Peter Korniss: Transitions
Art Museum of Cluj-Napoca (RO)
17th of August – 12th of September 2019
We are delighted to announce the upcoming solo exhibition of Peter Korniss in the Art Museum in Cluj-Napoca (Romania). Within the framework of the festival, Kolozsvári Magyar Napok, the museum in the prestigious Bánffy Palace, will host the exhibition entitled ‘Transitions’ which is dedicated to the central motif of Korniss’s life work, the disappearance of traditional peasant culture in Eastern Europe. From his first photographs of the Transylvanian village, Sic, in 1967, to the most recent, somewhat conceptual series, ‘Guest Worker Women in Budapest’ (2014-17), a rich selection of his emblematic photographs will present the irreversible changes and signs of globalisation. ‘Transitions’ also underlines the consistent endeavour and conscientious work that have been integral to Korniss’ career for fifty years.
The exhibition is organized by the Hungarian Cultural Days of Cluj and the Art Museum in Cluj-Napoca in collaboration with the Várfok Galéria in Budapest. The curator of the exhibition is Krisztina Jerger, Art Historian.