SUMMARY– 2021/3

Anikó Ádám
The Time of the Image - Proust and Brassaï - (The 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Marcel Proust)

It is almost 90 years since Gyula Halász's book Paris de nuit was published in Paris under the name of Brassai. The book by Gyula Halász, who at first wanted to use the name Brassai only for his photographs, learned French from Marcel Proust's books. And not only did he learn the language from them, but he also realised the importance of photography in Proust's work. Anikó Ádám introduces the reader to the diversity of the links between photography and Marcel Proust's texts.

Štěpánka Bieleszová
Miloslav Stibor, the creator of Czech nude photography

Nude photography has always been an area of photography that has raised many questions. However, it has always been an existing area of photography. From the anonymous masters of the 19th century to photographers who specifically mobilised a historically constructed web of associations around the female body to convey more abstract meanings. It is enough to mention Karel Teige or Bill Brandt as examples. Miloslav Stibor's nude photography was a significant part of his art. His principles and the career that culminated in such a genre are analysed by Štěpánka Bieleszová.

Kata Benedek
Co-llaps & the Rupture Rapture. Interview with Hajnal Szolga

Born in Pécs, based in Berlin. Hajnal Szolga continues her fictive narratives into post-human scenarios. In her interview, Szolga gives a conceptual introduction to her approach to the post-apocalyptic and post-Anthropocene photographic storytelling of the World in the age of catastrophes. Struggles with the matter. Stories without protagonists. Futures without perspective.

Szilvia Csanádi-Bognár
The Seduction of Romance by - The Traces of Lost Time (2019) by Attila Bartis

Attila Bartis's book, The Traces of Lost Time, was published by Magvető Publishing House in 2019. The author is active in the Hungarian art scene, both as a writer and photographer. In her article, Szilvia Csanádi Bognár analyses the book, The Traces of Lost Time, and its statements about photography.

Judit Csatlós
Free Dressage - Cortona on the Move - Festival internationale di visual narrative

Festivals in Italy are worth paying attention to. Cortona on the MOve, like Fotografia Europeana, is not known for a large number of exhibitions, but for the fact that the material is presented from really carefully selected artists. Judit Csatlós presents some of the typical material from this year's festival to the readers.

Gábor Ébli
Intentionally emotional – Photo-based art in the Kozma Péter collection

Founder of the non-profit kArton Gallery (2001-2017) in downtown Budapest, Péter Kozma has been collecting experimental segments of visual culture, ranging from cartoons to photographs, for a quarter of a century now. The first exhibition of his collection in the Kunsthalle in 2010 inspired several art lovers to discover contemporary new media works.

Zsuzsa Farkas
Frame treasures-Hungarian private collectors–An interview with Klara Fogarasi

Although in a previous issue, we already talked about the ways of installing photographic works, through Klára Fogarasi's collection, we return to how typical the installation itself can be, how much it reveals about the period and the circumstances. Klára Fogarasi was interviewed by Zsuzsa Farkas.

Gábor Pfisztner
Pointless, yet terribly important

Wolfgang Tillmans' exhibition at Trafó was an excellent opportunity for him and the Budapest audience. For Tillmans, because he could talk about almost his entire oeuvre, moreover in a space that he could use freely, the audience could see how Tillmans arranges his own pictures along the lines of his own relationships, in the case that there is no constraint in the arrangement. Gábor Pfisztner's article is not only about the systems realised in the exhibition but also outlines the intellectual background with which Tillmans started, the intellectual milieu that was German and later international photography in the last decades of the 20th century.

Klára Szarka
Ten years of the Pictorial Collective

Ten years since the Pictorial Collective first debuted in Szentendre and now at the Capa Centre. It is a rare and also happy occasion for an artistic group to celebrate such an anniversary. Photojournalists around the world seem to have a good sense of how to maintain such communities. Of course, some members of the group have left, and new ones have joined, but the ethos of photojournalistic commitment remains with them throughout. Klára Szarka, one of the most knowledgeable people in Hungarian press photography, introduces the reader to the work that will be on display in the 2021 exhibition.