20th. February, 2020 | Thursday | between 6.30 and 8.30 p.m. The exhibition will be opened by: Claudia Küssel, Art Historian, Curator Curator of the exhibition: Ajna Maj
The exhibition is open from 21th. February, 2020 until 28th. March, 2020, from Tuesday to Saturday, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
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In the exhibition that takes 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).
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.