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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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Nadja Massün: Intimate Universe

Until October 27, 2019

Nadja Massün’s work is a good example of a sensitivity that subsumes and forgets about the technique in an intuitive search to reveal the spiritual world of human from which the experience of the beauty emerges. We see in the photos of Nadja a word in the air, a sound of laughter, a wink among friends and the sadness behind a look. The photographic moment becomes a moment of revelation.

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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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André Kertész 125

October 04, 2019 – October 20, 2019 | Other location: Elizabeth Square (Erzsébet tér)

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.

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Capa in Israel

October 10, 2019 – October 26, 2019 | Other location: Tel Aviv

The Capa Center, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the State of Israel and Hungary, presents Robert Capa's photographs taken in Israel. Robert Capa took photographs in Israel on several occasions between 1948 and 1950. He captured the reality of the newly founded Jewish state’s first years, from the arrival of the immigrants, through the everyday life of transitory camps, to the finding of their new homes, with all the expectations, joy, pain, and doubt involved. The photographs taken in this heroic and distinctive period of Israel’s birth present a true image of a painful, uncertain, yet still optimistic, naïve, and idealistic experience that permeated the everyday life of Israeli pioneers.

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Capa Grand Prize Hungary 2019 exhibition

Announcing the winner of the Capa Grand Prize Hungary 2019 & Vernissage of the exhibition: October 21, 2019, 6pm

The Capa Grand Prize Hungary is annually awarded to a photographer who works in any branch of photography, has been established professionally, and demonstrates a proven track record of outstanding talent. The Capa Center established the prize to emphasize its commitment to the creation of new artworks that enrich our society. The fellowships and the prize aim at furthering the development of the artists, and encouraging their future experimentation.