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EXHIBITION • Mafalda Rakoš • All in this together

6 June - 16 June

FESTIVAL PASS

Mafalda Rakoš • All in this together

Mafalda Rakoš’ ‘All in this together’ is a nuanced exploration of the human condition during the turbulent period of Covid-19. Rakoš dives into the experiences of four protagonists, each navigating the labyrinth of social isolation and grappling with addiction disorders during the pandemic’s first year. Rackos employs her background as an artist-anthropologist and creates a performative collaborative process that through drawing and portraiture enables the participants to a therapeutic end. The scale of the images and the incorporation of drawings contribute to a multi-layered narrative that transcends the limitations of traditional photography.

The works of Mafalda Rakoš in the exhibition allow the viewer to enter the whole process of the artist and the protagonists in the creation of their portraits, challenging the traditional hierarchy between different media as well as photographer and subject. Rakoš had this precise picture in my mind for the project, a white space, very clean, with very high-resolution portraits made with a large format camera and how nice it would be to draw on top of this print. I wanted to expand the act of drawing to arrive at this final result and to curb the fear – especially when it comes to drawing in such a big photograph – I developed with the participants a slow but sure approach, similar to that of a workshop. This idea of highlighting both the process and the result is also portrayed in the curation of the exhibition, almost as a continuation of the project itself. 

Mafalda Rakoš (b.1994) lives and works between Vienna and Amsterdam.
Rakoš has exhibited in various museums such as the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Benaki Museum, Athens, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, as well as outside an art context at conferences on eating disorders or at the General Hospital in Vienna. Her latest book All in this together will be launched at the Chopenagne Photo Festival. Her work operates within the intersection of art, anthropology and documentary photography. In her long-term projects, she seeks close dialogical engagement with people to gain insight and shed light onto a greater, societal picture. The project ‘All in this together’ reflects on one of the hardest and strangest events of the 21st century: the COVID-19 pandemic. The Austrian artist dives into the experiences of four protagonists, each navigating the labyrinth of social isolation and grappling with addiction disorders during the pandemic’s first year.

Mafalda Rakoš explains that she is always very interested in what we are thinking or seeing; what kind of societal circumstances brought us to the situation that we are in? A very entangled image. What the protagonists of her work felt during that time connects to her experience, the idea that one was experiencing this collective moment together with everyone else. We are very entangled to the world, to each other, and as an anthropologist, Rakoš feels especially aware of these connections both on a small and big scale. 

 

Opening hours

Everyday 11AM – 8PM

Details

Start:
6 June
End:
16 June
Cost:
FESTIVAL PASS
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Venue

Festival Center
Refshalevej 173c
København, 1432 Danmark
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