Kata Tranker

  • Hungary (b. 1989 in Székesfehérvár)
  • Currently in Budapest, Hungary.


Dough works

Dough works

  • 2017

  • Csaladi 20rom
  • Mp17
  • Mp16
  • Mp18
  • Mp5v
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    Unaccounted perpetuity - "Leopold Bloom" | 2017

Human desire to be immortal is ancient as human itself. According to antique culture and romantic aesthetics overcoming death is possible via reaching perfection. To reach infinity we need to create beautiful artworks - that’s what the poem Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats also says in 1819. Beautiful artworks represent ‘the truth’ because if something is true it must be beautiful as well. Nowadays this idea seems to be overly naive. We believe neither in truth nor in beauty, big notions became nonsense. We just want to survive. In our romantic minutes we have nostalgia for ruins - as Andreas Huyssen writes in 2006 - because they show us the irreversibility of time. But they also remind us of our fate: the time we live in will be disappearing and only ruins will remain. ___________________________________________________________________________ My exhibition tries to give a last chance to beauty helping us to overcome our fate. I used quotes from antique greek culture in objects like vases or sculptures. We look at antique artworks admiringly because of their perfection but in this case their replicas haven’t got much to do with beauty. PET bottles vases, salt-flour dough sculptures and ruins are shown. We can feel only the longing for something far away and the bitter truth of our temporality. ______________________________________________________________________________ Other part of the exhibition shows paper collages with scientific (or pseudo-scientific) references. Different mathematical figures are used here as metaphors showing how we imagine system of life.