Stays Between Us
2016. 10. 26. /// 15:23
The solo exhibition ‘Stays between us’ was open from 3 September to 16 October, 2016, in Ferenczy Museum, Szentendre. The show was part of the Art Capital 2016 Festival, Szentendre, Hungary.
“In her photo series Family Drawing (2008–2013) and In Between (2013–2014), as well as in her earlier work Orando et laborando or her recent series of the Folk Song Choir of Vámosprécs, she focuses on the human relationships between the members of a group. Viola Fátyol researches the inner life of the family, the smallest community that is given for all of us. Nevertheless her passionate devotion to this theme cannot be regarded as art for art’s sake. The photographer needs to be courageous and able to see through her models to portray highly personal contents such as family bonds and memories. In her photos, past and present are cast on each other. The artist’s self-portrait evolves from the time travel during which subtle but sometimes embarrassing iconographical allusions appear, depicting the question of self-definition in a broader context.
The selection on display at the current exhibition has been perhaps the most extensive so far. The two broken series correspond to each other. Her earliest photo series Open Secret, in which she first dealt with the theme, is exhibited again after a long time. After examining several aspects of her starting point, Fátyol reveals general relations that are well-known to the viewer.”