Tori Ferenc – Motherland

Tori Ferenc – Motherland

date
8. April 2022 bis 21. June 2022
10:00 - 16:00
location
Galerie nEUROPA
Bautzner Straße 49, Dresden, Germany
info
Exhibition
Vernissage
Freitag, 08. April 2022, 17 Uhr
Die Vernissage findet früher als gewöhnlich statt, da 19 Uhr Residenzpreisträgerausstellung in Hellerau eröffnet wird.
info
Exhibition
Vernissage
Freitag, 08. April 2022, 17 Uhr
Die Vernissage findet früher als gewöhnlich statt, da 19 Uhr Residenzpreisträgerausstellung in Hellerau eröffnet wird.

Motherland is an intergenerational visual dialogue between photographers of the same family who never had the chance to meet. A photographic diary spanning centuries, it tells the story of a Polish family torn apart by conflict, personal trauma, addictions and untimely deaths.

Torn-out photographs, ghost children, war heroes on flowerbeds, dead people and shaky scribbles become part of a narrative that comes from an old family album. It is a treasured heirloom, passed down from generation to generation, along with anecdotes about the people in the photos. The details are forgotten and replaced by confused narrators who reinvent the stories each time they tell them.

It is also the sentimental journey of an emigrant returning to the country she left behind. Family pictures mingle with images of apple orchards, misty fields and stork nests, transporting the viewer to a place of endless summer and a seemingly idyllic home – tensions bubble beneath the surface.

 

A satellite exhibition of the PORTRAITS – Hellerau Photography Awards 2022 at Galerie nEUROPA.

A photo project by Tori Ferenc. The Polish-born documentary photographer deals in her work primarily with the themes of identity, community and parenthood. Tori Ferenc lives and works in London.

Curation: Jan Oelker

 

Gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien