NOWs: Welcome & Wire by Timea Anita Oravecz

15 September - 15 October 2016 / Nows

Timea Anita Oravecz: Wire, 2016. Photo: Vladimir Pavic

SEE Art Gates: States of Reality

17th Art Biennial, organized by the Pancevo Cultural Centre, Serbia

A concern for the politics of geography and the reality of migration informs the work of Timea Anita Oravecz, who participates in the 17th Art Biennial, Serbia.

“For more than eighteen years, I have been living in different Western European countries. I am fascinated by the diverse cultural and social approaches that differ from my childhood experiences in Hungary under the socialist regime. With my background and the experiences I faced as an immigrant, I developed an interest in the relationship between personal identity, culture of origin, and the need for integration.

My projects generally make reference to my socio-cultural context and they are inspired by my daily life. The urban space is crucial to my work in addition to the connections between the political, cultural and historical context”, says the artist.
Slought Curatorial and Research Fellow Laurel McLaughlin spoke with Oravecz about the the possibility of migrating across political and ideological borders, and her own moral imperative to empathize and support other migrants. Informed by her Hungarian identity, her work interrogates the agenda of the European Union as concerns inclusion and exclusion, and the human necessity to explore “elsewhere.” Read the interview.

Timea Anita Oravecz: Welcome to EU, 2016

Timea Anita Oravecz: Windless, Variations for the Eu Flag Nr.2., 2016