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André Kertész 125

As part of the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival, the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center celebrates the Hungarian-born photographer, André Kertész, who was born 125 years ago.

Free admission:
October 4, 2019 – October 20, 2019
Venue: Elizabeth Square (Erzsébet tér)
Curator: Gabriella Csizek

André Kertész (1894–1985), the world-famous photographer, was born 125 years ago in Budapest. The Robert Capa Contemporary Photo Center evokes his fi gure and unique oeuvre with a special, publicspace installation. One half of the space casts a very original light on the life of the artist who was born as Andor Kertész: his life story is conjured with a photo selection up on a 12-square meter illuminated photo wall, while a similarly bold and novel mode of presentation has been chosen for one of his iconic artworks, the photo of a man swimming underwater. The open-air installation also provides an opportunity to create imaginative photos: in a space fitted out in the style of a Paris flat in Kertész’s time, anyone can make a selfie version of the artist’s Satiric Dancer.

Courtesy of André Kertész Memorial Museum, Szigetbecse, Hungary