Art Market Budapest 2020
Millenaris Art Center, 21. – 25. 10. 2020
Photon is once more exhibiting at the Art Market Budapest fair in the year of the coronavirus.
You are kindly invited to visit our booth numbered G004 in hall B of the Millenaris center. We are presenting works by the following Slovenian and foreign contemporary photographers: Stane Jagodič, Branko Lenart, Rudolf Sikora, Balint Szombathy in Aniko Robitz.
Stane Jagodič (born in 1943) has been active in various fields, media and contexts of visual art since the mid 1960s. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana in 1970, he soon became one of the most active and important artists with his own recognizable expression in Yugoslavia. Photon Gallery is exhibiting his works from various series from his photography oeuvre which you can see by following this link.
Branko Lenart is an internationally renowned photographer born in 1948 in Ptuj, Slovenia. He emigrated with his family in 1954 to Graz, Austria. In 1968 he became a member of the avant-garde art society Forum Stadtpark, Graz. From 1972 – 1978 he studied pedagogy in Graz. He is a founding member and was chairman (1994 – 2007) of the cultural society Artikel-7 for Austrian Styrians/The Pavel House. He has been teaching photography at the College of Art and Design (1979 – 2007) and at the Technical College (1996 – 2003) in Graz. Since 1968 he has taken part in many groups and individual exhibitions in Europe and North America. Photon Gallery is exhibiting his works from the series Handwork at the fair.
He has been one of the most original figures of Slovak visual art since the early 1970s, during the Normalisation period he was active in the unofficial art scene. He emerged from his own synthesis of the “new sensibility” and conceptual thinking and later enriched it with post-Modernist inspirations. He was one of the first artists in Europe to deal with the theme of global-civilization and the ecological threat to the world. Sikora built his own way of metaphorical thinking on the use of diagrams, texts, exclamation marks, and work with photography or photomontage. Photon Gallery is exhibiting his works from the series Alone with Photography at the fair.
Bálint Szombathy, a conceptual artist born in Vojvodina in the former Yugoslavia (1950), is one of the key names of the former Yugoslav as well as Hungarian art. His practice included a wide range of artistic activities, from visual poetry, processual art, land art, and performance, to conceptual art. Quite early on, he drew attention to his performances, such as The Trails (Subotica, 1970), or the photo performance Bauhaus (Novi Sad, 1971), while becoming particularly renowned for addressing the topic of socialist reality in projects such as Lenin in Budapest(1972), when after the end of the May Day celebrations, he provocatively carried Lenin’s portrait along the streets of the Hungarian capital. In 1969, he and Slavko Matković founded the Bosch + Bosch group, which represented a platform of neo-avant-garde artists from Vojvodina, Serbia, and Hungary. Photon Gallery is exhibiting his works from the series Motion – pictures. Telephotographs, 1980-82 at the fair.
Anikó Robitz (1978, Hungary) studied photography at the Szellemkép Photography School until 2006 and later continued her studies at the Zsigmond Király College in Budapest (2008-2011). While Anikó is strongly situated in the medium of photography, her work correlates with other practices of fine art such as painting and printmaking. We can compare it to certain styles from the 20th century due to its formalistic troupes, like Minimalism, Constructivism and Supremacism, which all diverge from realistic depictions in art. Her signature approach to photography thus highlights formalistically bare images, imbued with rich modernist tradition as well as contemporary art practices.