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Along With Our Flaws

Visiting is free of charge
November 12, 2019 – January 06, 2020
Every day 11 am – 7 pm
Closed on public holidays.
Capa Center – Project Room
Curator: Judit Gellér
Artists: Vera A Fehér, Emese Altnőder

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.

Emese Altnőder’s series consists of double exposure photographs, which she created with the help of an application. The double images highlight occasionally recurring motifs of our everyday life. Friends, parties, children, dogs, and swans, all ordinary elements of both the urban and the natural environment. While these moments could belong to any one of us, the images created independently from each other both in terms of time and space gain a new meaning by being merged into montages reminiscent of the surrealistic-spiritual photographs of the previous century. In the photographs of Emese Altnőder, the overlaying technique turns the simple, ordinary events into a magical world of sometimes lyrical, other times ironic or morbid visions.

Vera A Fehér’s camera captures two images from each exposure, creating a color and a black-and-white photograph of the same scene, or event, at the exact same time. Landscapes and stills mix with the moments of nightlife, relationships, and affairs frozen in time. The flashes of captured scenes delineate micro-stories, while the big picture of all the images makes a peculiar, both strange and still very intimate atmosphere. The image pairs point to the dual nature of getting to know and accepting the world: how experiencing and interpreting the same phenomenon actually depends on the lens through which we look at the world.

Outside and inside. Up and down. Sharp and out-of-focus. In the case of both artists, the additional meaning of the showcased images originates in duplication. The connection of the merged and layered elements create new contexts, perspectives, and relationships. Along With Our Flaws points to the never-ending process permeating our everyday life. Everything is determined by how we experience, understand, or interpret the mixture of true and false statements in our world. (Judit Gellér, curator)

A Fehér Vera: Cím nélkül | Untitled, 2017–2019 © A Fehér Vera
A Fehér Vera: Cím nélkül | Untitled, 2017–2019 © A Fehér Vera
A Fehér Vera: Cím nélkül | Untitled, 2017–2019 © A Fehér Vera
A Fehér Vera: Cím nélkül | Untitled, 2017–2019 © A Fehér Vera
A Fehér Vera: Cím nélkül | Untitled, 2017–2019 © A Fehér Vera
A Fehér Vera: Cím nélkül | Untitled, 2017–2019 © A Fehér Vera
A Fehér Vera: Cím nélkül | Untitled, 2017–2019 © A Fehér Vera
A Fehér Vera: Cím nélkül | Untitled, 2017–2019 © A Fehér Vera
A Fehér Vera: Cím nélkül | Untitled, 2017–2019 © A Fehér Vera
A Fehér Vera: Cím nélkül | Untitled, 2017–2019 © A Fehér Vera
Altnőder Emese: Cím nélkül | Untitled, 2018–2019 © Altnőder Emese
Altnőder Emese: Cím nélkül | Untitled, 2018–2019 © Altnőder Emese
Altnőder Emese: Cím nélkül | Untitled, 2018–2019 © Altnőder Emese
Altnőder Emese: Cím nélkül | Untitled, 2018–2019 © Altnőder Emese
Altnőder Emese: Cím nélkül | Untitled, 2018–2019 © Altnőder Emese
Altnőder Emese: Cím nélkül | Untitled, 2018–2019 © Altnőder Emese
Altnőder Emese: Cím nélkül | Untitled, 2018–2019 © Altnőder Emese
Altnőder Emese: Cím nélkül | Untitled, 2018–2019 © Altnőder Emese
Altnőder Emese: Cím nélkül | Untitled, 2018–2019 © Altnőder Emese
Altnőder Emese: Cím nélkül | Untitled, 2018–2019 © Altnőder Emese

Vera A Fehér, photographer, was born in Kecskemét, Hungary in 1983. She completed her Photography MA at the Rippl-Rónai Faculty of Arts of the Kaposvár University in 2019. Her work has been acknowledged with the Award of Esztergom at the 21st Esztergom Photography Biennial; the Honourable Mention Award of the PH21 Gallery in 2018; and by the fellowship of the Association of Hungarian Photographers in 2018–2019. She is a founding member of the artist group called “Hibaista” (“Errorist”); she is also a member of the Studio of Young Photographers, the Műhely Művészeti Egyesület of Kecskemét, Hungary, the Photographer section of MAOE (National Association of Hungarian Artists), as well as the Association of Hungarian Photographers. Her works have been regularly showcased at solo and group exhibitions since 2010.

Emese Altnőder, photographer, was born in Budapest in 1977. She studied photography between 2008 and 2010 at the Fotografus.hu Alapítványi Fotóiskola (Foundation School of Photography). Her works have been showcased both in solo and group exhibitions, in arts institutions both abroad (Bucharest, Romania; Genova and Calice, Italy) and in Hungary (Budapest, Dunaújváros, Szentendre). She has been a member of the “Hibaista” artist group since 2009.