The works of the Finnish photographer and video artist Elina Brotherus will be shown in Ludwig Museum's Handle with Care exhibition in Budapest starting from 15th September. The exhibition features selected works from Brotherus' series Annonciation and Carpe Fucking Diem.
The Handle with Care exhibition explores the current themes of care and nurture. It features a total of 29 exhibiting artists, each using different perspectives to examine the changing concept of care and the healing potential of art.
The exhibition discusses, among other things, the role of care in a post-pandemic time, the asymmetric relationship between the caregiver and the person cared for, the status and unequal distribution of care work, taboo themes related to motherhood, and the shortcomings of the social care system. The works in the exhibition display real situations and aim to raise questions instead of offering ready-made answers to the problems presented.
Elina Brotherus (b. 1972) is an internationally acclaimed photographer and video artist living and working in Helsinki and Avallon, France. Brotherus' works are characterized by situational images, human figures and landscapes, as well as series of works dealing with subjective experiences. Her work has been alternating between autobiographical and art- historical approaches.
In January next year, Elina Brotherus will hold a workshop related to the themes of her photography series at the Ludwig Museum. More information about the workshop will be announced later.
Handle with Care at the Ludwig Museum from 15th September, 2023 until 14th January, 2024