Künstlerhaus für Kunst und Medien, Graz
23.06. – 07.09.2017
curators: Sandro Droschl, Áron Fenyvesi
artists:Imre Bak, Sári Ember, János Fajó, Andreas Fogarasi, Péter Tamás Halász, György Jovánovics, Tamás Kaszás, Zsófia Keresztes, Ilona Keserü Ilona, Adrian Kiss, Ádám Kokesch, Tamás Komóroczky, László Lakner, Little Warsaw, Mira Dalma Makai, Dóra Maurer, István Nádler, Márton Nemes, Péter Puklus, Klára Rudas, Gergő Szinyova, Zsolt Tibor, Ádám Ulbert, Júlia Vécsei
Sári Ember (*1985, São Paulo) graduated with a degree in photography from the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design in Budapest. Recently, her interest has been drawn toward more abstract images and the creation of hybrid images through the examination and consequent deconstruction of such classic photographic genres as portraiture. She even partially abandoned her anthropological approach toward photography for the sake of her investigations into this topic. Ember displays a series of unframed paper collages and C-prints with a group of small-scale sculptures made of different materials. The key focus of her series of works is on pushing the boundary conditions of the shape of a face to abstract limits. She purposefully employs silhouettes to examine the relationships and boundaries between the image and the spatial object. Ember occupies a strong position on the borderline of anthropomorphic abstraction, deriving her inspiration from the process of producing photographs without a camera.