Join us for Áron Szabó’s ‘Duel of Egosisms’ exhibition opening and the video clip premier of Beat Dis 'I will stay again'.
About the Project: Duel of Egoisms
The pictures are an abstract and exaggerated depiction of the intensifying role tension between men and women as a result of changing social expectations. Their apparent absurdity reflects the chaotic and confusing atmosphere of the process through which the sanctified goal to equal the field has been hijacked by a discourse placed in a realm of extremities, contradictions and opacity.
On one side is the Woman, collapsing under the weight of the multiple self-contradictory expectations on her, dismembering her into something distorted, detached appearing as both elusive and unnatural in the eyes of the Men.
On the other side stands the Man confused, clueless, uncertain in his actions and feelings which are trapped in his clumsy attempt to adjust the deeply ingrained prejudices with the changing social forces and his own authentic emotional world at the same time.
Both the Woman and the Man are confused, detached, turned out of themselves. And their mutual relationship is horrifyingly shifting from organic, authentic feelings and affections towards a battle fuelled by the drive to meticulously calculate each other’s next steps in order to overcome and subdue the other, while protecting oneself out of the overgrowing fear and lack of trust.
The intimacy of the people is turned into a duel of egoisms by a society of alienation and confusion.