“The series Family Album is based on the artist’s family archive. Pustaiová selects photographs from the archive and amends them with handcrafted artefacts of the past and the present – lace, colour stickers, matches, feathers, millimetre paper- with a sense of irony. The deliberately decorative character of the interventions and the context in which they are found constructs an intelligent commentary on the gender stereotypes of the typical Central European family. Pustaiová is not the only artist working with the photographic archive, however, where others express themselves with deadly seriousness, Pustaiová’s style is easy, without the unnecessary oversimplification and the distraction of the conceptual depth of the subject matter.
Zieglergasse 34, 1070 Wien
Also published on Medium.