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EXPERIMENT – Contemporary Hungarian experimental photography

On view
May 07, 2022 – June 26, 2022
Tuesday–Sunday: 10am–6pm
Other location: Kiscell Museum (Kiscelli Street 108. Budapest 1037)
Curators: Gabriella Csizek, Rita Somosi

The exhibition is realized in the cooperation of Budapest Photo Festival and Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center jointly with Kiscell Museum.

Experimental photography is engaged with unusual materials and processes, creating exciting surfaces, visual effects and new meanings and substances.  By reflecting on the medium of photography and questioning its traditional role, experimental photography is regarded as the most diverse area. Since the birth of photography, experiments with developed images  and the alteration of negative photos by chemicals or manual interventions  had been very popular. These experiments were defined by the method based on the thorough examination of the stages of creation and the final piece of art, and were evoked by the basic principles of “everything can be done differently” and “nothing is complete”. Essential questions arose to which works provided answers manifested in the technical execution.

In the 20th century, avant-garde photography, most notably the oeuvre of László Moholy-Nagy, or the works of the neo-avant garde generation can be regarded as the antecedents of experimental photography.  Nowadays, image manipulation and alternative visual experiments ( sequences, photomatrix) gain more ground, while archaic techniques have their golden age and we find ourselves encountering more and more photo-process based aesthetics or visual plays with multi exposition, construction-deconstruction or reflections.

In this exhibition we show autonomic artistic approaches of experimental photography and its tradition that lay out the many possibilities of raising issues with experimental photography today.


Kiállító alkotók: A FEHÉR Vera, BUDAVÁRI Csaba, CSIZIK Balázs, DEIM Balázs, DIÓSI Máté, DRÉGELY Imre, EITER Tamás, FEDOR Ilka, FEJÉR János, GERGELY Dóra, GOMBOS Lajos, KOMÁR Sabrina, KUSNYÁR Eveline, MARTINKÓ Márk, MEZŐSI Ágnes, MIGLÉCZI Hanna, MUCSI Ágota, NAGY Zopán, NÉMETH Domonkos Tamás, PÁTKAI Rozina, RÉDLING Hanna, RIZMAYER Péter, RUMANN Gábor, SEBESTYÉN Sára, SPRENC Balázs, SZÁRAZ Katalin, SZIGLIGETI Balázs, UJVÁRI Gábor, ÜVEGES Mónika, VACHTER János, VADÁSZI Zoltán, VARGA Tamás, VÉKÁS Magdolna, WALTON Eszter, Syporca WHANDAL, ZELLEI Boglárka Éva