BPF2021

 

MŰCSARNOK / Kunsthalle - From Archive to Histroy | Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Martin MUNKÁCSI Libéria, 1930 körül, zselatinos ezüst nagyítás; később nyomtatva Liberia, c. 1930, gelatin silver print; printed later Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York ©Estate of Martin Munkácsi

MŰCSARNOK / Kunsthalle – 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 37.
From Archive to Histroy | Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York 
2021.03.27 – 06.27.
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday 10.00-18.00

The BUDAPEST PHOTO FESTIVAL and MŰCSARNOK present a special selection from the collection of the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York. The opening exhibition of Budapest Photo Festival’s 5th edition features a detailed picture of the 20th century history of photography with 71 photographs by 41 photographers. Anne Morin, the curator of the exhibition, director of diChroma Photography, was led to the New York gallery by her interest in photographic history archives. In her personal selection from the archives of the world-famous gallery, the Budapest audience can see excellent images of the most significant artists of 20th century photography, both familiar and rarely seen. Among the iconic names are, among others Berenice Abbott, Araki, John Heartfield, William Eggleston, Walker Evans, Allen Ginsberg, Helmut Newton and Man Ray, and also world-famous photographers of Hungarian descent, including André Kertész, Robert Capa and Martin Munkácsi.


From Archive to History
„A photographic archive is essentially a form, a typology, and sensitivity. The only way such an archive can be managed is if everything conforms to a clear and logical order, the specificities of which are established by the person who instils and orchestrates the dialectical movements that inhabit it.
Howard Greenberg is a luminary on the international photographic scene. He has been a gallerist for nearly 40 years and involved in the development of a considerable number of private collections throughout that time. The archive in his New York City gallery contains nearly 30,000 prints by the greatest names in 20th-century photography – photographers who have helped shape our gaze and created a collective imagery and a very personal imagination.
This archive tells a thousand stories and includes as many figures as there are eyes to contemplate it. It contains all possibilities. Each image is the beginning of a story, and a portrait of the person recounting it.
The exhibition-collection we are presenting has come together slightly in the manner of an exquisite corpse (cadavre exquis), the literary game invented by the Surrealists, Jacques Prévert and Yves Tanguy and which Georges Bataille described as “the most perfect illustration of the mind.” One after the other, the images are juxtaposed. Sometimes they contradict each other; sometimes they embrace or gaze at each other. They end up forming what André Malraux called a musée imaginaire (imaginary museum), because each one of them, through the presence of the others, metamorphoses and, together, they tell us a different story.
Berenice Abbott, Araki, Lillian Bassman, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Walker Evans, Louis Faurer, Martin Munkácsi and Man Ray are all part of the game, each providing a “subject, a verb, or a compliment” and creating a new angle on the history of 20th century photography. „
– Anne Morin – Curator


Kurátor / Curator: Anne MORIN, DiChroma Photography
Kurátorasszisztens / Curatorassistant: TULIPÁN Zsuzsanna

KISCELL Museum - Gen/re

© Benkő Imre – Hajógyári-sziget. Budapest, 2017

Kiscell Museum – 1037 Budapest, Kiscelli utca 108.
Gen/re
2021.08.05. – 29.
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-18.00

The main motivation for our open call / exhibition series about the contemporary photographic takes on classic genres (portrait – Szubjektum, still life – Csöndesen, landscape – Távlatok, nude – Testkép) was curiosity. What are the chances of survival for certain genres? Which genres thrive even today? Which seem to lose their relevance or have transformed so much that they are barely recognizable? Where do genre borders lie and how much do they overlap?  

acb Gallery - Ágnes EPERJESI exhibition

Eperjesi Ágnes: Möbius, 2020

acb Gallery – 1068 Budapest, Király u. 76.
Ágnes EPERJESI exhbition
2021.04.15 – 05.21.
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 14:00-18:00.
acb Gallery presents a selection of Ágnes Eperjesi’s coloured photograms made since 2006. The exhibition focuses on works in which colours were obtained through various situations in space. These spatial constructions tilt, gain unexpected chromaticity and finally unfold on the plane photo paper.

ArtBase Arts Workhouse - Borbála Földes and Nikol Fuska, Charlotte X Nūbila - Loop in Between

Földes Borbála és Nikol Fuska: Hurokban vagyunk

Artbase Arts Workhouse – 1085, Budapest Horányszky u. 25.
Borbála Földes and Nikol Fuska, Charlotte X Nūbila – Loop in Between
2021.04.24. – 05.20.
Please contact us before visiting.

The Loop In Between exhibition is two individual works – the bounding of Nūbila (Borbála Földes) and the Charlotte (Nikol Fuska), reflecting a mutual viewpoint, while separately representing the artists’ approaches at the same time. Nūbila with the pulse underneath the skin expresses the inner emotions that make subconscious processes; Charlotte through the part of the outside of the personality shows and defines the inner world. Where Nūbila starts, Charlotte continues and that ending will be the beginning of the previous: the starter and ending points merge together into an infinite cycle, which defines our relation with ourselves and the outside world, and also the influence on each other.

Deák 17 Youth Art Gallery - Step-Imprints

Deák 17 Youth Art Gallery – 1052, Budapest Deák Ferenc u. 17. 1st floor
Step Imprints
2021.04.14. – 06.05.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10.00-18.00, Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00

Dance and movement are individual and unrepeatable phenomenon. Capturing their momentary status can be an almost impossible task. Over the decades, diverse techniques developed to immortalize this fragile sight. From the turn of the century til today, Step-Imprints asks questions about the collaboration of the photographer and the dancer, the contextual interpretation of photographs and the spread of modern technology with the help of photos, notation systems, press history materials, interviews and computer tools. Young artists and photographers will reflect on some of the historical works in the exhibition with their recent work specifically created for Step-Imprints.

Exhibitors: ANTAL Malvina, DÖMÖLKY Dániel, MOLNÁR Levente, VIDA Szabolcs, ZÁSZLÓS Mariann

Curators: SOMOGYI-ROHONCZY Zsófia, STEIDL Zsófia, SZABÓ Zsófia

ARTPHOTO GALLERY – Szabolcs SZÁNTÓ exhibiton

ARTPHOTO Gallery – 1111 Bartók Béla út 30.
Szabolcs SZÁNTÓ exhibition
2021.04.12 – 05.07.
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 15.00-19.00

Artphoto Gallery is offering a unique experience with Szabolcs SZÁNTÓ’s exhibition. We rarely have the opportunity to be present at the moment of a promising departure; to present the most important exhibition in an artist’s life: its first one. Szabolcs SZÁNTÓ’s debut is extraordinary; his career as a photographer was initiated by a dramatic, near-death experience, which has led him to recognize his own talent, helping him expressing the inexpressible, and describing the indescribable – all through the photographs. Showing the word the completely unique vision, the unforeseen yet impressive photographic talent he possesses, and the special visual atmosphere he creates with his pictures, is a huge opportunity for him to introduce, and a great occasion for us to get to know a brand new artist and his inner world.

ARTPHOTO GALLERY – Zsolt HAMARITS - Postaments

ARTPHOTO Gallery – 1111 Bartók Béla út 30.
Zsolt HAMARITS – Postaments
2021.05.10 – 06.04
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 15.00-19.00

“Objects placed on a black box.
But they are not just any objects: on the one hand they are personal memories, and simple symbols on the other. Symbols of childhood, play, knowledge, music, vision, thinking, sports, love and I could go on and on. The composition is simple, we can only focus on the object itself, our sight is captured on it. I might have seen it in a museum before, but there it was called art. But now I realize: the black box is a “pedestal”, a “posztamens” as we call it in Hungarian, and the objects are my “testaments”. – Therefore this is posztamentum.” Zsolt HAMARITS

B32 GALLERY - Doubt and Certainty Starting from the Photograph / in memoriam András Baranyay

B32 GALLERY – 1111 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 32.
Doubt and Certainty Starting from the Photograph / in memoriam András Baranyay
Exhibitors: KONDOR Attila, MÁTYÁSI Péter and TOLNAY Imre
2021.04.28. – 05.10.
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10.00-18.00

András Baranyay (1938-2016), holder of the Kossuth Prize, one of the most significant figures of the contemporary Hungarian art scene has created a unique, ruminative body of work that deftly transgresses genre boundaries. His work sits at the intersection of classical photography, graphic design and painting.
His philosophical, melancholically intimate images examine the mission and futility of life and art – his artworks were conceived at the interface of doubt and certainty.
Conscientiously following the ethos of Baranyay, partly as his pupils, holding onto our classical education, but immersed in the questions of the present and the future, we interrogate and rewrite the image along the disturbing ecological and social issues of our days. What is photography for, what does it represent, how can we access time through our personal visual force fields, can we grasp doubt and certainty? What is the duty of the artist, do they have to take and impose responsibility for their environment with their works or should they turn their back on the fateful questions facing humankind? Beyond the questions and doubt, there might emerge answers and certainty too.

 

B32 TREZOR GALLERY - Dóri Lázár: Headstones/Lunkheads

Dóri LÁZÁR – Self-portraits, 2017

B32 Trezor Gallery – 1111 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 32.
Dóri Lázár: Headstones/Lunkheads 
2021.04.29. – 05.20.
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10.00 – 18.00

Dóri Lázár is a relatively young and contemporary (since she’s still alive) artist. She is 170 cm tall and weighs 52 kg with blonde dyed hair, green eyes, she is stooping and feeble-bodied. Her blood type is A +. She doesn’t know where to look as there are so many things in the world and unfortunately, she doesn’t understand many of them. This, however doesn’t stop her in willing to say things. This seems quite l’art pour l’art but it wasn’t meant to be. Dóri Lázár’s upcoming solo show will be a circus, just the size she has in her brain, this one thing is guaranteed!

Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center - The Mirror. Psychology, Analysis, and Photography – a series of online lectures related to the exhibition entitled Cure at Capa Center

Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center –1065 Budapest, Nagymező u. 8.
The Mirror. Psychology, Analysis, and Photography – a series of online lectures related to the exhibition entitled Cure at Capa Center
On the following Mondays from 18:00
2021.03.29
2021.04.05
2021.04.12
2021.04.19
2021.04.26

In December 2019, eight artists were invited to explore and present the notion of cure through new works, mainly via the medium of photography, for the exhibition Cure (on view after the re-opening of the Capa Center). They sought to answer questions, such as: which are the small steps that can help individuals to maintain their mental health, and what are the possible solutions for smaller or larger communities, and society as a whole to recover from the problems caused by crisis, anxiety, and burn-out?

The Mirror. Psychology, Analysis, and Photography is a series of online lectures that delve into the theoretical aspects of these issues. As part of the program series accompanying the exhibition, the invited lecturers – Péter Forgács, Anna Gács, Eszter Herczeg, Anikó Illés, Judy Weiser – reflect on the psychological, self-knowledge, autobiographical or analytical aspects of photography. – Judit Gellér, curator

Dokubrom Gallery - Embrace Blue, Puzzle Through

Szombat Éva: Practitioners/Zsuzsi, 2014. 09.28., Coney Island, New York, 2014

DOKUBROM Gallery
1111. Bartók Béla út 33.
Embrace Blue, Puzzle Through
2021.04.17-05.02
Twelve contemporary Hungarian photographers are exhibited in the Kis Lépések [Little Steps] Foundation’s campaign for World Autism Awareness Day. The artists, in their images known from other contexts or created for this project, reveal the underlying connections of reality in accordance with their specific worldviews, and arrange them into meaningful relationships. The exhibit features the color blue and the puzzle shape, both associated with autism.
ExhibitorsBARAKONYI Szabolcs, BÁCSI Róbert László, CSOSZÓ Gabriella, DARAB Zsuzsa, ERDEI Krisztina, HANGAY Enikő, MÁRTONFAI Dénes, MOHAI Balázs, MOLNÁR Zoltán, PITI Marcell, SZOMBAT Éva, TÓTH Szilvi 
Curator:
 Csizek Gabriella

Dokubrom Gallery - Zopán NAGY: Duplex next

Nagy_Zopán: Maszk, Skizológia, 1995-2015

DOKUBROM Gallery
1111. Bartók Béla út 33.
Zopán NAGY: Duplex next
2021.05.01-05.17
Opening hours: weekdays 14.00-19.00
This series is a collection of analog photographs, most of which are older (60-80 years old) and have been captured with cameras of large formats (6×6, 6×9), such as the Pajtás, the Yashica Mat-124 G, the Roby Box or the Nettar Zeiss-Ikon… The pictures are mostly experiments, „revelations” using multiple exposures on out-dated film. Amorphous, lyrical-abstract results of formatting and contingencies.

Festival Centre - Dokubrom Gallery

FESTIVAL CENTRE / DOKUBROM Gallery
1111. Bartók Béla út 33.
A series of programmes at Budapest Photo Festival in the Festival Centre: lectures, screenings, talks and portfolio review. 

Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00-18:00


2021.05.19 – 06.10

Ruptures. Augusto Brázio, Luísa Ferreira, Pauliana Valente Pimentel and Pedro Letria

“Ruptures” brings together the work of four Portuguese artists that show considerable consistency in the presentation of their different projects. Today’s society has seen phenomena of both economic acceleration and stagnation in short successions. These changes have had a strong impact on present day society, and Portugal, a small country with a fragile economy, has deeply suffered the consequences of such events. The series of works by Augusto Brázio, Luísa Ferreira, Pauliana Valente Pimentel and Pedro Letria invite us to immerse ourselves, between fiction and reality, in the metaphors of such ruptures. Not being, of course, a mirror of all Portuguese photography, this exhibition reveals some lines of the country’s most interesting photographic production.

Curator: Rui Prata, creator, artistic director of the first edition of the IMAGO LISBOA Photo festival

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2021.04. 30. – BPF Screening Nights – Hölvényi Kristóf
We always hear those stories about the Arab world, the turmoil in the Middle East and immigration. News coming from the media however are usually distorted, one way or the other. Who are these people really, how do they live their lives, what is their culture like? Kristóf Hölvényi, a freelance photojournalist from Hungary asked himself the same questions when he decided to dedicate his career to this cause. He majored in Arabic studies with the goal of later acting as a bridge between the two cultures. Now he invites you to hear more about the Arab world at his presentation, where he will share many photos and even more related stories.

Az esemény ingyenes, regisztrációköteles / Entrance is free. register here: budapestphotofestival@gmail.com

2021.05. 7. – BPF Screening Nights – Éva SZOMBAT
“How can we be happy?
The eternal question. Éva Szombat will explore this topic at the 2nd screening night of Budapest Photo Festival, with the help of her projects pursued in the last 10 years. These projects were all related in trying to find an answer to this question. As she says: “How can we be happy? I don’t have a solution, but I sure have a few tips about how to feel good while searching for happiness. The road is different for everybody, and this is what I’m really interested in.”

We’ll hear exciting stories and see wonderful pictures from many of her projects, including the Happiness Book, the Practitioners and I want orgasms, not roses. Don’t miss it!

Entrance is free. Register here: budapestphotofestival@gmail.com

2021.05. 14. – BPF Screening Nights – Zoltán TOMBOR

It is many photographers’ dream to have a career and an international recognition that Zoltan Tombor managed to achieve. The photographer, who recently returned to Budapest after a successful detour in Milan and New York has seen it all: high life, success and the dark side of all that. This night, he’ll share his personal stories about the difference between working on assignments and creative work, and – based on his experiences – about how can one find a link between the two. We’ll hear some behind-the-scenes stories and get to know better this extraordinary life. An event not to be missed!

Entrance is free. Register here: budapestphotofestival@gmail.com

2021.05. 21. – BPF Screening Nights – RANDOM – Kortárs Fotóművészeti Csoport

The purpose of RANDOM organisation is to support contemporary photographers and visual artists on the domestic and international art scenes and to make their art accessible to the public by exhibitions, workshops, contests. The artists present their latest work.

Entrance is free. Register here: budapestphotofestival@gmail.com

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2021.04.24 – PORTFOLIO REVIEW– Registration is needed

FAUR ZSÓFI GALLERY – Katerina BELKINA : Dream Walkers

Katerina Belkina: Coming / Eljövetel, 2019

FAUR ZSÓFI Gallery – 1114 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 25.
Katerina BELKINA : Dream Walkers
2021.05.03 – 06.18.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 12:00 – 18:00
Like any good story, when it is told well, fairy-tales incite images of their narratives in our heads. They stimulate the imagination and are supposed to sharpen our judgment through their exemplar character. Katerina Belkina allowed herself to be inspired by the tales to create her interpretation of them. Her images, as far as their permanence is concerned, are to be situated between the written and the oral tradition. On one hand they obviously visualize the story, on the other they do not limit the viewer in his / her imagination. The images continue in one’s mind and one can thus become a Dream Walker.
Dr. Till Richter

FUGA – Private and Public Spaces - A Photo-based Selection from the Balázs–Dénes Collection

SZEMZŐ Zsófia, Top on Top, Favela Rising, 2009

FUGA – Budapest Center of Architecture – 1052 Budapest, Petőfi Sándor utca 5.
Private and Public Spaces – A Photo-based Selection from the Balázs–Dénes Collection
2021.05.13 – 05.24.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 13.00-21.00, Tuesday: closed
With neo-avant-garde and post-conceptual art being a major component of the Budapest-based private collection of Árpád Balázs and Andrea Dénes, many of their works reflect on issues of society closely linked to the transformation and the symbolic messages of the private and public spaces that surround us. From the 1970s to date, artists have repeatedly visualised these topics with the vocabulary of photography. Thus, the focus of the exhibition dovetails with FUGA’s profile while the engagement with photography bolsters the Festival’s mission. Works of a critical penchant, and often of humorous even provocative overtone, define the show.

Hall of Association of Hungarian Architects - Csaba Kovács: Our time in space

Hall of Association of Hungarian Architects 
1088 Budapest, Ötpacsirta u. 2.
Csaba Kovács: Our time in space. 
2021. 05.03 – 05.16
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10.00-18.00
Using analog technology Csaba Kovacs makes his solargraph images with the help of pinhole cameras. Pinholes are the simplest photo cameras. This device can hardly be called a machine as they are really similar to simple boxes. Solargraphy could perhaps be translated as the paths of the sun and this genre of photography works with the longest exposures. To be specific, pictures can be taken for just a few hours or even for such a long a period as half a year. Our built environment has already been shown in many ways, but the passage of time is much more difficult to portray. With the help of this technique, it becomes possible to present the exact world created by us and the irreversible passage of time. Space and time.

HÁROM HÉT GALLERY – Anikó ROBITZ: Woven mirror

HÁROM HÉT Gallery – 1114 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 37.
Anikó ROBITZ: Woven mirror
2021.05.13. – 06.06
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 11.00-15.00, Saturday: 12.00-18.00
Woven Mirror is a new series centred on the concept of identity and self-identity, which I began at the end of 2019. For these pictures, I cut photos, printed on canvas, and reflective leatherette into stripes of varying width, interwove them, and mounted them on stretchers. While the vocabulary of forms continues to be geometric, these new works are multi-layered and reach out into the third dimension.

HM - MoD Military History Institute and Museum - An “objective” aspect - Selection from the photographs of the Hungarian War Correspondence Company, 1941-1944

MoD Military History Institute and Museum
Military History – 1014 Budapest, Kapisztrán tér 2-4.
An “objective” aspect – Selection from the photographs of the Hungarian War Correspondence Company, 1941-1944
2021.03.30. -2022.02.28.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 9:00-17:00
On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Hungary’s entering the tragic Second World War, footage of the Hungarian War Correspondence Company from the Photo Archives of the Hungarian Military Museum will be on display. The Hungarian War Correspondence Company, which worked within the frames of the army from 1941, was made up of journalists, radiomen, filmmakers and photographers. They were first sent to the front on 9 June 1942, by cars, moving press offices, sound studios and film projector cars. The civilian population was informed about the events of the front through the already censored footage of the War Correspondence Company. At the exhibition, the public can get acquainted with a selection of interesting photographs taken between 1941-1944.

Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism - KULTEA GALLERY - Patyi & Gastro

Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism – KULTEA GALLERY – 1036 Budapest Korona tér 1.
Patyi & Gastro
2021.05.13 – 09.10.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10.00-18.00

Árpád Patyi is a decisive person in Hungarian food photography for several decades, that is why the exhibition of his oeuvre is a prominent stage in the museum’s gastro photo series. Being a freelancer since 1981 he produces masterpieces from shooting objects to food photos. Since then he is a kind of a twin to Peter Korpádi, the food stylist, who acts as a permanent and faithful companion to him. They were active in almost all fields and published about 200 cook books mainly with the recipes of Mr. Korpádi. They worked for Konyhaművészet, Izek és Érzések and Magyar Konyha.

He was honoured with Pécsi József and Balogh Rudolf prizes, but his greatest happines is due to the fact that her daugther, Szidi Patyi goes on with his studio with a new taste and a high enthusiasm.

Hungarian Olympic and Sports Museum - Backyard Goals – A Journey Through the Hidden Landscapes of Hungarian Football

Móricz-Sabján Simon: Megyefoci, Lipót, 2015

Hungarian Olympic and Sports Museum
 – 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 3.
Backyard Goals – A Journey Through the Hidden Landscapes of Hungarian Football
2021.04.21 – 06.25
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 09.00 – 19.00
If we look beyond the sterile world of modern stadiums, the increasingly cold and soulless elite football we should realize that this sport is a great indicator of our everyday life. Especially when we talk about football in the countryside where a match can still be a traditional celebration of local life, a meeting point, something which strengthens identity. Hátsó füves (Backyard Goals) is the collection of a multi-award winning series published in Nemzeti Sport, the traditional Hungarian sports daily paper. Ten various photographers and a journalist visited nearly 150 places from 2015 to 2019 to explore Hungarian village football, their travels were illustrated by the stunning but still humane pictures. The exhibition is organized with the participation of Kazinczy Museum Sátoraljaújhely and Mediaworks Hungary Zrt.

Hungarian Workshop Gallery - Syporca WHANDAL: VAKUUM

Hungarian Workshop Gallery
 – 1072 Budapest, Akácfa utca 20.
Syporca WHANDAL: VAKUUM
2021.04.07 – 04.23
Opening hours: Working days 10.00 – 17.00
The reality defined by science is indifferent to me, as is the age-determined determination of the linear view of time. Existing in an alternative reality, I experiment with the visual representation of human qualities and sacred, ecstatic states of consciousness, one of the mediums of which is photography. Avoiding the arrogance of popular moments and technical feats captured from a metacommunicative and instinctive position, I capture “officially unimportant” moments that are corporate appearances of creation, the era itself, which is without time and space. The bodily experiments, bodily experiences, organic movements, immobility of the performing arts resulting from humility, like a vacuum, “empty, deprived of something, free…” essentially carry the tragedy of annihilation and fulfillment.

HYBRIDART SPACE - Fresh Meat

HYBRIDART SPACE
1052 Budapest, Galamb utca 6.
Fresh Meat
2021.04.01 – 04.21
Opening hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 13.00 – 17.00 PM
To set a tradition, Budapest Photo Festival and Hybridart created an open call for photographers under 35. The winners have the opportunity to participate in a group exhibition in Hybridart Gallery which will showcase the very best of young contemporary Hungarian photographers. This event is one of the highlights of Budapest Photo Festival. There were no genre restrictions, the exhibition revolves around series and portfolios about issues that are important for the young photographer generation today, regardless of themes and topics. The curators of the exhibition valued originality and unconventional approaches both in terms of the themes and the concepts.
Kurátor / Curator: Kudász Gábor Arion



Inda Gallery - The world according to

INDA Gallery – 1061 Budapest, Király u. 34.
The world according to – Ildi Hermann’s photography
2021.04.23 – 05.28
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 14.00 – 18.00
The void Ildi Hermann has left is still unfathomable. We still haven’t had enough time, and perhaps never will, to come to terms with the fact that her life-work came to an end then and there. The unique view of the world that characterized her from the very start has ceased to exist. Her wry humour, empathy, grasp of the essence and sense of the absurd made her unique. Silent interiors, perplexing constellations of objects, everyday scenes or distinguished moments –where the human figure and the environment together construct the absurd spectacle –are raised to the realm of the eternal in her photos. According to Ildi, the world was like this when she looked at it.
Curators: Gabriella Csizek and Zsófia Somogyi

ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA DI BUDAPEST / XENIA GALLERY - Letizia Battaglia - Beauty in the face of everything

Letizia Battaglia: Valentina, Mimmo Ortolano lánya, 1991

ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA DI BUDAPEST  –  Galleria Xenia – 1088 Budapest, Bródy Sándor utca 8.
Letizia Battaglia – Beauty in the face of everything
2021.04.22 – 05.20
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 15.00 – 20.00
“Wars, environmental pollution, poverty, the mafia. Photographers are always there to tell us the stories.
But there are those moments when all of this becomes an unbearable burden and you start looking for something else. You are looking for peace, gentleness. A smile.
For me today, at the age of 86, the naked and simple body of a woman is the absolute beauty. The serious look of a child I met by chance, what an absolute joy.

The camera does the rest.” – Letizia Battaglia

KARINTHY SALON - Ági VEDRES: Les amis des femmes

VEDRES Ági: Üvegház-lány, 2020/2021

Karinthy Salon 
1111 Budapest, Karinthy Frigyes út 22.
Ági VEDRES: Les amis des femmes
2021.04.20. – 05.14.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 11.00-18.00
The starting point of Ági Vedres’ solo exhibition, formed of personal memory-fragments, was her late grandmother’s lightblue tulle scarf and its graphics and lettering: Les amis de femmes ( The women’s friends). The center of her ongoing series for years are objects, moments, patterns and colours that embody the women’s desire for beauty and at the same time represent objects linked to the idea of beauty, satisfaction and happiness. Subjective associations shown in black and white analogue photographs, digital colour images or videostills guide us amongst the details of everyday life now and then.

K.A.S. Gallery – Imre Drégely, Attila Haid, Péter Herendi, Zoltán Molnár: Territory

Herendi Péter – Föld rajz No.3

K.A.S. Gallery – 1114 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 9.
Imre Drégely, Attila Haid, Péter Herendi, Zoltán Molnár: Territory
2021.05.04-05.17
Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday: 15.00 – 18.00
In the concept of K.A.S Gallery, the importance of discovery and presentation of emerging artists, and the “excellent” ones are both important. In addition to contemporary fine art, and applied art exhibitions, we present 3-6 photography exhibitions a year. Literary evenings, book presentations, and contemporary dance and music performances completed K.A.S.’ program in the last 30 years.

K.A.S. Gallery – Attila HAID: In & Out

K.A.S. Gallery – 1114 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 9.

Attila HAID: In & Out

2020.04.16 – 05.02.
Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday: 15.00 – 18.00

In & Out” – an exhibition about people, who live with autism.

Nowadays we are hearing more and more about autism, which is being explained, interpreted, diagnosed or even advertised by various media in the light of current views.

That’s what this exhibition is about: „people with autism” who I want to portray as I see, who lives (works) with autistic people. My goal is to help people who are receptive to the subject get a new insight into this world through my photos.

Korean Cultural Centre - 그 다음은, What is next? Yoon Gil Jung, Jang Yong Geun, Lee Dae Sung, Park Hyeong-Ki

Korean Cultural Centre – 1023 Budapest, Frankel Leó út 30-34.
다음은, What is next?
Yoon Gil Jung, Jang Yong Geun, Lee Dae Sung, Park Hyeong-Ki
2021.03.15. – 09.17.
(online exhibition)
The exhibition series reflects current, universal issues during the COVID-19 pandemic era. It addresses issues such as those faced by people around the world and all of humanity together to overcome and resolve while preserving sustainable living. The series showcases the work of 4 documentary Korean photographers. Yoon Gil Jung’s Nature’s Counterattack, Jang Yong Geun’s 37.5℃, Lee Dae Sung’s Futuristic Archeology and On the Shore of a Vanishing Island and Park Hyeong-Ki’s A bit different daily life will be visible at the online exhibition Hall of the Korea Cultural Center.

 

MASSOLIT BOOKS & CAFÉ / CZECH CENTRE - Lukáš Houdek: Orient reloaded

MASSOLIT BOOKS & CAFÉ / CZECH CENTRE –  1072 Budapest, Nagy Diófa u. 30
Lukáš Houdek: Orient reloaded
2021.04. 27. – 05.25.
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 09:00 – 19:00.
Series of 20 photographs from catalogues of travel agencies developed by the VanDyke technics, 2017
In earlier times, we were looking up to Egypt and the Middle East in general with admiration, a bit of excitement, and with the desire to go to such destination one day and experience the adventures that the icons of the Czech voyagers Hanzelka and Zikmund described in their books. Holding our breath, we were watching old photographs of pyramids, unbounded Nile, mysterious inhabitants, ancient palaces, and temples. Today, these temples were replaced by hotel resorts, visited by more and more Czechs –  encouraged by shining photos from the catalogues of travel agencies.
More than 200,000 Czech tourists visit Egypt every year. This makes the country one of a long-term leaders in the destinations that Czechs most often choose for holidays. Czech Republic is at the same time one of the countries whose citizens are most afraid of Islam or Muslims, who are often also the subject of local populist political debates. So why do some Czechs go to Egypt? How do they spend their days in Orient? Does it fulfil their expectations created by the desire for cheap luxury? What is the role of Orient and the desire for its discovery? So in July 2017, I went for a one of a week-long all-inclusive tours to Egypt to capture the motivations, plans and observations of its participants. Why did the expectations of some of them have not been fulfilled?

MEXICAN EMBASSY / THE RED DOOR GALLERY - Hugo Brehme – Restrospective: 100 years ago in Mexico.

Mexican Embassy / The Red Door Gallery – 1088 Budapest, Szentkirályi utca 13.
Hugo Brehme – Restrospective: 100 years ago in Mexico.
2021.04. 07. – 05.03.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 15:00 – 19:00. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. The gallery can be visited upon appointment.

Hugo Brehme, (3 December 1882, Eisenach, Germany; 13 June 1954, Mexico City) was a German-born photographer of Mexico. Brehme’s work portrays Mexico City and its squares, streets and buildings, witnessing the country’s modernization after the Revolution period (1910-1920), the landscapes offer the spectator a nostalgic view of the quotidian life of Mexico City and its civil architecture.

In Hugo Brehme’s photographs, we can see Mexico exposed to changes in the porphyry era. He documented the movement of the Mexican Revolution from the ditches themselves with a selective eye, and once the revolutionary feat was over, he dedicated himself to explore the country, to portray the Mexican landscape. The photographs exhibited here illustrate Mexico City, provide an overview of the period from 1905 to 1946, and show us its squares, streets, and buildings that have witnessed historical development.

 

MEXICAN EMBASSY / THE RED DOOR GALLERY - María Paula Martínez - Deep colors of Mexico

Mexican Embassy / The Red Door Gallery – 1088 Budapest, Szentkirályi utca 13.
María Paula Martínez – Deep colors of Mexico
2021.05.05. – 05.28.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 15:00 – 19:00. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. The gallery can be visited upon appointment.

María Paula Martínez Jáuregui Lorda is a Mexican documentary photographer committed to social and humanitarian matters around the world. She is part of the worldwide organization Photographers Without Borders (PWB). She is the first Mexican women to be a drone pilot certified by the National Direction of Civil Aeronautics. Her work is closely related to social change, defending human rights and environmental protection. Focusing on themes such as youth, women and the beauty of Nature, María Paula has travelled extensively to document the issues that genuinely need our attention. She has been on assignment for for PWB in many different countries. In September 2017, she went to India to document the work undertaken by the NGO, Sambhali Trust, dedicated to the empowerment of women. In July 2018 she visited Malawi to document the work of an NGO dedicated to the educating and stopping of community deterioration due to alcohol and drug abuse. In Mongolia in August 2018 she was living with the nomadic families in their yurts. In April 2019 she went on assignment to Ukraine to document. Her last assignment for PWB was in December 2019 in Minas Gerais, Brazil, documenting a big problem of girls in prostitution. Her love for the volcanoes has drove her to do a personal project that started four years ago of documenting the majesty of the Mexican mountains and the speeding of the melting of the three glaciers that remain in Mexico due to global warming. She has also done many marine conservation projects in the seas of Mexico. She was part of the documentary Socorro Evolution, shot in Revillagigedo.

 

MOM Cultural Center / Reich Károly Gallery - Sára SEBESTYÉN: GOT IT! FOR YOU!

MOM Cultural Center / Reich Károly Gallery – 1124 Budapest, Csörsz u. 18.
Sára SEBESTYÉN: GOT IT! FOR YOU!
2021.03.01 – 08.31.
Opening hours: every day 08.00-19.30
The photographs of Sára Sebestyén are organically fitting into the Hungarian constructivist tradition. Her images are composed of architectural details and everyday sights that are framed by precision and soft harmony. The playfulness of colors, forms and lights meets the rigid rules of geometry, oftentimes the artist uses the opposites as basic building blocks while each composition hides something unexpected. In her work the aesthetically perfect form is found in artistic creation, which can be completely free of concrete content, as has always been practiced in music. The images presented at this exhibition are specially selected from various series of Sára Sebestyén. This exhibition will be organised by the Cziffra Festival and the MOM Cultural Centre within the György Cziffra Memorial Year.

Exhibition series of Photography MA program of Moholy University of Art and Design Budapest with Erzsébetváros, the Municipality of Budapest 7th district - Young _ Adult _ Stories

Szécsi Noémi és Turi András: Mardich, 2020

Exhibition series of Photography MA program of Moholy University of Art and Design Budapest with Erzsébetváros, the Municipality of Budapest 7th district – 1055 Budapest, Falk Miksa u. 30.
Young _ Adult _ Stories
2021.04.13 – 04.25.
Opening hours: Every day 12.00 – 18.00

Locations / Exhibiting students:
K6 Galéria, Klauzál tér 6. / Idil Emiroglu
Zsidó Történeti Tár, Csányi utca 5. / Szécsi Noémi and Turi András
Pezsegő Frizzante Bár, Király utca 31. / Novák Dorottya
Designer bolt, Király utca 29. / Taródi-Nagy Konrád Péter
Former studio of Pauer Gyula , Damjanich u. 32. IV.em 2. / Szepsi-Szűcs Lilla

Youth is an experience we all share. Now, recently or years before. Places recall this unique period of our life, the place of the first kiss, the secret spots, a pub, the school, the door of home. These places will exist in us regardless of how old we are. Or there are no places at all to remember, renamed, demolished, banned, redesigned. Maybe we, rememberers are unfaithful and replaced the old favourite places with new ones. This is how it is, new places demand space, as those who seek the new. In the autumn semester of 2020 MOME Photography MA students were invited by the City Council of Erzsébetváros (7th district of Budapest) to share their ideas in this context. Five projects of six students were selected by a jury of art professionals to be exhibited along a walk through the downtown streets of Erzsébetváros. One of the shows will receive the prize of Erzsébetváros at the closing day of the exhibtion series.

Molnár Ani Gallery - Éva Mayer: Terra Incognita

Ani Molnár Gallery  – 1088 Budapest Bródy Sándor u. 36.
Éva MAYER: Terra Incognita
2021.04.21 – 05.29.
Opening hours: Tuesday –Friday: 12:00 – 18:00, Saturday: 11:00 – 17:00
Éva Mayer graduated as a graphic designer from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. Being mainly interested in installation art, she accomplishes her artworks through a unique technique: after scanning the images painted on a glass plate, she digitally modifies, then prints them. Central to her artworks is the desire to explore questions related to identity issues, personal traumas and social taboos. In this process she relies on cultural and metaphorical elements, as well as symbols and archetypes (house, church, cradle, honeycomb). In this way, her personal experiences and traumas are placed into a more universal context of problems. In her exhibition entitled Terra incognita, she thematizes the problem of infertility that not only affects individual destiny, but also carries social meaning – this time the motive of the honeycomb becomes the basic pattern of the complex visual-acoustic system.

MYMUSEUM Gallery - Barbara Moura, Veronika Szendrő, Isabel Val; Conversations with me

MyMuseum Gallery  – 1074 Budapest, Dohány utca 30/a.
Barbara Moura, Veronika Szendrő, Isabel Val; Conversations with me
2021.04.10 – 06.13.
Opening hours:Monday –Friday: 14.00 – 20.00, Sunday: 14.00 –18.00
The exhibited artworks examine one’s various connections to the world by telling a story. Three female artists, Barbara Moura, Veronika Szendrő and Isabel Val, discuss immensely personal and highly sensitive topics and very importantly by doing so they deepen their viewers’ understanding of religious, social and psychological processes. In their style the stories follow traditional genres for instance a prayer, a child’s drawing, a cartoon or comics, which creates intimacy. Intimacy provides a platform for deep analysis of multiple, interconnected perspectives.

POLISH INSTITUTE - FACES OF WITKACY Self-portraits by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz

Polish Institute 
1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 32.

FACES OF WITKACY  Self-portraits by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz 
2021.04.29 – 06.03.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 10.00 – 18.00
Witkacy (Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz) started on his creative path as a painter. Painting, however, was to disappoint him. He came to see it as a craft, and so he set up the Portrait Painting Company, and painted some 4,500 portraits, the majority of which perished by fire in Warsaw during the war. The idea behind Witkacy’s company and the principles on which it was run were a forerunner of conceptualism. He next experimented with image through photography, a medium in which he could see fully his wild, unbridled personality. His series of posed self-portraits certainly herald performance. Yet painting and photography are no match for the intellect. Thus, Witkacy employed words – indeed in three demanding fields at the same time: writing philosophical tracts, novels and theatrical pieces – achieving much acclaim.
He fell victim to history. Trapped between German and Soviet armies, he committed suicide.

 

Slovak Institute of Budapest - Peter Župník: ANIMA

Peter Zupnik: Nem elefánt, To nie je slon, Cesi n’est pas un éléphant, 1995/2005

Slovak Institute of Budapest – 1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 15.
Peter Župník: ANIMA
2021.05.20. – 07.02
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 10.00-16.00, Friday 10.00-14.00
ANIMA is a special photo series focusing on the animal world, constantly evolving since 1980. The pictures all have their own stories which hold their ground in and of themselves. The oldest ones are originally black and white, colorized later, newer images were also colorized after printed on wood. This is how these unique works of art were born. The collection consists of 100 pieces and was first shown to the public in 2018 in the Miloš A. Bazovský Gallery in Trenčín (Trencsén).

 

TOBE GALLERY – Kincső BEDE - Three Colours I Know in This World

TOBE GALLERY – 1088 Budapest, Bródy Sándor utca 36.
Kincső BEDE – Three Colours I Know in This World
2021.04.14 – 05.15
Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday: 14:00-18:00, Saturday: 11.00-15.00
The series entitled Three Colours I Know in This World, which gives the exhibition its title, is a reflection on Romania in the Ceaușescu era. The title of the photographic set refers to the first line of the anthem of the Romanian Socialist Republic, which the artist tries to translate into the language of photography and, through it, observe and analyse its meaning. The starting
point of Kincső Bede’s work is, on the one hand, the ever-current and eternal dilemma: how generations with different historical experiences can coexist and cooperate in their families and in larger communities. Another issue is the management of the tacit historical past that extends to Eastern European societies, the legacy of socialism in the face of radically changed socio-economic and personal conditions.

YUNUS EMRE ENSTITÜSÜ - Turkish Cultural Centre – The colours of Anatolia

YUNUS EMRE ENSTITÜSÜ – Turkish Cultural Centre – 1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 62. 
The colours of Anatolia
2021.04.09. – 05.10.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9:00-18:00

The colours of Anatólia, or in other words, Anadolu, not just gave a home to the different civilizations but connected distant cultures. On the antique land of Anatólia, every civilization left its marks, despite they lived there for a temporary period or forever. These marks live on in their architecture, customs, food, but most importantly, on people’s faces. Photographer Mustafa Yirmaz’s goal is to show and to document the antique Anatólian civilization culture, and it’s history and beautiful geography.

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