Interview

“You cannot exist in a hurry in here” – interview with Esther Horvath

Held in mid-April, the World Press Photo Awards conferred its first prize in the Environment category to Hungarian photographer Esther Horváth. The photographer, who currently lives in Bremen, has been documenting the environmental changes in the Arctic region and participated in numerous research expeditions over the last five years. She is genuinely concerned with the issues of climate change and nature conservation, and also, importantly, she is the first Hungarian woman to get a prize at the World Press Photo Awards.

It’s a worldview to emigrate as an artist – an interview with Zoltán Tombor

Late last year the grapevine was abuzz with news of Zoltán Tombor, one of the best-known Hungarian fashion photographers, moving back from New York to Hungary. In December he made his debut with a new set, Homeward. A few months have passed since then, and we were curious what plans he had for his professional future, and how it felt to move back from the US.

“What I’m interested in is how we feel good” – interview with Éva Szombat

Éva Szombat has built an unmistakable style, and her visual world makes frequent appearances in collaborations with designers, as well as in her own applied works. Above all, we wanted to know how she could reconcile autonomous and collaborative projects, and how kitsch, sequins and glamour relate to provocation and social engagement.

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Megalomaniacal Vibes – interview with photographer Balázs Deim

From pics made at a military missile base to photos of a fictitious space program, to a beer can camera obscura, to Polaroid transfer – we are going through various photo series by Balázs Deim, conversing about burnout, a master who became friend, and also about the possibilities of photographing the naught.

What if my cells were kept alive forever?

Maija Tammi is a Finnish artist and researcher, based in Helsinki. In her works, she investigates different approaches towards science, aesthetics, sickness, time, and (im)mortality.

They expect us to be pretty but I dare to be ugly

Katalin Ladik on her early artistic experimentations, her collaboration with the Bosch + Bosch Group and her relationship with the arts estabishment of the semi-periphery. A conversation at the Budapest Ludwig Museum’s Bosch+Bosch Group and the Vojvodina Neo-avantgarde Movement exhibit.