Bóka Krisztina: Ha innen nézem fotó, ha onnan szobor

Bóka Krisztina: Ha innen nézem fotó, ha onnan szobor

Opening: 19.06.2023 18:00

On view: 19. 09. - 01. 10. 2023 from Wednesday to Saturday 14:00-18:00

Venue: Foton Gallery – 1053 Budapest, Képíró Street 6.

Curated by: Annamária Szabó; Emese Bíborka Szakács, Capa Központ

The exhibition unfolds a modelling problematic with many ramifications, where the formula can only end with the word "patience". Krisztina Bóka's works balance on the precarious, blurred border between sculpture and photography. The photographic negatives disappear, as they are replaced by the hidden interior space and reflective exterior surface of the original object itself. Her process uses both the technique of the pinhole camera (the ancestor of photography), and the photogram, a genre familiar from avant-garde art of the 1920s, on light-sensitive paper. To reveal the closed anatomical apparatus, the artist chose a fundamental theorem in mathematics. Equal in edges, dihedrals and dihedral angles, She transforms the five existing spatial regular solids - the tetrahedron, the hexahedron (also known as the cube), the octahedron, the dodecahedron and the icosahedron - into a self-reflecting 'dark chamber', so that the original object and the copy made of it are identical. The examination through this contemplative process reflects itself as an uroboros, a snake biting its own tail, in order to reject the contemporary habit of viewing images at the TikTok spin level.

Krisztina Bóka (1997) is a visual artist living in Budapest. She graduated from Sculpture MA at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2023. She has been a member of the Studio of Young Photographers (FFS) since 2021. Prior to that, she studied sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Macerata for two semesters from 2019-20 on an Erasmus+ scholarship. Also on an Erasmus+ grant, she spent two semesters in Nuremberg, studying free art at the Academy of Fine Arts. In 2023, she studied one month at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, specialising Intermedia, under a CEEPUS Mobility Grant.