36 x 48 cm