Artists: Szilvia Bolla, Gergely Kiss, Imre Kiss, Richárd Kiss, Dóri Lázár, Domonkos Tamás Németh, Zsombor Pólya, Zsófia Sivák
Curated by: Dániel János Fodor, Oxána Sztrehalet
The new members of the Studio of Young Photographers don’t take photographs, and even if they do, they do it in ways you wouldn’t expect. This team of eight young artists is searching for the relevance and potentiality of photography in 2018. Inspired by the power of light, information overflow, and also capturing, examining, highlighting or hushing up things, the artists step on the stage, smash their instruments, grab the nearest object then start playing music. Moshing and crowd surfing are prohibited.
Vernissage on 24 October 2018, 7 pm
Opening speech by János Vető
Can photography re-enact the past?
Photography has become a veritable seedbed for (re)staging, re-playing reenacting for the camera. There are works that use further and closer history, mix theatricality and documentality in attractive ways. What does it serve for - can we really look into the past using photography? Is photography still any witness, can it be witness of any past? Where should we stop to believe photography?
documentary photographer, based in Warsaw, Poland. Co-founder of the Sputnik Photos collective. A two-time winner of the Picture of the Year award and other important international and local awards. She published the album “American Dream” (about cultural transformation in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe) and recently “This Is Where the End of Cities Begins” – on undiscovered suburban spaces.
Domonkos Tamás Németh is a new member of FFS. In August he took part in the portfolio review of this years' FOTOPUB festival, which usually takes place in the small town of Novo Mesto, Slovenia. The festival focusing on to showcase the freshest artistic experiments and activity of young artists.
Cooperation project with Contemporary Art Center - Dunaújváros (ICA-D).
Moderator: György Cséka
Participating members: Vera A Fehér, Krystyna Bilak, Dávid Biró, Szilvia Bolla, Zsolt Ficsór, Dániel János Fodor, Balázs Fromm, Enikő Hodosy, Gergely Kiss, Imre Kiss, Richárd Kiss, Dóri Lázár, Márk Martinkó, Tibor Nagy, Domonkos Tamás Németh, Anna Palkó, Zsombor Pólya, Miklós Pomsár, Zsófia Puszt, Benedek Regős
Lecture # – Tamás Kaszás: Be a tourist on a design table!
Lecture #2 – Zoltán Fehérvári: The formation of Dunaújváros - struggle of modern and socreal
Lecture #3 – Annamária Nagy: IRON/WORK
Lecture #4 – Márió Nemes Z.: Hungarofuturistic Space Fantasies
Lecture #5 – Anna Balázs: Children of Iljic: Ironworkers at the time of decommunization
Trip to Dunaújváros – Guided city walks with Annamária Nagy
Exhibition at ICA-D
On May 15, the four-member jury selected 8 new Studio members from 37 candidates. Members of the jury were Caludia Küssel, leading curator of Mai Manó House (former curator of FOAM in Amsterdam), Bálint Ferenczy, art historian, board member of FFS, Dániel János Fodor, artist, board member of FFS and Benedek Regős, photographer, visual artist, board member and secretary of FFS. The new members of FFS in 2018:
Domonkos Tamás Németh
The Studio of Young Photographers Hungary is delighted to announce that we have won a grant from the Hungary Initiatives Foundation which gives us the possibility to realize a group fieldwork in New York in September 2014. Seven selected Studio members will work on a photography project about the young Hungarian diaspora living New York for three weeks. The project will be realized between 2nd and 21st of September in 2014.
During the fieldwork, the selected photographers will discover and document the young Hungarian diaspora’s generation in New York. Our proposed project rises from the idea to connect young Hungarians living in Hungary and the young Hungarian diaspora in the United Sates through a contemporary documentary photography (and videography) project. A group of selected photographers from our Studio will participate in a long term project where - after a workshop and preparatory course - they will visit young second generation Hungarian people and households in New York for a three- week period and document the lives and identity of the Hungarian community.
The goal is to provide a real experience of connection for the participating photographers and households as well as to distribute the visual material on offline and online platforms. We would like to make an exhibition in Hungary after our three weeks period project to familiarize the Hungarian diaspora in today’s Hungary, and as a result of the project we will publish a special photobook as a documentation and also as a present to those Hungarians in the diaspora who have been involved in the photography project. Besides, a website will be launched to showcase the works and share the experiences in a blog format and facilitate future similar projects.
We will also visit the International Center of Photography in New York - to learn about the great heritage of Robert Capa -, being the holder of a comprehensive collection of Robert Capa material like vintage prints, negatives, contact sheets, slides, manuscript letters, and tear sheets.
Generation X is the generation born after the Western Post-World War II baby boom from the 1960s to the 1980s, whereas the Millennial Generation, also known as Generation Y. It’s a curiosity that the term "Generation X" was coined by Robert Capa in the early 1950s. He used it later as a title for a photo-essay about young men and women growing up immediately after the Second World War. As Capa referred to his intention, "We named this unknown generation, The Generation X, and even in our first enthusiasm we realized that we had something far bigger than our talents and pockets could cope with." This time we would like to determine the new Generation Y with the help of the visual language, through documentary photography. The Studio of Young Photographers Hungary will gladly face this initiative together with its young talented photographers.
Participating members: Zsófia Pályi, Zsuzsa Bakonyi, Máté Bartha, Éva Szombat, Bálint Hirling, Dániel Halász, Bernadett Alpern
About the Hungary Initiatives Foundation:
Our mission is to build lasting value by reviving and strengthening the cultural, educational, and emotional bonds between the United States and Hungary as well as the large and diverse Hungarian American community and its mother nation. We promote cooperation and understanding between our great nations, thereby fostering democracy, freedom, human rights, and human dignity, the dearest values of our history and our peoples.