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Géza Perneczky: Mirrors

Until December 08, 2019

With the exhibition Mirrors – Géza Perneczky’s conceptual photography from the 1970s the Capa Center dedicates the first solo museum presentation to the artist Géza Perneczky (*1936, Keszthely, Hungary). Géza Perneczky is a protagonist of the Hungarian conceptual art, his early conceptual works and also his publications had a catalyst role on the Hungarian neo-avant-garde tendencies. Since 1970 Géza Perneczky lives and works in Cologne and was an important mediator between the Hungarian/Eastern European and the international art scene. The exhibition curated by Patrick Urwyler is set up as a comprehensive overview of Perneczky’s conceptual photography, the artist’s most prominent group of works in his entire oeuvre.

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Katalin Nádor: Surface and Shape

Until December 08, 2019

The exhibition presents a remarkable oeuvre unknown for the wider public until now. Katalin Nádor worked as the museum photographer of the Janus Pannonius Museum Pécs, Hungary, for some thirty years, and this is how the profession knew her. Her job was to document the ethnographic objects and archaeological finds received by the museum, as well as capturing works of contemporary artists and their fine arts ancestors. In the course of taking these photographs, primarily used for documentary purposes, she was mostly interested in the nature of light, its space- and form-creating power, as well as in studying the various surfaces and materials.

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Along With Our Flaws

Until January 06, 2020

A flaw is only a flaw if we consider it to be one. Depending on our character, or the momentary psychological and physical influences we are under, we can experience the same thing in numerous different ways. The images presented at the exhibition Along With Our Flaws can be interpreted in two ways. Technically they are flawed photographs, while their thematic interpretation implies (self-)acceptance. The two artists, Vera A Fehér and Emese Altnőder create multilayered, polysemic images of a both ordinary and peculiar world (mis)using the various functions of the camera.

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The Photojournalist Robert Capa

Until December 31, 2019

Robert Capa is considered the unique visual chronicler of several 20th-century wars (the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Second World War, the First Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War) both in the world and the Hungarian history of photography. The Hungarian photographer, who covered five wars directly from the battlefield, made his mark in photography in the course of his tragically short life. His photographs taken in the frontlines and in the heartland brought about a visual world establishing a new school, and he showed the power of images constructed from a deep sense of humanism to generations to come, up till today.

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As for Capa

Vernissage: November 13, 2019, 6:30pm

Reflections on the Robert Capa Phenomenon | In the spring semester of the academic year 2018/19, students of the Media Design BA program of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest dealt with the memory of Robert Capa, the world-renowned war correspondent of Hungarian descent and the contemporary challenges of photojournalism and documentarism through the study of a radio interview with the photographer. The pieces thus produced are reflections of a young generation, which had never experienced war, on Bob Capa’s experiences, photojournalistic work and the role of media in our lives in general.