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The Finger
Andrea Ausztrics

The Finger György Széphelyi Frankl

The Finger György Széphelyi FranklThe Finger
György Széphelyi Frankl

Created by Andrea Ausztrics.


Edition 15 of 50
28 pages
130 x 190 mm
ISBN Not Available


Most of us are self-made photographers with a constantly changing technology. We concentrate on the angles, the sun, the position, etc. and in the end, the finger (our finger) has become part of our vacation photos. Like it’s part of the scenery. This collection of photos was made between 1970 – 1990 by György Széphelyi Frankl, a prestigious art historian, professor, writer, husband and dad. He passed away in 2014 but his memory lives through his stories, publications, and now these photos, too. The sequence of the photos follows the position of the finger clockwise, describing a full circle along the path of the sun.
(source: first page of book)

About the Artists
György Széphelyi Frankl (1949 – 2014) was a celebrated Hungarian art historian who specialised in Baroque art, Hungarian Modern art and the work of his brother Tibor Hajas.

Andrea Ausztrics was born in Budapest, Hungary. She works as a filmmaker, curator and visual artist focusing on documentaries, concept videos and printed zines/artbooks with an interest of her own history and heritage. She studied at Eötvös Loránd University’s Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Departments and holds two master degrees in Aesthetics and Cultural Anthropology. The last eight years parallel to her projects she been working on her PhD about Innovative Jewish Museums, a comparison between the European and the American best practises. In the year 2015/16 she was a Fulbright scholar at New York University, thanks to that opportunity she co-curated a mixed-media exhibition about the Jewish district in Budapest that after the New York show travelled to Montreal, Jerusalem, Stockholm and Budapest. Through her own art practice she engages with religion and identity issues. Overall Andrea has worked in moving images and printed platforms since 2006 and she is always looking for new ways to combine her interests. She is mostly based in Budapest but has travelled a lot and lived in New York, Vienna, Tel Aviv, Tarragona and Barcelona for a while.

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