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Lartigue – Life in Color

Until September 01, 2019

Lartigue is a photographer of the bright side of life, whose visual diary reveals a history of the 20th century filled with beauty and joyful moments. The Life in Color exhibition showcases a selection of the color images making up about one-third of the oeuvre, providing an overview of not only the most determining relationships he had, his journeys and his everyday life, but also his experimentation with the various techniques of color photography.

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Máté Dobokay: Ag

Until July 01, 2019

Máté Dobokay’s exhibition showcases the creative process in which the author experiments both as a chemist and a philosopher with the dismantling of the photographic image into its elemental components, while looking into questions related to transfering knowledge and providing feedback. Máté Dobokay’s photographic experimentation does not result in photographic images. The artworks evoke the processes of the secret and intricate science of alchemy, looking for the philosopher's stone suitable for turning base metals into precious metals, achieving immortality, and healing physical anguish. He creates unique and unreproducible, abstract, picturesque images and objects, delineating all the different shades of the shiny grey of silver on the various media.

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István Bielik: Faces of Freedom

Until July 22, 2019

The Hungarian language does not differentiate between the common and more elevated concepts of freedom. The images of István Bielik reveal several layers of being liberated from the shackles, obligations, monotony, and mundane routines of everyday life: we recognize the atmosphere of the “simple” holidays, weekends, vacations, travels, and parties taking place after the working hours, as well as the experience of being absorbed in ourselves, or the philosophical and existential spaciousness of unselfish existence, unconstrained activities, and boundless imagination.

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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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Dániel Szalai: Novogen

Other Location: Budapest Park | From April 25, 2019

In his exhibition Novogen, Dániel Szalai focuses on a special breed of chicken developed to lay eggs that are appropriate for utilization in human and veterinary pharmaceutic production. The images track down the stages of vaccine production – the laying, the triage of the eggs, the pre-incubation, the inoculation of the viral agents, and finally, the harvesting of the amniotic fluid. Leading an investigation on industrialized farming in his project Novogen, Dániel Szalai gives voice to questions concerning man’s relation to technology and nature as well as to the concept of work.

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André Kertész – “Szigetbecse, the cradle of my art”

Other location: Moscow | Until September 01, 2019

In his oeuvre, the Hungarian André Kertész created his own peculiar universe, in which he established the language of the modern photographic approach. The images showcased in the exhibition André Kertész – “Szigetbecse, the cradle of my art” were selected by the artist himself at the twilight of his life, as a gift for the settlement providing him with all those magical childhood experiences and giving home to the André Kertész Memorial Museum. This personally compiled retrospective show includes not only the images tied to Szigetbecse but also the most well-known pieces of the oeuvre, providing a unique overview of the world-renowned author’s work.

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Walls of Power – Man-made barriers throughout Europe

Other Location: Arles | From July 01, 2019 to August 25, 2019

We tend to see European culture as open and inclusive. Nevertheless, in recent years, we have seen barriers rising all over the continent. Building walls to protect a land is nothing new. We do not need to look back as far as Hadrian’s Wall; throughout our history there have been barriers splitting up the European landscape. Through contemporary documentary photography, the exhibition investigates walls, fences, and their immediate surroundings; specifically, those erected by authorities and still standing today to prohibit people from either leaving or entering the European territory.