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3rd Work In Context International Symposium of Central European Photography
May 16 @ 17:00 - 20:00 CEST
/// We cordially invite you to the 3rd Work in Context Symposium of Central European Photography and to the accompanying exhibition.
16:50 Curators’ welcome
17:00 Keynotes by László Zsolnai and Paul Shrivastava (online)
17:40 Presentations by Lucia Nimcova, Jörg M. Colberg, Martijn De Meuleneire and Simon Clement
19:00 Round table discussion moderated by Zsolt Petrányi
20:30 Beer and screening in the Amphitheatre (if the weather allows)
The exhibition will be on view from 10 to 19 May 2023.
The event will start with a guided tour around the exhibition in front of the MOME Auditorium on the first floor of the Master Building at 16:00 (CET) on the 16th of May 2023.
The third edition of the Work in Context symposium and exhibition of the Photography Program at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design is focusing on the topic Responsibility in May 2023. The choice of responsibility as the theme may seem outdated, yet it is more relevant than ever. There is an urging actuality to discuss photographic practices related to artistic behavior in societal, historical, personal, technological and in many other aspects – especially in such a conflictual time, when power games led to physical war, and climate change seems to reach escape velocity.
Reacting to the urgency, the curatorial team decided to work on two layers: the layer of an exhibition presenting selected works and projects by individual artists responding to the open call, and on the level of a symposium calling for a real round table discussion. The exhibition consisting of photography projects and video messages will offer the backdrop for the 3rd Work in Context Symposium’s formal presentations and discussions. We believe in the power of sharing good practices and theoretical approaches. And we hope that the ethics of practices will be questioned in order to get responses.
By word, Responsibility is a duty to deal with something or take care of somebody. The topics related to this could vary on a wide spectrum in terms of personal and social aspects, so the applications received for the open call did so as well. The works focus on themes that address the most important issues and shifting phenomena of our time: climate change and (green) activism; memory and family traumas; history and national identity; as well as gender issues.
We invite everyone to seek comfort in an increasingly uncomfortable world, where meanings are rearranged at will, where balances are always dynamic and values are in motion. The reflections of the selected works and messages are multifaceted in the sense that, amplified in the space of the installation, different artistic attitudes and different photographic vocabularies collide and refract each other. As concepts are reconfigured through diverse practices, the viewer is left witnessing the responsibilities assumed by the vanguard of our condition.
Dániel Halász, Katalin Fanni Horváth, Izole, Jadwiga Janowska, Márton Kállai, Ákos Karácsony, Adél Koleszár, Katalin Kopin, Máté Lakos, Oscar Lebeck, Martijn De Meuleneire & Simon Clement, Lucia Nimcova, András Polgár, Aleksandra Skowrońska, Cora Sun, Emma Szabó, Dániel Szalai, Konrád Taródi-Nagy, András Tibor Vizi, Pavel Wolberg
Judit Gellér PhD, lecturer at Photography MA program of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, curator at MaDok program of Museum of Ethnography
Gábor Arion Kudász DLA, photographer, associate professor, head of Photography MA program of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
Gábor Máté DLA Habil., photographer, associate professor, head of Photography BA program of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
Zsolt Petrányi PhD, art historian, head of the Contemporary Art Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery, lecturer at MOME
/// ORGANIZING TEAM
Krisztina Erdei DLA, Tímea Fábry
Elsa Berrien, Emese Bukovinszky, Tamás Cseke, Daniella Grinberg, Svetlana Maksimova, Tímea Varga
/// The event is supported by the National Cultural Fund and Global Voices of MOME