Program 2018

No 45 Peter Puklus

Hungary (1980)

The Hero Mother – How to Build a House

Winner of the Grand Prix Images Vevey 2017/2018

Peter Puklus addresses and deconstructs the socially pre-established dynamics of male and female roles, i.e. maternity as a presumed heroic act and the father’s supposed obligation to build and protect a home. Designed as an installation in the form of sculptural, photographic and performative works, his project visually decomposes these symbols of modern life while developing an original snapshot commentary of family life and the challenges related to building a family. The exhibition, which premieres internationally in Vevey, takes place throughout the family home, an entire apartment, where visitors will discover images printed on objects from daily life.

Produced by Images Vevey
Original scenography by Images Vevey in association with the artist

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