Ágnes Eperjesi, Léger différé, exh. cat., CRAC Languedoc-Rousillon, Sète (26 October – 30 December 2001), Sète, CRAC, 2001
Ágnes Eperjesi, Léger différé, CRAC Languedoc-Rousillon, Sète, 26 October – 30 December 2001
Ágnes Eperjesi received a degree in photography and typography from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. Although most of her works rely on photographic techniques, she could never be considered strictly as a photographer because she always elaborates her model by removing it from its original context and putting it at the service of her thematic art. She uses diverse techniques, from photograms to projects mixing videos and public demonstrations (in 2003 for Zone sans publicité, she offered coloured shopping bags to passers-by to replace their plastic bags). She began her career with postcards of her neoconceptual installations created with her ex-husband (Exposition substantielle, 1992) Since 1996, feminine identity and women’s social role have been at the centre of her sophisticated creations.
She uses translucent packaging with pictograms of various consumer items as negative proofs for her Recyclages d’images. Her thematic series (Weekly Menu 1-2, 2000; Family Album, 2004) also include ecological orientations all the while mimicking traditional female roles with biting irony.
Ágnes Eperjesi, Somersault, 1987, gelatin silver chemogram, 100 x 200 cm, © Ágnes Eperjesi, © ADAGP, Paris
Ágnes Eperjesi, Colour fade-out Washing machine, 2009, interactive installation, © Ágnes Eperjesi, © ADAGP, Paris
Ágnes Eperjesi, Methodology, 2015, phototheoretical sculpture, textile, books, old wooden stand, red plexiglass box, 140 x 50 x 40 cm, © Ágnes Eperjesi, © ADAGP, Paris
Ágnes Eperjesi, Newborns, 1996, installation, 21 pieces of gelatin silver photogram, 150 x 150 x 700 cm, © Ágnes Eperjesi, © ADAGP, Paris
Ágnes Eperjesi, Pathos&Critic, 2019, sculpture, 3D print and iron stative, 180 x 4 x 40 cm, © Ágnes Eperjesi, © ADAGP, Paris
Ágnes Eperjesi, Prospective/ Pregnant, 1992-2015, photogram, gelatin silver photogram and photopaper in film protection bag, 200 x 100 cm, 50 x 60 cm, © Ágnes Eperjesi, © ADAGP, Paris
Ágnes Eperjesi, Twins, 1996, gelatin silver photogram, 60 x 100 cm, © Ágnes Eperjesi, © ADAGP, Paris