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Duo exhibition - Sári Ember & Kato Six in DMW Art space

Date: 25 January - 20 February 2019

Opening: 24 January, 7 PM

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The works of Sári Ember and Kato Six both deal with the objects and materials from our surrounding, but form a different perspective. The show they are proposing is an installation that plays with the experience of being in the gallery space as a public space and at the same time being confronted with objects that quote from the experience of the private sphere. The feeling of nostalgia and remembrance is present in their works, however in a different time scale: Kato's research is based on one's childhood memories, whereas Sári is focusing on a more historical scale of heritage.


About the artists:

Sári Ember (*1985, São Paulo) graduated with a degree in photography from the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design in Budapest.

Her work focuses on the notion of identity, the personal past, the past of communities and the situation of the individual in these communities.

Her practice usually embraces a variety of media and her recent projects have included video, collage, painting, and stone and ceramic objects and she often questions the nature of representation. Recently, her interest has been drawn toward more abstract images and the creation of hybrid images through the examination and consequent deconstruction of such classic genres as portraiture.

Her work has been exhibited in São Paulo, Paris, Łódź, Brno, Milano and Budapest and she received the prestigious Campari Award for young artists in Torino in 2017.


Kato Six (b. 1986 in Bruges, BE) lives and works in Brussels. She obtained a MA in 3D-multimeda in 2010 and a MA graphic design in 2008 from School of Arts / KASK, Ghent, BE. She was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan ME, USA in 2017.

Her work has been exhibited in CHANGE-CHANGE Budapest; c-o-m-p-o-s-i-t-e Brussels; KIOSK Ghent, BE and P/////AKT, Amsterdam. She was an artist in residency at Wiels in Brussels and RU in New York. In her installation works Six makes minimal but incisive spatial interventions that act as sculptural marginalia - annotations that are often literally placed in the margins of the space they occupy. With elements, forms, and materials that recall former interior designs as a starting point, Six employs familiar material culture at times reactivating haunting of collective embodied memory. By abstracting mental, affective and physical resources from their original function, setting or occurrence, Six aims at  reconfiguring our experience of the ways we make ourselves at home in the world. Formally, she does this in a rather radical way, for abstraction is pushed to the limits of its own artificiality - wether it concerns the works' comprehension, matter or shape.

About DMW Art Sapce:

DMW Art Space is a project space and gallery in Antwerp, established in 2016. They focus on the role of the artistic dialogue in the exhibition process.

The project space organizes monthly duo exhibitions. These events show the works of an artist selected by DMW alongside the works of another artist who is invited by the selected artist.

The process behind the duo exhibitions is closely documented on the website of the project space. The dialogue is concluded with the presentation and sale of a limited edition collecting works of the artists.

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Jan 22.
- Jan 22.
Concerts at noon - MÜPA HD concert screening
Balassi Institute - Treurenberg 10
Jan 25.
- Feb 20.
Duo exhibition of artists Sári Ember and Kato Six
DMW Art space, Antwerpen
Jan 26.
- Feb 03.
Makláry Fine Arts at BRAFA
Tour & Taxis
Jan 29.
- Jan 29.
Endre Rozsda Exhibition
Balassi Institute - Treurenberg 10
Jan 31.
- Jan 31.
Concert of Hungarian FolkEmbassy
Balassi Institute - Treurenberg 10
Feb 02.
- Feb 02.
GC Ten Noey, Gemeentestraat 25, 1210 Sint-Joost-ten-Node, Brussels
Feb 18.
- Feb 19.


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