Everyday Dilemmas by Júlia Standovár

25/05/2023 - 24/06/2023

Tobe Gallery 
Bródy Sándor u. 36 
1088 Budapest


We’ve got to the point that now we also have to learn how to do nothing – or rather, to have the nerve to idle without feeling idleness as a waste of time, without worrying about not getting work done, not studying, and not catching up with the news every five minutes. In this era of information overload where social media and smartphones make business out of people’s attention, five minutes is the new forty-five minutes, the new unit of measurement indicating the timespan for which a person can focus on a thing.
Júlia Standovár’s work Everyday Dilemmas relates quotidian failures, the difficult state of mind behind decision-making, and various other forms of anxiety importuning us. The photos from the series are built from the patterns and routines worn out by endless repetition during the cabin-fevered COVID period. *extract of the curatorial text by Emese Mucsi, curator at the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center Budapest.