Exhibition opening: 5_11_2015/ 22.00
Exhibition dates: 6_11 – 20_12_2015
The tangibility of our lived present can be best felt by the multiplicity of its representation. In times when the virtual has been elevated to the equivalent of the physical, a representation of the lived (regardless of how artificial) serves us as the best proof of our existence, active presence and/or participation within the social. Representation can take on multiple forms, may it be through metaphor, resemblance or through various forms of reference. Reference and its layering allows for the construction of a wide web of relations, through which a subject/object can be perceived, by which it generates and conveys meaning, or by which it constructs notions of a desired self or a desired product. With the vast quantity of information that penetrates our minds “no man is an island for himself” and no page is in its essence truly blank. The multiplicity of last weeks’, yesterdays’ and todays’ archetypes reject the idea of a singular self and rather suggests a complex web of references, from the symbolic nature of which, the very moment and its subjects are continuously being re-born.
The architecture of a so called new has its base constructed from recycled layers of representation and reference, where one millimetre squared can be perceived as an equivalent to one reference. It is a world of doubles that are multiplied as we speak. rrrefer rejects the idea of an original and with honesty and a pinch of irony questions the depth and nature of references that tickle our ankles as we walk through the cross-referenced surface of the present – a surface where anything has the power to convey everything and where the complex nature of a carefully constructed self is reduced to a series of identifiable and marketable prototypes.
rrrefer brings together a series of newly developed works by Hungarian artist Zsolt Tibor. Tibor is one of the key representatives of contemporary Hungarian artists. His exhibition at Syntax is the first solo presentation of the artists’ work in Portugal.