For the exhibition entitled “Objects of reference” the artists Beatrix Szörényi (HU/DE) and Katarina Šević (HU/SRB) are presenting a mise-en-scène like installation which calls on the visitors to make themselves conformable and to contemplate the dialogue of the artists about the difference and similarities in artistic approaches, working methods and personal backgrounds, manifested through their objects. For this occasion they are also presenting a publication revealing their object-related ideas, referring to the histories of art, craft and design and roles of objects in the construction of the narratives.The exhibition in etc. gallery prolongs the cooperation between Szörényi and Šević that was initiated by the curator Eszter Lázár (HU) and started in 2011, through the exhibition “The age of References” in Budapest, which dealt with the motivations, processes and roles of making and thinking.
Katarina Šević (born 1979) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. In her work she focuses on various kinds of observation and communication and on the relations between private and public. She focuses on different strategies of research being interested in social relationships and norms. Her shows have taken place in Studio Gallery in Budapest, Apexart in New York, Škuc Gallery in Ljubljana or Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade.
Beatrix Szörényi (born 1976) graduated from Academy of Fine Art in Budapest and is a recipient of the Klára Herzeg Award for young artists. She focuses on processes of symbolization – her visual language depicts objects so that their usual function is suspended and the viewer is invited to associate freely. Her works have been exhibited in Žilina-Zárečie in Slovakia, Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow, her last show (in collaboration with Katarina Šević) took place in Karton Gallery in Budapest.