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Budapest Fotó Festival 2019
Various Artists

Budapest Fotó Festival 2019 Various Artists

Budapest Fotó Festival 2019 Various ArtistsBudapest Fotó Festival 2019
Various Artists
Budapest Fotó Festival

Curated by Klara Szarka.


114 pages
150 x 210 mm
ISBN Not Available



This is a programme for the 2019 Budapest Fotó Festival which took place from the 1st of March to the 2nd of June 2019. The opening event of the Budapest Fotó Festival was David Lynch’s Small Stories / Small Stories. The ambience of Lynch’s unique exhibition is inspired by the invisibility of invisible relationships, the unraveling of unspeakable feelings, and the fulfilment of the liberated fantasy. Lynch’s entire work, including this series, was influenced by the American tradition of surrealism, esoteric, anxiety, and artistic and popular display of violence – the cultic drawing from Norman Rockwell to today’s thriller films.

Lynch’s surreal images are based on the reinterpretation of photo montage, portraits and reproductions. From these, spatial-temporal dimensions are created that are assembled into a universe that is well known from the master’s films. Small Stories is a psychedelic journey beyond reality in the world of emotion, humour, playfulness and uneasiness, while exploring memories and wounds. Like his film work, his images are dominated by the dream, and the core strength of his poetry is the unity between the unconscious and the reality. In 2014, the series was co-organised by Maison Européenne de la Photographie and Item gallery.

About the Curator
Klara Szarka is a photohistorian, curator and writer based in Budapest, Hungary.

About the Festival
The Budapest Photo Festival is an annual city-wide exhibition series what represents the contemporary and classical values of the photography by the presence of the Hungarian and international art scene. The aim of the Festival is to create Budapest to be a ‘City of Photography’.

The festival has two highlighted exhibitions as a frame: the opening international show and a Hungarian contemporary overview. The emphasis, – next to the two highlighted exhibitions – , is on the presentation of the national and international contemporary scene, by the program of the biggest galleries, museums and the International Cultural Institutes of the Hungarian Capital. The Festival involves many public and professional programs also: lectures, workshops, photomarathon, museum educational events, portfolio review.

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