András Bánkuti, Imre Bencő, Krisztina Erdei, Viola Fatyol, Tibor Hajas, László Haris, Gyula Holics, György Kepes, Péter Kornis, Hérve Lucien, Lilla Szász. The 20th-century chapter of the world history of photography can’t be written without referencing the Hungarian influence. So the exhibition at the National Museum in Warsaw can’t be missed.
Hungarian photography occupies a distinctive place in the world history of the genre. The exhibition focuses on world-renowned artists by showcasing the work of such fundamental names. It places these prominent artists into the – so far – less well-expounded contexts of their ancestors, earlier masters, contemporaries and peers, presenting the factors influencing them in their journeys towards becoming exceptional image-makers. While following a relative chronology, the exhibition concept profoundly builds upon intertextuality, or rather a sense of inter-visuality. It also provides highlights of the aforementioned contextuality by showcasing the generations that followed these masters – which has become ever more possible with the passing of time – in order to provide a comprehensive and in-depth overview of Hungarian photography.
Exhibition Curator: Gabriella Csizek
The exhibition is organized as part of the Hungarian Cultural Season in Poland 2016/2017.
June 13th – September 10th 2017
Hungarian Cultural Season in Poland
Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Balassi Institute – the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Warsaw
Hungarian House of Photography – Mai Manó House
Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center
Photo: Robert Capa, [Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot, with the painter’s nephew Javier Vilato, Golfe-Juan, France], August 1948 © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos