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Mónika Üveges - Viscosity

2021.08.23 - 09.04.


The ‘Viscosity’ series continues that defining tendency of Üveges which replaces the traditional frame with bent branches, but enters the space in a more drastic way than before, thus creating a unity of painting and sculpture. She puts monochrome, digitally distorted photographs onto the canvas, depicting plant fragments that are almost unrecognizable, creating a fluid visual effect. Her objects are multi-view, as in their backs are covered in bright, toxic-colored latex, which casts a looming shadow. The two sides articulate the contrast between natural and artificial, which can be explained through the harmful human interference with the environment, yet it creates visual harmony as the canvas tenses and cracks the same way latex does - as if we were looking at a frozen moment of the burst of the existing order.

Tímea Fülöp

The Offspace project with SKURC Group, Krisztina Szalay and Tímea Fülöp will also be presented at the exhibition.

The exhibition can be viewed at:
August 23 - September 4, 2021
Tuesday through Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m.
1053 Budapest, Képíró utca 6.

Mónika Üveges - Viscosity
2021.08.23. - 09.04

FFS at Art Market Budapest

October 22-25, 2020.
Millenáris, Budapest, Hungary
stand G505

Exhibited artists:
Viktória BALOGH, Dániel János FODOR, Enikő
HODOSY, Richárd KISS, Eszter LÁZÁR, Tibor NAGY, Marcell PITI, Benedek REGŐS, Liza SZABÓ, Dániel SZALAI, Noémi SZÉCSI, Oxána SZTREHALET, Richárd TÓTH, Domonkos VARGA, Boglárka Éva ZELLEI

Represented Artists:
Anna GAJEWSZKY, Anna Tamara BAGOLY, Viktória BALOGH, Balázs CSIZIK, László Gábor BELICZA, Krystyna BILAK, Dávid BIRO, Szilvia BOLLA, Zsuzsa DARAB, Emese TÓTH, Eszter LÁZÁR, Zsolt FICSÓR, Dániel János FODOR, Balázs FROMM, Bettina GÁL, Kata GEIBL, Eszter HERCEGH, Enikő HODOSY, János HORVÁTH, Izabella NAGY, Anna KEREKES, Kincső BEDE, Gergely KISS, Imre KISS, Richárd KISS, Laura Virág SZEKERES, Liza SZABÓ, Dóri LÁZÁR, Tibor NAGY, Barnabás NEOGRÁDY-KISS, Barbara NYÍRI, Domonkos Tamás NÉMETH, Anna PALKÓ, Marcell PITI, Miklós POMSÁR, Zsófia PUSZT, Zsombor PÓLYA, Benedek REGŐS, Richárd TÓTH, Eszter RIGAOVÁ, Réka BOHUS, Zsófia SIVÁK, Dániel SZALAI, Krisztina SZALAY, Katalin SZÁRAZ, Oxána SZTREHALET, Noémi SZÉCSI, Domonkos VARGA, Viktor VARGA, Katalin VASALI, Lilla VÁCZI, Boglárka Éva ZELLEI

Art Market Budapest 2020 is open:
> Thursday (October 22): 11 am - 7 pm
> Friday (October 23): 11 am - 9 pm
> Saturday (October 24): 11 am - 7 pm
> Sunday (October 25): 11 am - 7 pm

FFS at Art Market Budapest 2020
21.10. - 25.10.2020

– debut show of the new members of the Studio of Young Photographers (FFS)

Vernissage: 17 October 2020, 4 PM

Location: SKURC | 9 Zsilip utca, Budapest, 1044

On view: 17-25 October 2020

Curated by: Fruzsina Czvetkó

Assistant curator: Ármin Törkenczy

Artists: Anna Tamara Bagoly, Kincső Bede, Réka Bohus, Balázs Csizik, Anna Gajewszky, Eszter Lázár, Izabella Nagy, Zsófia Puszt, Liza Szabó, Laura Virág Szekeres, Emese Tóth, Richárd Tóth, Mónika Üveges

In spring of 2020, 13 young artists got the opportunity to become members of the FFS studio. For this exhibition, instead of a clear concept, we curated the artworks around a location (SKURC Group situated at Népsziget) where they are set apart as small islands. In this surrounding, we tried to emphasize the topics that the artists are currently interested in, but are not necessarily ready to show to the public. The workers’ changing room and the studio that had been transformed from shower room gives this concept a deeper understanding due to the unusual environment. The installation of the works will be different for each artist, therefore we will get the opportunity to understand them individually and not in comparison with each other.

Special thanks: Dorottya Kaló

Supporting partners: Studio of Young Photographers (FFS), Association of Hungarian Photographers, National Cultural Fund of Hungary (NKA), Skurc Group

The exhibition is part of Hungarian Month of Photography 2020.

COWORKING – debut show of the new members of the Studio of Young Photographers (FFS)
17.09 - 25.09.2020

New members in the Studio

For the beginning of June, the six-member jury selected 14 new Studio members from 40 candidates. Members of the jury were Viktória Balogh, photographer, board member and secretary of FFS, György Cséka, critic, aesthetic, Enikő Hodosy, photographer, board member of FFS, Richárd Kiss, photographer, visual artist, board member of FFS, Miklós Pomsár photographer, board member of FFS and Vanda Sárai independent curator. The new members of FFS in 2020:

Anna Tamara Bagoly

Tovább a portfólió oldalra

Kincső Bede

Tovább a portfólió oldalra

Réka Bohus

Tovább a portfólió oldalra

Balázs Csizik

Tovább a portfólió oldalra

Fruzsina Czvetkó

Tovább a portfólió oldalra

Anna Gajewszky

Tovább a portfólió oldalra

Eszter Lázár

Tovább a portfólió oldalra

Izabella Nagy

Tovább a portfólió oldalra

Zsófia Puszt

Tovább a portfólió oldalra

Liza Szabó

Tovább a portfólió oldalra

Laura Virág Szekeres

Tovább a portfólió oldalra

Emese Tóth

Tovább a portfólió oldalra

Richárd Tóth

Tovább a portfólió oldalra

Mónika Üveges

Tovább a portfólió oldalra


New members in the Studio

Noémi Szécsi: MEMENTO MORI - Overview #3

09.10 - 11.10.2020
art quarter budapest

Vernissage: on October 9, 2020 at 6 pm.
Location: art quarter budapest | 1222, Budapest, Nagytétényi út 48-50.

On view: 09 – 11 October 2020

Guided tour with the artist and the curator: on 10 October 2020 Saturday, 5 pm.

Curator: Bettina Bence

At the heart of Noémi Szécsi’s work, Memento mori, are the workers of the death industry. Wondering how people, who work with the concept of death on a daily basis, can relate to their own existence. What kind of impression do workers have on the factory and how does this work affect their physical and mental state? Szécsi was fascinated by these people because they haven't got the choice to deny death. She visited a coffin and an urn factory, and worked together with two gravediggers during the project. During the months she got to know them better and discovered a grotesque duality between the workers and their work. At the same time, seriousness and absurd humour are present. This ambivalent mood is the basis for the series.

Supporting partners: Studio of Young Photographers (FFS), Association of Hungarian Photographers, National Cultural Fund of Hungary (NKA), Vylyan Winery, art quarter budapest

Please wear a face mask inside the exhibition space!

© Noémi Szécsi
© Noémi Szécsi
© Noémi Szécsi

Cover photo: © Benedek Regős
Noémi Szécsi: MEMENTO MORI - Overview #3
09.10 - 11.10.2020

Soil - Overview #3

06.09 - 13.09.2020

Vernissage: on September 5, 2020 at 5 pm.

Location: MODEM Center for Modern and Contemporary Art | 1-3. Hunyadi János utca, Debrecen, 4026

Opening remarks by Tasnádi József, media artist

On view: 2020.08.15 - 09.13.

Artists: Marcell Piti, Lilla Váczi

Curator: Fruzsina Czvetkó

In the unmappable system of remembering landscapes are the crossroads. Places where multiple roads or lines meet.

Marcell Piti and Lilla Váczi are young artists born in the lowlands. Their participation in the Studio of Young Photographers and their close connection with their birthplace made their common appearance in the exhibition space brought them together and made their duo show possible to happen. The environment where they were brought up is strikingly different from their present one, which makes the memory of home clearly separated from their sense of the present. Their works examine gestures that were inherited from generation to gestures recurring in many generations as well as their connection with nature.

Marcell Piti’s photo series and installation entitled ‘Fatherland’ displays deserted farms. As the visitor is passing through the exhibition space the documentary photos are being replaced by a 360 degree panoramic image and then abstract photos of objects. On having documented the dilapidating world of rural lands Marcell Piti highlighted personal objects by unhinging them from their original surroundings, which added new layers of meaning to them. The photos explore the heterogeneous relationship between people’s object culture and nature.

In areas where humans are more exposed to nature the small struggles, the separation between humans and nature, the borderlines that we continuously wish to cross are more visible. Marcell Piti’s works describe these struggles and borders from the perspective of an outsider though, as they are based on his memories and research, given that he is not living in that world anymore. His personal grief due to figures missing from his image of a home also takes a form as part of the discussion of this universal theme.

Two artworks are displayed by Lilla Váczi at the exhibition: an agricultural foil tent installation and a video piece. She works with the metaphor of artificial environment and fertile land as well as the heritage that cultivating land means to her. The scattered soil and the sound effects enhance the dissonance that is provoked by the view of human intervention in the harmony of a landscape.

“to take that out from below the asphalt and paving-blocks.
to dust it about the dress and the muddy shoes.
to swept-up it from the floor. to throw it into the ditch
with vane. to put sludge on the waist. to wash it down after
the flower-planting. to rub it out carefully from below the nails.
to mine out the jewels in dark. to build sand-castle on the playground.
once upon to scatter out the ashes to the garden.”

/Lilla Váczi/
translated by Tamás Vasas

Although the artworks of the two artists are intertwined organically, they also keep their own unique visual worlds intact.

text translation by Tünde Török

The exhibition is part of the Overview #3 exhibition series of the Studio of Young Photographers.

Spacial thanks to Ottó Vincze, Eszter Erdősi, Viktória Balogh, Benedek Regős, Tamás Eiter, Tamás Don.

Supporting partners: Studio of Young Photographers (FFS), Association of Hungarian Photographers, National Cultural Fund of Hungary (NKA), Vylyan Winery

© Piti Marcell
© Váczi Lilla

Cover photo: © Regős Benedek
Marcell Piti, Lilla Váczi: Soil - Overview #3
06.09 - 13.09.2020 / MODEM

Richárd Kiss: World Wide vieW- Overview #3

15.08 - 13.09.2020
MyMuseum Gallery

Vernissage: on August 14, 2020 at 7 pm.
Location: MyMuseum Gallery | 30/A Dohány utca, Budapest, 1074

Opening remarks by György Cséka, aesthete, critic

On view: 15 August – 13 September 2020 | Wed–Sat between 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Curator: Veronika Laczai

Richard Kiss is a visual artist and photographer, who studied photography at METU Budapest. As our society and visual culture is changing rapidly, Kiss is using the means of new media to grasp the essence of the present’s saturated age. Since commencing his studies at university, his main focus has been to explore the changes triggered by the internet and its effect on contemporary art.

The accessibility of photography resulted in a flood of visual information online and an inconceivable amount of data. In his works, Kiss regularly strips away the original meaning of photos, transforming them into brand new artworks that can only be perceived on a different scale. His work is heavily based on creating specific algorithms that gather the desired data, which then can be turned into a form of interpretation.

As Jean Baudrillard argues in The Transparency of Evil, every act requires to be photographed, to be filmed or recorded, only to be a part of our collective memory and virtual eternity. Kiss tricks this artificial mnemotechnic by questioning the relationship between the spectator and artwork, the reason behind images, thus making the act of photography a subject of reflection. The displayed works aim to change our perspective radically by forcing us to face the myriads of images that are no longer recognisable in their original form, but generate something new, unique and unexpected.

The exhibition World Wide View consists of four autonomous artworks that complement each other in regard to their themes and take the visitor on a trip around the globe - and their collective consciousness.

Supporting partners: Studio of Young Photographers (FFS), Association of Hungarian Photographers, National Cultural Fund of Hungary (NKA), Vylyan Winery

© Richárd Kiss
© Richárd Kiss
© Richárd Kiss

Cover photo: © Benedek Regős
Richárd Kiss: World Wide vieW - Overview #3
15.08 - 13.09.2020

Staré pravdy – Old Truths

31 - 13.03.2020.
K.A.S. Gallery

Vernissage: on March 12, 2020 at 7 pm.
Location: K.A.S. Gallery| 1118 Budapest, Bartók Béla u. 9.

Group exhibition of the Studio of Young Photographers, Hungary
Exhibiting artists: Krytyna BILAK, Domonkos Tamás NÉMETH, Benedek REGŐS, Oxana SZTREHALET, Domonkos VARGA

The exhibition will be on view from March 13 to 31.

Curated by Tereza Rudolf (Fotograf Magazin & Festival, Praha)

Living in a western society, where even popular culture (such as the series The Handmaid's Tale based on Margaret Atwood's book, or the novel VOX by Christina Dalcher) is questioning individual freedom, gender or race equality, we might also start to cast doubts on certain values which were gained in the past. Values, which once were set in stone but perhaps, lost their meaning and relevancy. “Staré pravdy” (old truths) – the Czechs would say –, referring to a certain type of truth, which has become obsolete and needs to be revised. Selected works by young Hungarian photographers deal with such aspects, showing a general mistrust of nowadays’ changing values. The exhibition combines different artistic approaches and several photographic series, intentionally showing only selected parts of them, in order to manipulate the viewers’ gaze into individually changing narratives.

The exhibiton is curated by Tereza Rudolf. Rudolf is an art critic and curator connected closely with Fotograf Festival Prague. She has collaborated on the festival dramaturgy and selections from 2016. She works as a freelance curator and art project manager. Between 2014 and 2016 she curated art public space Galerie NIKA in Prague and since 2014 has prepared several exhibitions in Prague, Brno, and Leipzig of young artists. She focuses on borders between photography, video and contemporary art. Tereza Rudolf is also a member of Fotograf Magazine editorial board.

The exhibition was made possible through the support of the National Cultural Fund of Hungary and the Association of Hungarian Photographers.

The exhibition is part of the official program of the Budapest Photo Festival.

Organized by:
Bálint Ferenczy
The Studio of Young Photographers, Hungary

Graphic design:
Benedek Regős

Cover: © Benedek Regős
Staré pravdy - Old Truths
31 - 13.03.2020

Imre Kiss: CHEAP TRICK - Overview #3

11 - 24.03.2020.

Vernissage: on March 10, 2020 at 7 pm.
Location: PINCE | 1122 Budapest, Hajnóczy József u. 5.

The exhibition will be on view from March 11 to 24.

Opening remarks by: Zita Sárvári

Curated by: Bettina Bence

Supporting partners: Studio of Young Photographers (FFS), Association of Hungarian Photographers, National Cultural Fund of Hungary (NKA), Vylyan Winery

© Imre Kiss

Cover photo: © Imre Kiss
Imre Kiss: CHEAP TRICK - Overview #3
11 - 24.03.2020

Krystyna Bilak: KOMPLEMENT - Overview #3

03 - 27.03.2020.
ISBN books + gallery

Vernissage: on March 2, 2020 at 7 pm.
Location: ISBN books + gallery| Víg utca 2., 1084 Budapest

The exhibition will be on view from March 3 to 27. Opening hours • tue - fri • 12:00 - 19:00 | sat • 14:00 - 18:00

Curator: Andi Soós

In the flood of pictures we see every day what can catch our eyes? Observing other people was always exciting, and the curiosity towards someone else’s body is even more intense in the age of Instagram. In her work, titled Komplement, Krystyna Bilak is using the human body and its moving as a reference. Meanwhile, she is thinking about how our attention can be directed and how images can be read in a world where they can easily be the tool of abuse or propaganda.

The project Komplement reflects on this 21th century issue: Krystyna Bilak is dealing with the various layers of interpreting images. She is detecting the relationship between perception and meaning. Bilak is driving the sight of the viewer with numbers, points or lines. In her abstract compositions we see a self-portrait of the artist, hands in a sculpture-like order, or just contours of a body resembling us of site inspections of crime
investigations. Absurd movements and unexpectedly appearing body parts encourage us to spend more time decoding each photo. Bilak gives us keys to understand her images by unfolding the process of creating the photographs. Turns out that what seemed to be a digital manipulation is just a reflection, a detail enhanced by a cut out layer or a distorted effect of a coloured foil.

With these simple tools – abstraction of the space, lightning, moving – Bilak built up an illusive scenery, in which she questions the truth of the photographic image. The wooden installation invites the viewer to take part in the interpretation of the work. The masked layers, intertwining frames and the aspects designated by the wooden construction are referring to the fact that perception is influenced by a number of subjective and personal factors.

Krystyna Bilak (b. 1993) graduated from the photography course of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. As her diploma project she presented the series and photographic installation Komplement. In her works, through the analysis of the subjective nature of vision and perception, Bilak is experimenting with photographic representation of reality.

Supporting partners: Studio of Young Photographers (FFS), Association of Hungarian Photographers, National Cultural Fund of Hungary (NKA), Vylyan Winery

© Krystyna Bilak
© Krystyna Bilak
© Krystyna Bilak

Cover photo: © Benedek Regős
Krystyna Bilak: KOMPLEMENT - Overview #3
03 - 27.03.2020

Krystyna Bilak, Dóri Lázár, Judit Flóra Shuller: Download - Overview #3

20.02. - 23.03.2020.
Várfok Project Room

Vernissage: on February 20, 2020 at 18.30.
Location: Várfok Project Room | 1012 Budapest, Várfok u. 14.

The exhibition will be on view from February 20 to March 28.

Curator: Ajna Maj

In the exhibition that will take place in the Várfok Project Room, will be three young exhibitors and a curator who will have the opportunity to introduce themselves. All of which was made possible via the competition ’Átlátás’ (Overview). This exhibition will be the third showing by the Studio of Young Photographers.

The thesis of this exhibition is a quotation from Milan Kundera. In which to a certain extent, oblivion identifies as death.

”The scariest thing in death is not the losing of future, but the loss of the past. Oblivion in fact is a form of death which is constantly present in our life.”

The photograph, which is an essential medium of the human memory, has not only gone through a technological but also a strong socio-evolutionary development.

In this concentrated presence, where we can record, share, download or upload every event, person or memory just by pressing a button has changed our relation to the past, present and future in its foundations.

Previously in history the most elemental function of photography was to provide a realistic picture. This has now become only a secondary perspective in the world of photo manipulation with filters and effects. The notion of "eternity" was replaced by the irresistible seduction of a few seconds of "instant" fame.

The artworks of this exhibition seek for the opportunities of accelerated perception and interpretation of the images. The result of digitalization based on the common intersection of concepts such as fiction, manipulation and memories.

The exhibition is part of the Overview #3 exhibition series of the Studio of Young Photographers and the official program of Budapest Photo Festival.

Exhibition is supported by the National Cultural Fund and the Association of Hungarian Photographers.

Pictures from the vernissage.

© Krystyna Bilak

© Dóri Lázár
© Judit Flóra Shuller

Cover photo: © Benedek Regős
Krystyna Bilak, Dóri Lázár, Judit Flóra Shuller : Download - Overview #3
20.02. - 28.03.2020

Boglárka Éva Zellei: Thief Step - Overview #3

05 - 22.02.2020.
TOBE Gallery

Vernissage: on February 4, 2020 at 7 pm.
Location: TOBE Gallery | 1088 Budapest, Bródy Sándor utca 36.

The exhibition will be on view from February 5 to 22. Opening hours • w - f • 14:00 - 18:00 | sat • 11:00 - 15:00

Only by appointment! | +36 20 4840490

Curator: Körösvölgyi Zoltán

The young Hungarian photographer–artist usually works on several parallel projects, and exhibits her works in anomalous installations. At her first solo exhibition she introduces her artistic research and pilgrimage of the past years. By reinterpreting the penitent thieves seen crucified on the two sides of Christ in images of the Calvary, she invites us to an event of special reconnecting, a process marked by the notions of judgment and acceptance, exclusion and release. The exhibition, realised within the "Overview #3" exhibition series of the Studio of Young Photographers, will be accompanied by several side events.

(Körösvölgyi Zoltán)

Exhibition is supported by the National Cultural Fund and the Association of Hungarian Photographers.

Cover photo: © Zellei Boglárka Éva

Boglárka Éva Zellei: Thief Step - Overview #3
05 - 22.02.2020

Overview #3
— Exhibition series of FFS

January — May 2019
Budapest + Debrecen

Overview #3 is an exhibition series organized by the Studio of Young Photographers for the third time. The purpose of the program is to provide professional showcase platform for participating Studio members and selected curators. The first Overview was born in 2011 from the ideas of Kata Oltai and László Nánási, then continued in 2013-2014 under the care of Edit Barta and Péter Trembeczki. So far, the program has included, among others, well-known artists such as Máté Bartha, Sári Ember, Andrea Gáldi Vinkó and Éva Szombat.

This year’s edition will feature 9 solo and group exhibitions by a total of 10 artists at eight locations in Budapest and one in Debrecen, in non-profit and for-profit galleries such as FKSE Studio Gallery, ISBN Book+Gallery, K.A.S. Galéria, MyMuseum, PINCE, Sesztina Galéria (Modem, Debrecen), Supermarket Gallery, TOBE Gallery, Várfok Project Room.

The artists and curators involved in the project were selected through a competition: first, members of the Studio were able to submit fresh project proposals, which were made available to applicants in the second round, through an open call for curators. From the curatorial ideas received, we have chosen those that can now be realized with the help of Flóra Barkóczi and Zoltán Tóth Balázs. It was essential that the selected projects be implemented through close collaboration and discourse between the artist, curator and gallery representative / manager.

Benedek Regős, Former secretary of FFS, project coordinator


Dániel Szalai: Stadtluft

Curator: Lili Horváth

K. A. S. Galéria
25 Jan — 08 Feb 2020

Vernissage: 24 Jan 2020, 7 PM
Opening speech by Antal Lakner

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Boglárka Éva Zellei: Latorlépés (Thief Step)

Curator: Zoltán Körösvölgyi

TOBE Gallery
5-22 February 2020

Vernissage: 4 February 2020, 7 PM

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Bilak Krystyna,
Dóri Lázár,
Judit Flóra Schuller: Download

Curator: Ajna Maj

Várfok Project Room
21 February - 28 March 2020

Vernissage: 20 February 2020, 6:30 PM

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Bilak Krystyna: Komplement

Curator: Andi Soós

ISBN books+gallery
3-27 March 2020

Vernissage: 2 March 2020, 7 PM

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Imre Kiss: Cheap Trick

Curator: Bence Bettina

11-24 March 2020

Vernissage: 10 March 2020, 7PM

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Marcell Piti, Lilla Váczi: Termő/Föld

Curator: Eszter Erdősi

Sesztina Galéria (Debrecen)
4 April— 5 May 2020

Vernissage: 3 April 2020, 5 PM

Noémi Szécsi: Memento Mori

Curator: Bettina Bence

Supermarket Gallery
April 2020

Vernissage: 10 April 2020, 7 PM

Lilla Váczi: Béke 4.

Curator: Anna Zsoldos

FKSE Stúdió Galéria
21 April - 7 May 2020

Vernissage: 20 April 2020, 6 PM

Richárd Kiss: World Wide View

Curator: Veronika Laczai

30 April - 31 May 2020

Vernissage: 29 April 2020, 7 PM

The exhibitions are sponsored by National Cultural Fund of Hungary (NKA).
Overview #3
01 - 05.2020

— debut show of the new members of the Studio

22 Oct - 10 Nov 2019
K. A. S. Galéria

Artists: László Gábor Belicza, Krisztina Szalay, Noémi Szécsi, Domonkos Varga, Viktor Varga, Lilla Éva Váczi

Curated by Benedek Regős

Vernissage: 21 October 2019, 7 pm
Opening speech: Gergő Pintér, mathematician, musician, songwriter, performer
Location: K. A. S. Galéria (Budapest, Bartók Béla út 9.)

Exhibition is open until 10 November 2019, from Thuesday to Friday between 2-6 pm.

Cover photo © Benedek Regős

The exhibition is part of Month of Photograpy Budapest 2019.

The exhibition is supported by the National Cultural Fund (NKA).

Flow - debut show of the new members of the FFS
2019.10.22 - 11.10. / K. A. S. Galéria

FFS at Art Market Budapest
'a kind of golden ráció"

03-06 October 2019
Millenáris Park, Hall D

Exhibited artists: Belicza László Gábor, Bilak Krystyna, Biró Dávid, Fodor Dániel János, Kiss Imre, Kiss Richárd, Martinkó Márk, Németh Domonkos Tamás, Regős Benedek, Sztrehalet Oxána, Varga Domonkos, Váczi Lilla Éva, Zellei Boglárka Éva


Participating artists: Balogh Viktória, Bán András, Belicza László Gábor, Bilak Krystyna, Bolla Szilvia, Darab Zsuzsa, Fodor Dániel János, Fromm Balázs, Geibl Kata, Hodosy Enikő, Horváth János, Kiss Gergely, Kiss Imre, Kiss Richárd, Martinkó Márk, Németh Domonkos Tamás, Neogrády-Kiss Barnabás, Piti Marcell, Regős Benedek, Schuller Judit Flóra, Szalai Dániel, Szalay Krisztina, Szécsi Noémi, Sztrehalet Oxána, Váczi Lilla Éva, Varga Domonkos, Varga Viktor, Zellei Boglárka Éva

FFS at Art Market Budapest 2019
03 - 06.10.2019

New members in the Studio

For the beginning of June, the four-member jury selected 6 new Studio members from 22 candidates. Members of the jury were Flóra Barkóczi, art historian (Artpool Art Research Center), 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 2019:

László Gábor Belicza

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Krisztina Szalay

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Noémi Szécsi

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Lilla Váczi

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Domonkos Varga

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Viktor Varga

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Damage Control
— Biró/Hodosy/Geibl

13 April - 4 May 2019
K. A. S. Galéria

Artists: Dávid Biró, Enikő Hodosy, Eszter Riga

Curator: Vivienne Gamble (Seen Fifteen Gallery, London), Bálint Ferenczy (Initio Fine Arts, Budapest)

Vernissage: 12 April 2019 8 pm
Location: K. A. S. Galéria (Budapest, Bartók Béla út 9.)

Exhibition is open until 4 May 2019, from Thuesday to Friday between 2-6 pm.
Co-orgainzer of the exhibition is the Initio Fine Arts.

Damage Control brings together the work of three members of the Studio of Young Photographers whose work examines tensions within the construction of human social identities. In today’s world of ‘perfect’ lives made public on social media sites, these artists explore an opposite dynamic - the flaws, inconsistencies and private difficulties that are inherent within the complex web of human relationships and interactions.

Dávid Biró’s ERR (2017) series focuses on the human behavior, determined by common courtesies. These conventional rules help us to interact in social circumstances, however, in a human-made system malfunctions can easily occur. Biró recreates and catalogues these intermittences, highlighting accidental, momentary and often oddly bizarre situations.

Enikő Hodosy’s Invisible-you (2016) series deals with emotional frictions. After a fight or argument, our soul and inner self might get damaged the same way as our body could. Hodosy’s interest lays in how to portray emotional injuries and visualize an internal elusive state. The result is an atmospheric set, containing photos of bruises, supplemented by pictures from her photo diary. Hodosy extends the series both in time and space by adding cultural and art historical references, going beyond the personal level, formulating a universal message.

Eszter Riga’s diploma work, Persona (2015) was created in her last collage year; in a period, which was a highly stressful time for Riga, facing anxiety problems and low self-esteem. The pictures of the series are metaphorical visualizations of her emotions, showing her fight for gaining recognition and the struggle for finding her own artistic voice. Riga’s other exhibited work, called Recall deals with emotions, embedded into the human touch., such as maternal embraces or fatherly slaps. These interactions (whether positive or negative) are coded in our memory for a lifetime. Riga recalls these inner pictures by using light sensitive materials, applied to the surface of the photographic paper, creating an abstract interface.

The exhibition is curated by Vivienne Gamble, founder and director of Seen Fifteen and co-founder and creative director of the Peckham 24 Festival.

About K. A. S. Gallery:
K. A. S. Gallery was founded in Budapest after the change of the political regime in 1990. Its appearance was relevant as a response to build up alternatives to the institutional system of the local scene when there was neither governmental support nor private sponsorship yet for the arts in the country. The founder of K. A. S Gallery, Ilona Nyakas was one of the first to open a contemporary art gallery in Budapest in the 1990s. Nyakas, herself also an artist, familiar with the existential and financial problems facing artists, aims to support talented young artists with independent exhibitions.

About Seen Fifteen:
The artistic programme at Seen Fifteen is dedicated to the work of contemporary photographers, with a specialist focus on photography’s “Expanded Field” and artists who push the boundaries of the medium. Artists exhibited with Seen Fifteen include Maya Rochat, Laura El-Tantawy, Taisuke Koyama, Alexander Mourant, Megan Doherty, Martin Seeds and Ciaran Og Arnold. Originally from Ireland, Seen Fifteen’s founder Vivienne Gamble also supports the work of emerging Irish artists and has curated shows at Belfast Exposed Photography Gallery and Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris. She holds an MA in History and Theory of Photography from Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Vivienne is also Co-Founder of Peckham 24 - a festival of contemporary photography that takes place during Photo London week in May each year. The festival is a collaboration between Peckham-based artists and art spaces with the Fourth Edition of Peckham 24 taking place in May 2019.

About Initio Fine Arts:
Initio Fine Arts was founded in 2017 by Bálint Ferenczy and Marie Tourre de Robien, with the aim to promote and represent Central and Eastern European art and design from the 1950s onwards. With access to both well-known artists, such as Judit Reigl, François Fiedler, Dóra Maurer, Imre Bak, Sándor Kecskeméti and also, to emerging talents, Initio Fine Arts’ mission is to support various artistic endeavors from the region through curated exhibitions and by participating at international art fairs. Following the family tradition, Initio Fine Arts’ core values are based on two decades of experience in dealership, being known as a trusted introducer of emerging talents.

The exhibition was made possible through the support of the National Cultural Fund of Hungary and the Association of Hungarian Photographers.

The exhibition is co-curated by Bálint Ferenczy, Initio Fine Arts.

We are grateful for Trapéz Gallery’s support to exhibit Dávid Biró series.

The exhibition is part of the official program of the Budapest Art Week.

© Dávid Biró
© Enikő Hodosy
© Eszter Riga
Damage Control - Biró/Hodosy/Riga
2019.04.13 - 05.04. / K. A. S. Galéria

FFS Wednesday – 27. 03. 2019.
Mai Manó House

Sári Ember

Discussion in Hungarian

Sári Ember (1985, São Paulo) works and lives in Budapest. After graduating from the photography degree course of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, she participated in several resident programmes in Brazil, Belgium, and the Czech Republic. Her artworks were invited to solo and group exhibitions organized all around the world, among others, in the cities of São Paulo, Paris, Lodz, Brno, and Budapest. In 2010, she was selected to participate in the Contretype resident programme, held in Brussels. In 2017, she was awarded the Artissima Campari Prize in Torino and she was among the group of artists who presented their works at the exhibition ‘Künstlerhaus Abstract Hungary', in Graz.

Cover photo: Installation at 'Since our stories all sound alike' solo show, Galleria Campari, Milan, 2018 © Sári Ember

The FFS Wednesday lecture series is supported by the National Cultural Fund (NKA) and the Mai Manó House.

FFS Wednesday
FFS Wednesday - Sári Ember
27.03.2019 / Mai Manó House

— Women's Studies

15 February - 3 March 2019
K. A. S. Galéria

Artists: Viktória Balogh, Krystyna Bilak, Kata Geibl

Curator: Bálint Ferenczy

Vernissage: 14 February 2019 6:30 pm
Opening speech: György Cséka, esthete
Location: K. A. S. Galéria (Budapest, Bartók Béla út 9.)

Exhibition is open until 4 March 2019, from Thuesday to Friday between 2-6 pm.
Co-orgainzer of the exhibition is the Initio Fine Arts.

© Kata Geibl
© Viktória Balogh
© Krystyna Bilak
Balogh/Bilak/Geibl - Women's Studies
2019.02.15 - 03.04. / K. A. S. Galéria

Plan D
- Exhibition of the Studio of Young Photographers

18 January - 29 March 2019
ICA-D Institute of Contemporary Art
- Dunaújváros

Artists: A Fehér Vera, Fromm Balázs, Kiss Richárd, Lázár Dóri, Martinkó Márk, Nagy Tibor, Németh Domonkos Tamás, Pólya Zsombor, Regős Benedek.

Curated by György Cséka, esthete

The exhibition is the result of the Plan D workshop of the Studio of Young Photographers.

Vernissage: 18 January 2018, 6 pm.
Opening speech by Monika Perenyei, art historian
Join us and take the free shuttle bus to the vernissage!

Plan D - exhibition of FFS
2019.01.18 - 03.29

FFS Wednesday – 31. 10. 2018.
Mai Manó House

Áron Kútvölgyi-Szabó:
The role of imagery and spatiality
in the post-phactual age

Áron Kútvölgyi-Szabó

1985, Budapest


2018 - DLA (Doctor of Liberal Arts), Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Doctoral School
2008 - 2013 Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture (MFA),University of Pécs, Faculty of Music and Visual Arts, Hungary
2007 Sculpture, Fine art, Engelsholm Højskole, Denmark
2004 - 2008 Art history, Philosophy, PPKE, Faculty of Humanities, Hungary

Solo exhibitions

Patterns of Counterknowledge, G99 Gallery, Brno, CZ
[B/R]elief, Parthenon Frieze Hall, Budapest
Gettier's cave, Óbudai Társaskör Gallery, Budapest
Clustering illusions, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, D
Distortions, Chimera-Project Gallery, Budapest
Ignorances, Labor Gallery, Budapest
In between grids, Plusmínusnula Gallery, Žilina, SK

Photo: Installation view in G99 Gallery, Brno (CZ) © Áron Kútvölgyi Szabó
FFS Wednesday
FFS Wednesday - Áron Kútvölgyi-Szabó: The role of imagery and spatiality in the post-phactual age

We don't play guitars
– debut show of the
new members of FFS

11.11 - 24. 10. 2018.
K.A.S. Galéria

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

K.A.S. Galéria
Budapest, Bartók Béla út 9.
open: Tuesday-Friday 2 - 6pm

Photos © Dávid Biró

We don't play guitars - zine

Authors: Réka Borda, Móni Ferencz, Ferenc Hyross, Lilla Kopcsányi, Gergő Körösztös, Dániel Nagy, Lili Hanna Seres, Ádám Vajna

Graphic design: Benedek Regős

Photos: Dávid Biró

We don't play guitars - debut show of the new members of FFS
11.11 - 24.10.2018

FFS booth
at Art Market Budapest

11-14. 10. 2018.
Millenáris, Hall D

Exhibited artists: Vera A Fehér, Viktória Balogh, András Bán, Krystyna Bilák, Bolla Szilvia, Zsolt Ficsór, Dániel János Fodor, Balázs Fromm, Kata Geibl, Enikő Hodosy, Gergely Kiss, Imre Kiss, Richárd Kiss, Dóri Lázár, Márk Martinkó, Barnabás Neogrády-Kiss, Barbara Nyíri, Domonkos Tamás Németh, Anna Palkó, Marcell Piti, Zsófia Puszt, Zsombor Pólya, Benedek Regős, Judit Flóra Schuller, Zsófia Sivák, Oxána Sztrehalet, Katalin Vasali, Boglárka Éva Zellei

Curated by Balázs Zoltán Tóth and Benedek Regős

Concept by Benedek Regős

Installation and furniture: Architecture Uncomfortable Workshop

Fotók © Regős Benedek

FFS at Art Market Budapest 2018

FFS Wednesday – 05. 10. 2018.
Mai Manó House

Agnieszka Rayss (Sputnik Photos)
– artist talk

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?

Agnieszka Rayss,

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.

Photo © Agnieszka Rayss (detail)
FFS Wednesday
FFS Wednesday (special edition on Friday) - Agnieszka Rayss

FFS Wednesday – 19. 09. 2018.

Mai Manó House

Alternative daycare
– Domonkos Tamás Németh's
report on the FOTOPUB festival

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.

FFS Wednesday
FFS Wednesday - Alternative daycare – Domonkos Tamás Németh's report on the FOTOPUB festival

Plan D 
- workshop and fieldwork

Summer 2018 - Spring 2019

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


11 June, Monday

Lecture # – Tamás Kaszás: Be a tourist on a design table!

         time: 18:00
         place: K. A. S. Galéria (1114 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 9)

18 June, Monday

Lecture #2 – Zoltán Fehérvári: The formation of Dunaújváros - struggle of modern and socreal
Lecture #3 – Annamária Nagy: IRON/WORK

         time: 18:00
         place: Budapest Projekt Galéria (1053 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos u. 16)

25 June, Monday

Lecture #4 – Márió Nemes Z.: Hungarofuturistic Space Fantasies
Lecture #5 – Anna Balázs: Children of Iljic: Ironworkers at the time of decommunization

         time: 18:00
         place: Budapest Projekt Galéria (1053 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos u. 16)

7-8 July, Saturday-Sunday

Trip to Dunaújváros – Guided city walks with Annamária Nagy

January 2019

Exhibition at ICA-D

         Workshop is funded by National Cultural Fund (NKA).
         Contemporary Art Center - Dunaújváros
Plan D - workshop and fieldwork
Summer 2018 - Spring 2019

New members of the Studio

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:

Szilvia Bolla

Continue to portfolio

Gergely Kiss 

Continue to portfolio

Imre Kiss 

Continue to portfolio

Richárd Kiss

Continue to portfolio 

Dóri Lázár 

Continue to portfolio

Domonkos Tamás Németh 

Continue to portfolio

Zsombor Pólya 

Continue to portfolio

Zsófia Sivák

Continue to portfolio

New members of the Studio

FFS Wednesday – 02. 05. 2018.

Mai Manó House

New generation in the gallery
– Talk with Dávid Biró and Zoltán Földvári

FFS Wednesday
FFS Wednesday - New generation in the gallery

FFS Wednesday - 28. 02. 2018.
Judit Flóra Schuller: Memory Theatre

Judit Flóra Schuller's lecture and presentation about her current exhibition project at Labor Gallery. 

The starting point of the exhibition is the artist’s family archive and the descendents’ relationship toward this rich material. The artistic research project Memory Theatre examines how the artist - as the representative of the third generation - can deal with this topic and what kind of personal approaches she can formulate toward the archival heritage. Judit Flóra Schuller deals with the mechanisms of memory and forgetting, the notions of loss and solitude. Through the artistic analyzation and interpretation of her family heritage the artist creates space for a possible dialogue between generations. Through this process, as the artist claims, both parties are going through some kind of transformation: the archive itself is reducing and moving towards a systematic order, while the artist is stepping in the phase of oblivion as she slowly abandons the process of cultivating memory. The other keyword of the exhibition is the notion of absence: this is what explains the collecting attitude of the family that had become even more stronger and conscious due to the effects of the holocaust in the family. What motivates the artist is the unreachable process of completing the void of absence, as she continues the research about her own genealogy and trying to get a closure in the process of bereavement. The exhibition unravels fragmented micro narratives through the story of the apartment which the artist inherited from her grandfather, Imre Schuller. Through the act of repetition, appropriation and performative reflections, the artist outlines different patterns in dealing with the heritage of the past. Similarly to the act of remembering and forgetting, Memory Theatre cannot exist as an accomplished entity, it is always in transition; an open conversation between time parallels, layers of history and generations.

Judit Flóra Schuller: Memory Theatre
24. 02 - 03. 03. 2018.
Labor (Képíró utca 6., Budapest, 1053)
FFS Wednesday - Judit Flóra Schuller: Memory Theatre

ISBN feat. Patron books -
Christmas book market

12 - 21 December 2017

Between the 13rd and 21st of December, as the satellite program of PATRON art fair the Studio of Young Artists’ Association (FKSE) and the ISBN books+gallery* organize a joint Christmas book market. At the market, the publications of the FKSE, independent publications, zines, exhibition catalogs and other professional publications will be available for a super-discounted price. With every purchase, you support the survival of FKSE! Names and keywords: Gábor KRISTÓF | 1×1 | Andrea DUDÁS FAJGERNÉ | MAMA photobooks | Innen | Dávid DEMETER | FFS | Little Warsaw | Studio yearbooks | deposit | Anna ZILAHI | Kata TRANKER | Kisterem | Endre KORONCZI | László GYŐRFFY | László HEGEDŰS 2 | Dorottya VÉKONY | Virág LŐDI | Mózes MURÁNYI | Ilona KESERÜ Ilona | István OCZTOS and a lot of surprise.
The ISBN books+gallery is a brand new art bookstore and a contemporary art gallery. The first pop-up project of the ISBN is the PATRON books 2017.  The most important mission of the ISBN books+gallery is the mapping, collecting, exhibition and distribution of domestic and regional, Hungarian and foreign language, new and antique contemporary art publications, exhibition catalogs, zines, art books, photobooks and theoretical publications.
The ISBN – books+gallery is in the 8th district of Budapest, a few minutes’ walk from Blaha Lujza Square.
Address: H-1084 Budapest, Víg utca 2.
Photos © ISBN books & gallery

ISBN feat. Patron books - Christmas book market
12 - 21.12.2017

In Essence
– Exhibition of the members of FFS

22 December 2016 - 09 January 2017

In Essence represents a photographic view that does not consider the attachment to reality important, and it even questions it in some cases. The exhibition moves the viewer toward a photographic direction through the different abstracting practices of young photographers. The exhibited artists freely use the technical opportunities of the medium, and consciously condense or extract the visual information. Although the works build upon reality – that is a fundamental peculiarity of the medium - , this time it is not realism we get, but its simplified extract through which artists allude to complex topics, such as the phenomena of touch, the visual representation of the invisible, the image analysis of artificial intelligence or the ruling order in chaos. One can find certain real-world references, thus the artists do not cut their works off reality, they only elevate them. These consciously simplified visual worlds on one hand offer less concrete facts, thus expand the possibilities for interpretation, and at the same time focus the attention.
Exhibiting artists: András Bán, Máté Dobokay, Dániel János Fodor, Katalin Illés, Márk Martinkó, Ping-Pong collective (Anna Ádám, Judit Gellér), Ákos Rajnai, Eszter Riga, Judit Flóra Schuller, Lilla Szántói
Opening speech by Bálint Ferenczy, art historian
Curators: Máté Dobokay, Dóra Villing
In Essence
22.12.2016 - 09.01.2017

FFS at 4th ViennaPhotoBookFestival
(with Association of Hungarian Photographers)

June 11-12. 2016
Brotfabrik, Vienna

FFS at 4th ViennaPhotoBookFestival

European Photo Youth 2014

August 24-31, 2014
Maribor, Slovenia

The European Photo Youth workshop was organized by the Association for Film Culture Development in Maribor, Slovenia. 12 members of FFS were participated with a polish and a slovenian group.
Participating members: Ágnes Básthy, Andrea Bényi, Dávid Biró, Máté Dobokay, Dániel János Fodor, Barnabás Neogrády-Kiss, Benedek Regős, Bianka Schumann, Lilla Szántói, Dorottya Vékony. 
Mentors: Eszter Biró and Réka Kóti
Cover photo © Dániel János Fodor
European Photo Youth 2014 - Maribor

Home Away
- fieldwork in New York

02-21 September, 2014

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.

Cover photo: The group in ICP
Home Away - fieldwork in New York

FFS at 2nd ViennaPhotoBookFestival

June 14-15. 2014
Brotfabrik, Vienna

Images of participation (facebook)

FFS at 2nd ViennaPhotoBookFestiva

Brunch und Präsentation
„Studio of Young Photographers Hungary“

11-18 h, December 8, 2013
Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna

Wir laden zu einem gemütlichen Sonntagsbrunch und zur Präsentation „Studio of Young Photographers Hungary“. Gezeigt wird eine Auswahl der besten Arbeiten der wichtigsten ungarischen Gemeinschaft aufstrebender junger FotografInnen. Behandelt werden drei wichtige Themen der Community: der innere Kreis, der Bereich der dokumentarischen Repräsentation und die Beziehung zwischen Mensch und Umwelt. Neben Vortrag und Projektion gibt es zahlreiche Prints und Bücher zu sehen und zu kaufen.

Brunch mit Sekt: 11-14 Uhr, 15 Euro (Anmeldung bis 6.12 unter
Ab 14 Uhr freier Eintritt
Präsentation „Studio of Young Photographers Hungary“ 12 Uhr und 14 Uhr
FFS at Anzenberger Gallery

New images

08-11 November 2007
Kolta Galéria

Exhibited artists: Bartha Máté, Csepeli-Knorr Miklós, Ember Sári, Erdész Ádám, Erdős Gábor, Farkas Alíz, Halász Gabi, Hartyányi Norbert, Kapolka Gábor, Kasza Gábor, Lévai Gábor, Major Lajos, Mátray Péter, Mucsy Szilvi, Nánási László, Pók István, Raffay Réka, Simonyi Balázs, Stefler Márton, Telek Balázs, Varga Gábor Ákos, Vargha Márk Péter

Curated by Péter Baki

"Studio members tend to question the old paradigm regarding the function and means of expression of photography,… - this half a sentence does ring a bell... Yes, indeed, it was written by myself some twentythree years back in time for an anthology of Studio Members. Shall we then say that nothing has changed? Not at all; there are some real developments that deserve mentioning. For example, let us consider that during the period of 1977-84, when the photographs of the mentioned anthology were made, there was no such thing as higher education for photographers in Hungary. The Art Studio of YoungPhotographers mostly acted as a substitute for college education.Now, twenty three years later, one of our exhibitors is just finalising his college studies as photo-reporter and editor and is currently enjoying a semester as guest student in Norway. AnotherMember has obtained a master degree and opted to further expand his faculties in Greece. There is even one who himself educate others at college level and is currently in Mexico where he is undergoing an experiential tour of photography. This is how much the world together with Hungarian photography culture has changed in the past two decades. Accordingly, the role of the Studio has been shaped by time as well. It has adapted to become primarily a workshop forself-education and artistic activity. Celebrating its thirtiest anniversary, it has also just emerged from a period of organisational crisis (we can but hope that this incident is indeed a thing of the past) and will soon join its fellow organisations in their quest to live up to their functions. At last, we have lived to see the institutions of Hungarian photography slowly expand.

Studio members tend to question…- well, quite naturally, this statement is true in case of current Members as well. Some does the questioning with reliance on a rather definitive personal visual map of the world. It is warming our hearts to see the level of proficiency with which most of the current exhibitors master their means of expression. Not to mention the accuracy they show in presenting the technical details of their works (this is noteworthy although such attention to detail is mostly exhibited upon encouragement by their mentors; however such behaviour becomes routine as practiced.)

That there are some who are still in search for ways to translate their mastery of technique into photographic expression, is true.This may well remind us of a unique characteristic of photography itself: mastery of the “professional jargon” needs to precede any deeper levels of meditation. More often than not it is not easy at all to find a personal solution for the dilemma of “what is the purpose of my existence?” If we look around in the world of photography, we can clearly sense the painful absence of such questioning and even more so the lack of seeking answers. If only we could pass through this phase… As to our young photographers, of course we are only due to be patient. Nevertheless, they should consider that awareness of the need for consciously sought answers is an inevitable prerequisite of any life achievement of character.

It is to be noted that the current exhibitors seem to be more endowed with technical knowledge of their equipment than with the history of their art. From time to time the viewer comes upon photographs that remind him closely of others of older times. This is presumably not because of any intention to imitate but rather due to a lack of adequate awareness of past works or forms of expression. – Such hints of criticism may perhaps well fit into the frame of this foreword for the catalogue.

The exhibition presents us with great variety: works that are justified to be done in color, pieces that reflect a creative twist on conventional methods and others that show good sensitivity for the grotesque. There are BW pictures that indicate solid skills intoning, while others hint at abilities to build up good series. And yes, there is the temptation: viewer, this is my sovereign photographic world, step inside, give yourself over to its influence on you. And we are just happy to concede to such temptation."

Béla Albertini

Vernissage: 8 November 2007 18:53
Opening speech by György Stalter
Address: Kolta Galéria, 1053 Budapest, Ferenciek tere 7-8. III. stairs II. floor.

Exhibition is accompanied by the catalogue titled "18:53".

Edited by Lajos Major
Text: Béla Albertini
Sponsored by National Cultural Fund (NKA), Hungarian Museum of Photography, Demax Művek Kft.


Photo © Péter Mátray: Untitled 1.
New images
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