Invitation / Sári Ember / EM CASA

We are happy to invite you to the opening of exhibition of  Sári Ember / Em casa.

Exhibition is a part of BLOCK OF HUNGARIAN EXHIBITIONS at Galerie Klubovna!

Sári  Ember  was born in 1985 in São Paulo, and grew up in Budapest, Hungary. Currently she is living and working between São Paulo and Budapest. She studied photography at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest, and was a guest student in Ljubljana and Glasgow. She completed “Laboratory of Movement Studies” at the École du Théâtre Jaques Lecoq in Paris.

She often deals with the question of the personal past, the past of communities (incl. families) and the situation of the individual in these communities. Through her still life-like pictures of people and objects she grasps the complex identity of those who are on the move, and examines the notion of home, belonging, and heritage reflected in the ever changing setting of our everyday life. She is attracted to fragile systems and constellations, and is balancing on the boarders of ephemeral and dateless while depicting fruits, gardens, groups of people or the inner life of a house with all its tiny details. She works with pictorial references from the history of art, experimenting with the relationship of her main medium, photography, and other completives, such as collage, painting and video.

Sári Ember spent the last two years in São Paulo, staying as a guest in the house of her parent’s friend Alinka, a Hungarian immigrant of 1956. She had the unique opportunity to take part in the life of a house – which is not her natural home – for such a long time, and observe it from inside. In her series Em casa (At home) she captured the everydays of the house and portrayed its objects and components, reflecting the changing system and own universe of this particular home, though the single depicted objects could be elements of many other households as well. This ink-drawn inventory of the Hungarian-Brazilian house evokes family memories and reveals the added value of apparently worthless things, posing the question: what was passed down to us, and what is going to remain after us.

Curated by Anna Juhász

Opening: 2.9. from 6 pm
Exhibition: 2.9. – 24.9. 2015


This project is being supported by the city of Brno.