June 13 – September 10, 2017

In the history of world photography, the works of Hungarian artists occupy a separate place. It is impossible today to write her twentieth-century chapter without considering their significant achievements. The exhibition focuses on the work of world-renowned photographers such as André Kertész, Brassaï, Robert Capa, Márton Munkácsi, László Moholy-Nagy, György Kepes, Lucien Hervé and Éva Besnyő. While maintaining the chronological order, a special emphasis was placed on intertextuality, or rather on the sense of inter-visuality. Photographs were presented in the contexts which have not been recognized so far – both next to the masterpieces and contemporary works, thanks to which one can see the significant influences that the authors were subject to in the process of developing their own photographic language. The works of subsequent generations of artists contributed to a comprehensive and rich overview of Hungarian photography.

Curator of the exhibition: Gabriella Csizek

The exhibition was organized in connection with the Year of Hungarian Culture in Poland 2016/2017

Exhibition partners:
The year of Hungarian Culture in Poland
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary
Institute Balassiego – Hungarian Institute of Culture in Warsaw

Co-organizers of the exhibition:
House of Photography Mai Manó in Budapest
Center for Contemporary Photography Robert Capy in Budapest