13 05 2021 | Thursday | 18:00
A Photo-based Selection from the Balázs–Dénes Collection
finissage: 24 05 2021
Program of the Budapest Photo Festival 2021
Exhibiting artists: Zsolt Asztalos, István Csákány, Gabriella Csoszó, Attila Csörgő, Ágnes Eperjesi, Marcell Esterházy, Andreas Fogarasi (AT), Károly Halász, Zsigmond Károlyi, Kis Varsó, Ádám Kokesch, Eva Kotatkova (CZ), Áron Kútvölgyi-Szabó, Antal Lakner, Dóra Maurer, Alex Mirutziu (RO), Gábor Ősz, Dan Perjovschi (RO), Péter Puklus, Kamen Stoyanov (BG), Dezső Szabó, Pál Szacsvay, Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák, Zsófia Szemző, Jirí Thyn (CZ), András Zalavári
With neo-avant-garde and post-conceptual art being a major component of the Budapest-based private collection of Árpád Balázs and Andrea Dénes, many of their works reflect on issues of society closely linked to the transformation and the symbolic messages of the private and public spaces that surround us. From the 1970s to date, artists have repeatedly visualised these topics with the vocabulary of photography. Thus, the focus of the exhibition dovetails with FUGA’s profile while the engagement with photography bolsters the Festival’s mission. Works of a critical penchant, and often of humorous even provocative overtone, define the show.