Saturday, 10 September 2011

Barricade of Dreams

Oh how I've missed the smell of fresh white paint and red wine! On Thursday the 8th of September I went along to the opening of the Trafó gallery's latest exhibition 'Barricade of Dreams' curated by Áron Fenyvesi.

Featuring five exhibiting artists, the new show examines the complex aspects of Eastern European identity. 

Igor and Ivan Baharov explored the exhibition's theme by producing a super8 film entitled Rudderless, inspired by István Domonkos' 1971 poem of the same name. The poem's stanzas focus on the role of minorities and immigrants in contemporary society, which Igor and Ivan then translate into an eerie and noir-ish short film full of surrealist imagery.

Mikyta Svätopluk created large installation full of historical images from the 20th century which he collages together and manipulates with analogue techniques. The resulting pieces blend together political iconography and kitsch, vintage images accompanied by Socialist and other Eastern-European nationalist symbols.

To learn more about the exhibition and opening times, visit the Trafó website.
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