Barna Nemethi – Go Tell the Women | NAG #9
The personal exhibition of Bucharest-based photographer, film director and artist Barna Nemethi, “Go Tell the Women”, hosted by Go Art Projects (98 Uranus St, Bucharest) and part of NAG #9, features a series of portraits which can be defined, according to curator Alina Bucur, as an “examination of the idealized perceptions of beauty build around the notions of light and dark in which the artist explores the contrast of the two”.
Sometimes the identity of the photographed women is rather vague, their silent presence and firm gaze lead to a pleasant and at the same time uncomfortable disruption in meaning, time and space that the viewer is invited to decipher. Often seeming to belong or to have descended from unknown worlds, where myth exceeds reality, here and now just to puzzle the curious minds of those who encounter them, these women tell the story of a different kind of beauty, which is not visible to the eye and cannot be found in magazines or billboards because its essence does not equal the physical appearance, with its rules and conventions embraced by a blind society.
Photos courtesy of Alina Bucur