The duo show of Sári Ember and the artist group Roman Uranjek and Radenko Milak revolves around the illusive and intimate nature of remembrance and identity, and their relation to personal heritage as well as universal history. Their works bear countless layers of interpretation which confront the past with the present. The patchwork-like essence of memories come through the artists’ different usage of material. Their interest is similar however they approach the same topic from opposite directions. Sári Ember’s source is in the intimate sphere, whereas Radenko Uranjek and Roman Milak turns history into personal memories.
Sári Ember deals with material heritage and its mental aspects. Examining the notion of home, belongings and identity by composing subtle installations, questioning if the course of one’s own past can be separated from the objects surrounding them. Her projects of useless and functional objects suggest they are direct quotes of an existing heritage. The unique collaborative project of Radenko Milak and Roman Uranjek, entitled Dates leads to a juxtaposition of narratives. Milak reworks photojournalistic images by creating monochrome watercolours. Uranjek collects images from different periods of history to present them as one collage. Their works placed next to each other - based on the dates of month and day, but not the year - do not exclude parts of history, but include them, hence their chosen genre’s technical-medial potentials. The project is an interaction between time, space, history, and politics.