Up And Down is the new solo exhibition of Andreas Fogarasi at VI PER Gallery. The title is derived from the themes that continuously accompany Fogarasi’s work: the transformation of values, their reflection and representation influenced by the transformation of society.
Fogarasi moves between documentary and sculptural processes. He works mainly with sculpture, photography, video, and installation, through which he closely examines modes of (re)presentation. He focuses on public and especially urban space, its constant transformations and dynamic development, and the related architectural framework that emerges from it. He critically analyses the aestheticization and economization of urban space, pointing not only to the social or ideological transformations that these spaces undergo, but also to the role of architecture and culture in contemporary society, as well as to the values that are often irretrievably lost.
VI PER Gallery exhibits works from three larger bodies of work, which together form different perspectives on architecture of the past and present, its use as a tool of promotion and representation, as well as its endangerment in the contemporary capitalist city.
October 8, 2021 – November 20, 2021
Vítkova 293, 186 00 Praha 8-Karlín, Chequia