Therapy BlauW /Project 1
The impossibility of attaining complete safety within the speed we are moving at, is one of a story to tell. During this ever-present acceleration, constitutional vulnerability, hindered ability for overview and changing elements of identity prevail. Esther Vörösmarty’s photo series “Stressnesse I & II” can be read as a symbol for such incapacity to withdraw from that speed, with motorbike racing suits emblematizing gravity and distance to one’s own body. The cycle of falling, dying, getting up again, and renewal is also the basis of many therapeutic approaches. Esther Vörösmarty’s photo series “Otonamaki I & II” explores Japanese healing techniques used to relieve or cure psychological and physical injuries whereas the series “Dainesse I & II” shows the attempt to reconnect human with nature. Captured in sculptural images these works attempt to find a method for new forms of living and to reconstruct by a process of deformation and manipulation.
In view of our frantic lives, i was exploring the various interrelations between traditional working methods and long-established conceptions of life, on the one hand, and the technological and general acceleration of our times, on the other, in order to put forward new perspectives on the immanent ambivalences.
Cadavre Exquis /Project 2
The game was published first time in 1927 in La Révolution surréaliste, a french surrealistic Magazine by Andre Breton /Edition Gallimard.
Exquisite Cadaver - cadaver has an impersonal sound and indeed the word is often used for a body whose identity isn't important. Cadere – to fall is not only a metaphoric process in social structure and system of human existence. It looks like the cadaverous features can not be hidden any longer and a new-age social role is about to develop based on new arrangements and knowledge, which equals a radical redefinition.
The method of the game Exquisite Cadaver, the collection of collectively assembled words or images, was chosen as a mechanism of inspiration to visualize reciprocation between consciousness - subconsciousness, reality - fiction, and public – autocrat.
Folding montage as a technique to allow a well-controlled view in particular, exemplify society’s partial cuttings, and consequently comments a collective treatment of the present “sub-realism”.
Women being subjected to the resulting imagery in a passive role, here comes a reassertation of the womans identity of the idea of a different kind of beauty, a more complex and multi faceted femininity, a radical redefinition of the very concept of desire.
Mission, commission, submission- a be born into position or nonreflective order?
The intention Cadvre Exquise is to foreground the metamorphosis of social perception, which is supported by the surrealistic praxis.
To overcome contemporarily constructed relations (relatio rationis) and literally go back to nature. Go back to relatio in natura.
Born in Vienna, Austria, Esther Vörösmarty studied Art & Photography at University of Applied Arts Vienna & FotoK (Fotokunst) in Vienna, Austria.
A Degree in Creative Media is responsible for her depth of critical knowledge & contemporary visual focus, which positions her work among the informed cutting edge.
Esther Vörösmarty does not depend on answers. The Vienna based artist asks the right questions. Reflecting on life, its metaphors and contradictions, she opens our view on gender related physiology and psychology in a most philosophical way, without ever loosing the most precious gift, an individual can obtain, humour.
She is not afraid of imperfections, taboo topics or chliches, but interested in complexities, sensual and idealized questions. Freeing it from stereotypes whilst adding another point of view.
Vörösmartys work explores the surreallistic reading “between the lines” of human life surrounded by state of the art technology and is indeed mesmerizing the spectator, and develops alternative, social perspectives. In my photographic work I am creating a space on the threshold between installation and photography to highlight presumed imperfections, thematise taboo topics and exploring a surrealistic reading “between the lines”.
What distinguishes Vörösmarty's work is her use of Color, Light and Form to create a surreal visual stage; her subjects poised somewhere between fiction and reality. She is a visual storyteller, playing with Youth Culture to comment on Pop Politics. (press text)
I frequently work with materials such as ceramic and reflective surfaces like mirrors to change the way bodies, objects and subject matters are commonly perceived and to develop alternative perspectives. My motives are often pictured in a bold and kind of aberrant mode but also in fragile, subtle ways of expression, strengthened by sharp colour contrast and light sources which mesmerizes the spectator.
Recently I initiated and curated the international art project "Therapy BlauW" which was part of the cultural programme of the Dutch embassy in Vienna, and was exhibited at the embassy as well as at the Academy of Fine Arts, where I had studied photography.In December 2016 my photographic work was part of the international group exhibition “ReFashioning AUSTRIA” at the Liu Haisu Art Museum in Shanghai. Further on my latest exhibitions took place at the MAK, Museum of applied Arts in Vienna and also at Parallel Art Fair in Vienna in 2016/2017.
2018 Museum of Photography Donggang - Seoul - Korea Groupexhibition
2017 AfA Take Festival for independent Fashion & Arts Exhibition
2017 AfA Take Festival for independent Fashion & Arts Exhibition “Hocus Pocus”
2017 Parallel Vienna "Kulturistik" Exhibition
2017 Academy of Fine Arts/ Vienna “Therapy BlauW” Exhibition & Curator
2017 Embassy of the Netherlands/ Vienna Exhibition Preview “Therapy BlauW”
2016 Liu Haisu Museum of Art "Refashioning Austria" Exhibition - ShanghaI
2016 Parallel Vienna “Neoteric” Exhibition
2016 AfA Take Festival for independent Fashion & Arts Exhibition
2016 Herrengasse Galerie “Ledig” Exhibition - Vienna
2015 Museum of applied Arts Exhibition - Groupexhibition MAK Vienna
2014 Museum of applied Arts Exhibition - Groupexhibition MAK Vienna
2012 “Hildegard Projekt IG Bildende Kunst - Vienna
2012 Parallax Art Fair/ Chelsea Town Hall - London
2012 Metropolitain Art Fair
2012 Dorotheum Benefiz Art Auction
2011 FotoK "Absenz" Exhibition curated by Josh Müller
2011 Designforum "Japan Now" Exhibition - Vienna
2011 Festival for Fashion & Photography Exhibition - Vienna
2011 Yoshie’s Contemporary Art Gallery "Fieberblase" Exhibition - Vienna
2006 Festival for Fashion & Photography Exhibition - Kunstraum NOE - Vienna