Gallery

Marcell Piti: Their Own Masters

In the end, the portraits show them the way I see them. Defying the mainstream, the experience society’s attachment to comfort, these people are their own masters.

Images from You Are Here, the album of Tibor Gyenis

Geometry informs the images of the landscape interventions, of the objects Tibor Gyenis placed in natural settings, and similar formal principles applied when he carved or cut out parts of the photographs’ mounts.

Attila Bartis – Old and Recent Work (2014–2019)

Bartis releases the viewer from the constraint of analytical thinking, and encourages you to consider life, your own life, from a viewpoint that is somehow visceral, impossible to describe in reasonable terms—one that yearns for transcendence.

Imre Benkő: China, 1984–2019

“I was lucky as a young photographer to be able to work in various Asian countries. I was taken by the distinctive lifestyles of nations living in different social systems, and I became more and more intrigued by what it was I could visualize with photography.”

Lenke Szilágyi: Post-Soviet 1990–2002

People in Russia, said Lenke Szilágyi in an interview, still consider being photographed as a friendly gesture. The characters in her shots do indeed seem untroubled by the presence of the photographer, and many of them look into the lens with a friendly expression.

Mónika Üveges: The Anthropocene as a Geological Dividing Line

Visual artist Mónika Üveges graduated as a painter at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2019. Formerly she attended the Vocational School for Fine and Applied Arts, where she studied photography. Her works explore the passages between painting, sculpture and photography, as she extends the traditional formats of the painting by creating relief-like, physical objects.

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Always leave a white patch in the picture – László Moholy-Nagy 125

László Moholy-Nagy, one of the most influential Hungarian artists of all times was born on this day 125 years ago, on 20 July, 1895. He was a visual artist, photographer, typographer, designer, thinker and educator, whose experimental thinking and work as a progressive artist influenced all that we now consider the art of the 20th century. We salute Moholy-Nagy’s photographic output with the following selection of works.

Travelling Issues – Artists at Home, 2.

In the first instalment of our gallery series, “Artists at Home,” we looked at how people’s relationship to private space, to their homes, changed during the epidemic, with viewpoints offered by four contemporary artists. The second part of the series presents a project each by an Italian and a Swedish artist, who use stills and film produced by Google to highlight changes in how the world is perceived, and how you can take a journey in virtual space.

Epidemic issues – Artists at Home

The first part of the gallery series, “Artists at Home” takes a look at how people’s relationship to private space, their homes and immediate surroundings changed during the epidemic, with viewpoints offered by four contemporary artists: Louise Desnos (FR), Maria Gallen-Kallela (FIN-US), Nicolas Haeni (FR), and Heidi Holma (FIN).

Kincső Bede: Three colours I know in this world

Kincső Bede is living and studying in Budapest, but her hometown is Covasna, which is a little city in Romania. The title of her project quotes the first line of the Romanian communist anthem. A line she tries to translate, analyse and understand for herself-through her work.

Uncertainty as a definitive experience – Zsófia Szemző’s photo-based collages

A graduate of MOME’s graphic art and media programme, Zsófia Szemző currently works on her DLA at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. She already has won several Hungarian and foreign scholarships. By her own account, drawing is her prime choice when it comes to developing, destroying or assembling situations.

Herbarium (Atlas)

“Titled Atlas, my latest project is an ambitious photographic encyclopaedia.”