MOME creators at the Budapest Photo Festival
The 6th season of the spring event series presenting contemporary photography is coming up soon, featuring works already in the first section by creators graduated from our university, as well as MOME students and teachers alongside international star photographers such as Martin Parr. The event taking place between 25 March and 8 May offers a fascinating wealth of programmes, with a great variety of works from experimental genres to documentarist projects.
Just like before, this year’s festival is intended to bring the values and novelties of photography to the general public through various activities, workshops and museum education sessions. Each year, the programme is accompanied by screenings, presentations, meet-and-greets, photography professional events, and a portfolio review, which will be held this time at the BPF’s festival centre, the recently opened Dokubrom Gallery.
The Magdolna Court Art Gallery and Local History Collection also features pictures by our instructor Imre Drégely as part of the exhibition of the Artér Arts Association from 25 March. The solo exhibition of our alumnus Zoltán Molnár Zűrállomás (Chaospace Station) with photos of his Budapest will open at FUGA Budapest Architecture Centre on 28 March.
An exhibition by Laura Virág Szekeres and Emese Tóth, who graduated from the photography BA last year, will open at Foton Gallery also on 28 March. The two young photographers just started their studies abroad in Marseille and Hong Kong, respectively, in the middle of the COVID outbreak. As a result of the lockdowns, the world opened up and closed for them at the same time, which they present through their own experiences in their symbolic photographs
1 April will see the opening of the Fresh Meat exhibition at the Király utca 29. and K6 Galleries. The group exhibition section of photographers under 35 will include debuts by several of our students.
The opening of the exhibition of Photography MA graduating student Ilka Olajos entitled Panel will take place at K11 Labor on 8 April. The exhibition, which will be open to the public for 20 days, takes us to the world of Łódź housing estates and walk us through the history of the city.
The exhibition of our alumna Sári Zagyvai will open on 13 April at Viltin Gallery. Her series Trip explores issues of digital visual culture through pictures of popular touristic landscapes.
Anna Bányász’s diploma work ‘Not even the future is what it used to be’ will be exhibited at the Zsófi Faur Gallery. The series by our student graduating this year exploring the current relevance of sustainable economy was featured in a recent article in Designisso.
As part of the BPF Screening Nights, our alumna Zsófia Sivák will hold a presentation at 6:30 p.m. on 13 April at the Festival Centre. In her presentation illustrated with intriguing pictures, the photographer specialising in long-term photo series will talk about her favourite projects such as Family, The Countryside, Józsi & co., Until Daybreak or Our prices are in HUF.
Works by Eszter Asszonyi, who graduated last year from the Photography MA, will be displayed at the exhibition of the new members of RANDOM contemporary photo art group under the title ‘Intro’ from 20 April.
The exhibition of Tamás Réthey-Prikkel, another one of our graduates, will open on 26 March at FISE Gallery and show the renovation of the Hungarian National Opera House and the rejuvenated building.
An exhibition with the title Scratched Mirror. Photo/art from the collection of K-ARTS Arts Foundation will be organised by FUGA Budapest Architecture Centre on 6 April, featuring, among others, works by our lecturers Miklós Gulyás and Krisztina Erdei.
The group exhibition EXPERIMENT – Experimental photography in Hungarian contemporary photography will open in May. The platform presenting this diverse field will showcase autonomous artistic approaches and projects linked to the concept or tradition of experimental photography.