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Exhibitions Várfok Gallery 2017

Péter Korniss: Long Distance

By 2017.10.19. September 2nd, 2019 No Comments

The exhibition is open: 19. October, 2017 - 13. January, 2018

Opening: 18. October, 2017, 7 pm

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Péter Korniss (Cluj-Napoca, 1937), the legendary figure of Hungarian photography, celebrates his 80th birthday this year. Korniss’ lifework is one of the richest photographic œuvres of Hungary. He earned his reputation as a documentary photographer capturing traditional peasant life in Eastern Europe. This has been a central motif of his life’s work from his first photographs in the dance house of Sic in 1967 to the most recent, somewhat conceptual series, of The Nativity Players or The Women of Sic.

Throughout the same period, Korniss has created photographic series all over the world in such countries as North and South America, South Yemen and Siberia. In 1978, he started focusing on the life of commuter-workers and followed András Skarbit’s life for more than a decade. The series, The Guest Worker (1988) can be considered one of the milestones of  Hungarian photography.

Over fifty years and constantly renewing his ideas and techniques, Korniss was the first Hungarian Kossuth Prize-winning photographer and his unparalleled lifetime’s work will be celebrated in two prestigious exhibitions: On 28th September, 2017, at the Hungarian National Gallery and on 18th October, 2017 at the Várfok Gallery.

The exhibition “Long Distance” in the Várfok Gallery will present Korniss’ oeuvre from a new perspective. In addition to the rich selection of his work in the Hungarian National Gallery, which will display approximately 150 photographs, the Várfok Gallery will present photographs that the Hungarian audience has not known about or has never seen to date. One of Korniss’ outstanding international projects, his series from the 70s set in the Indian reservations of North-America, is one example.

In another part of the exhibition, his emblematic images appear as parts of a series of individual narratives from the earliest to the latest photographs of The Women of Sic. The images that are embedded in the stories show a completely personal side of Korniss’ lifework in addition to underlining the consistent endeavour and conscientious work that have been integral to Korniss’ career for fifty years.

Like the judges of the many well-deserved awards and prizes Péter Korniss has won over the years, all those who are privileged to see his work are profoundly in his debt for choosing ‘to preserve a way of life that will soon disappear’. They, and we his admirers, must surely wholeheartedly agree that ‘as a photographer I couldn’t have found a finer task for myself’“
Colin Ford, Founding Director of the National Media Museum (UK).

EXHIBITED WORKS:

Péter Korniss: A Wedding Family- Mari’s Wedding
PÉTER KORNISS

A Wedding Family- Mari's Wedding
1971 - 38x60 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print
In the Várfok Gallery

July 13, 2019
Péter Korniss: Among Stones
PÉTER KORNISS

Among Stones
1964 - 34x50 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print [2017]
In the Várfok Gallery

June 27, 2019
Péter Korniss: Arriving at Work
PÉTER KORNISS

Arriving at Work
1974 - 60x60 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
Fuji Light Jet Print [2016]
In the Várfok Gallery

July 14, 2019
Péter Korniss: At a Christmas Market- Mari in Budapest
PÉTER KORNISS

At a Christmas Market- Mari in Budapest
2012 - 73x110 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
giclée print
In the Várfok Gallery

June 27, 2019
Péter Korniss: At the Fair – At Home
PÉTER KORNISS

At the Fair – At Home
2015 - 40x60 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
giclée print
In the Várfok Gallery

July 1, 2019
Péter Korniss: At the Fair – In Pest
PÉTER KORNISS

At the Fair – In Pest
2014 - 40x60 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
giclée print
In the Várfok Gallery

July 1, 2019
Péter Korniss: At the Western Railway Station
PÉTER KORNISS

At the Western Railway Station
2015 - 73x110 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
giclée print
In the Várfok Gallery

June 27, 2019
Péter Korniss: Between Grape Pickets
PÉTER KORNISS

Between Grape Pickets
1969 - 60x60 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print [2017]
In the Várfok Gallery

July 1, 2019
Péter Korniss: Bihar Ensemble
PÉTER KORNISS

Bihar Ensemble
1964 - 36x50 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print [2017]
In the Várfok Gallery

June 27, 2019
Péter Korniss: Brothers Longing for Far Away
PÉTER KORNISS

Brothers Longing for Far Away
1976 - 46x60 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print [2017]
In the Várfok Gallery

June 27, 2019
Péter Korniss: Eagle Dance in the Kindergarten
PÉTER KORNISS

Eagle Dance in the Kindergarten
1977 - 38,5x60 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print [2017]
In the Várfok Gallery

June 27, 2019
Péter Korniss: Easter Monday
PÉTER KORNISS

Easter Monday
1972 - 23x40 cm - vintage print
40x60 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print
In the Várfok Gallery

July 7, 2019
Péter Korniss: Father and Daughter
PÉTER KORNISS

Father and Daughter
1997 - 100x73 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print
In the Várfok Gallery

July 1, 2019
Péter Korniss: Girl From Tara Calatei With Pearl Headdress
PÉTER KORNISS

Girl From Tara Calatei With Pearl Headdress
1972 - 60x60 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
Fuji Light Jet Print [2017]
In the Várfok Gallery

July 13, 2019
Péter Korniss: Girl Turning the Hay
PÉTER KORNISS

Girl Turning the Hay
1974 - 100x71 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
60x46 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
40x28 cm - Ed. 15 + AP
silver gelatin print
In the Várfok Gallery

July 13, 2019
Péter Korniss: Grief – 25. Theatre
PÉTER KORNISS

Grief - 25. Theatre
1971 - 34x50 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print [2017]
In the Várfok Gallery

June 27, 2019
Péter Korniss: Hanging Cradle
PÉTER KORNISS

Hanging Cradle
1973 - 60x43,5 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print
In the Várfok Gallery

July 13, 2019
Péter Korniss: In the Balet Institute
PÉTER KORNISS

In the Balet Institute
1959 - 50x34 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print [2017]
In the Várfok Gallery

June 27, 2019
Péter Korniss: In the Courtyard
PÉTER KORNISS

In the Courtyard
1973 - 44,5x59,5 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print
In the Várfok Gallery

July 13, 2019
Péter Korniss: In the Craddle
PÉTER KORNISS

In the Craddle
1973 - 40x30 cm - vintage print
59x43 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print
In the Várfok Gallery

July 13, 2019
Péter Korniss: In the Gallery
PÉTER KORNISS

In the Gallery
1962 - 48x48 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print [2017]
In the Várfok Gallery

June 27, 2019
Péter Korniss: In the Living Room with a Bucket
PÉTER KORNISS

In the Living Room with a Bucket
2015 - 73x110 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
giclée print
In the Várfok Gallery

June 27, 2019
Péter Korniss: In the Underpass
PÉTER KORNISS

In the Underpass
2014 - 73x110 cm - Ed. 5
giclée print
In the Várfok Gallery

June 27, 2019
Péter Korniss: Ioan and Larisa Twenty Years Later
PÉTER KORNISS

Ioan and Larisa Twenty Years Later
2016 - 60x40 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
giclée print
In the Várfok Gallery

June 28, 2019
Péter Korniss: Living from Aid
PÉTER KORNISS

Living from Aid
1977 - 40,5x60 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print [2017]
In the Várfok Gallery

June 27, 2019
Péter Korniss: Married Couple with Sattelite Dish- Mari and Márton in front of Their House
PÉTER KORNISS

Married Couple with Sattelite Dish- Mari and Márton in front of Their House
1994 - 40x60 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print
In the Várfok Gallery

July 1, 2019
Péter Korniss: Mother and Daughter in Their New House- Mari and Little Mari
PÉTER KORNISS

Mother and Daughter in Their New House- Mari and Little Mari
2008 - 60x40 cm - Ed. 5 + AP 108,5x70 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
giclée print
In the Várfok Gallery

June 28, 2019
Péter Korniss: Mother and Her Child
PÉTER KORNISS

Mother and Her Child
1973 - 60x43,5 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print
In the Várfok Gallery

July 13, 2019
Péter Korniss: Navaho Girl
PÉTER KORNISS

Navaho Girl
1977 - 52x80 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print
In the Várfok Gallery

June 27, 2019
Péter Korniss: On the Beach
PÉTER KORNISS

On the Beach
1963 - 30x50 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print [2017]
In the Várfok Gallery

June 27, 2019
Péter Korniss: On the Way Home from the Pasture
PÉTER KORNISS

On the Way Home from the Pasture
1976 - 43x60 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print
In the Várfok Gallery

July 13, 2019
Péter Korniss: Resting Haymaker
PÉTER KORNISS

Resting Haymaker
1974 - 60x60 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
Fuji Light Jet Print [2016]
In the Várfok Gallery

July 14, 2019
Péter Korniss: Small Parcel
PÉTER KORNISS

Small Parcel
1977 - 40x30 cm - vintage print
59,5x49,5 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print
In the Várfok Gallery

July 13, 2019
Péter Korniss: Springtime Soil Fertilisation in the Cooperatives
PÉTER KORNISS

Springtime Soil Fertilisation in the Cooperatives
1968 - 60x60 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print [2018]
In the Várfok Gallery

July 1, 2019
Péter Korniss: Sunday, in front of the Old House
PÉTER KORNISS

Sunday, in front of the Old House
1975 - 60x60 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
Fuji Light Jet Print [2017]
In the Várfok Gallery

July 14, 2019
Péter Korniss: The Inhabitant of the Wooden Hut
PÉTER KORNISS

The Inhabitant of the Wooden Hut
1977 - 39x60 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print [2017]
In the Várfok Gallery

June 27, 2019
Péter Korniss: The Seamstress of the Neighborhood
PÉTER KORNISS

The Seamstress of the Neighborhood
1977 - 39,5x60 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print [2017]
In the Várfok Gallery

June 27, 2019
Péter Korniss: Thirty-Five Years Later in front of the Old House
PÉTER KORNISS

Thirty-Five Years Later in front of the Old House
2008 - 40x60 cm - Ed. 5 + AP 100x74 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
giclée print
In the Várfok Gallery

June 28, 2019
Péter Korniss: Woman Carrying Burden in the Snow
PÉTER KORNISS

Woman Carrying Burden in the Snow
1976 - 41x59 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print
In the Várfok Gallery

July 13, 2019
Péter Korniss: Woman Carrying Corn-plants
PÉTER KORNISS

Woman Carrying Corn-plants
1975 - 40,5x59,5 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print
In the Várfok Gallery

July 13, 2019
Péter Korniss: Woman Carrying Sack
PÉTER KORNISS

Woman Carrying Sack
1971 - 59,5x40 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
silver gelatin print
In the Várfok Gallery

July 13, 2019
Péter Korniss: Woman Leaning on Her Hoe
PÉTER KORNISS

Woman Leaning on Her Hoe
1974 - 60x60 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
Fuji Light Jet Print
In the Várfok Gallery

July 14, 2019
Péter Korniss: Women at the Grave
PÉTER KORNISS

Women at the Grave
1973 - 60x60 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
Fuji Light Jet Print
In the Várfok Gallery

July 14, 2019

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