I hold the table with my hands instead of the broken legs

Accompanying program

2022.11.11. 19:00 / Trafóclub

2022.11.25. 16:00 - 19:00 / Trafó Gallery

2022.12.02. 18:00 / Trafóclub
Opening: 2022/10/28 19:00
On view:  2022/10/29 - 2022/12/04

Exhibiting artists: Eva Giolo, Eszter Kállay Eszter and Luca Markó, Rory Pilgrim, Lilla Szász, Adéla Součková, Sophie Utikal

Curator: Flóra Gadó

The handout of the exhibition can be downloaded from here.

The starting point for the exhibition is the double crisis of our time: the care crisis on the one hand and the Covid-19 pandemic on the other. The care crisis has led to structural problems, such as the erosion of the social care system, which led to a further increase in the shift of responsibility from the state to the individual. This is closely linked to the physical and mental health problems that arose in the wake of the pandemic. The exhibition poses the questions: how has our image of care, including care for ourselves, for others, and for our environment, changed in light of all of this in recent decades? What different modes and forms can care take, and what alternatives methods, including communal ones, can be formulated for them? How does caring and care work relate to those involved in it and how do these relations constantly shift?

On the one hand, the artworks of the exhibition acknowledge and illustrate the different forms of caring, care work as the often invisible work of women and the difficulties associated with both. On the other hand, they prompt a long-needed rethinking of these processes, for example by reminding us  that situations involving care tend to blur the boundaries between the self and others, or by drawing attention to the systemic problems that can emerge from neglected individual narratives.

The title of the exhibition is a quote from the poem of Eszter Kállay entitled Wax.

Assistant curator: Benedek Farkas

Supported by: National Cultural Fund of Hungary, Czech Centre Budapest, Inda Gallery, Káli Kövek, Foreign Office of the Government of Flanders, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Special thanks: Collegium Hungaricum Berlin

The exhibition is created in the framework of the Liberty international partnership with the support of the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.

Image cover: Sophie Utikal: Paralysis (Holding On), 2020 (detail)
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