Learning Years - New Beginning

by Péter Szabó

The group show Loophole to Happiness takes as its starting point the existence of loopholes on the margins of social and economic systems that enhance personal freedom and offer the potential for pleasure and fulfillment. The exhibition examines the possibility of imagining exceptions, finding escape routes and evading the smooth surface of the neo-liberal capitalist order from the particular standpoint of worker’s resistance strategies in socialist Eastern Europe.
‘These days I am spending most of my time in front of my computer (working and being an on-line community resident), and I have started to feel that my life is getting further and further from reality, with no borders between work and free time, public and personal spheres.’ This is how the artist describes the present fusion of work and life, which motivates him to explore alternative strategies and escape routes from these thankless conditions. He sets out to experience traditional wine making techniques in Satu-Mare, Romania and the sociable atmosphere that surrounds them, in a project that initiates a learning process with the potential to reactivate human relations and redefine concepts of wealth and time through the
Tags collective, man, reportage
Technique Installation

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