Impact: Abstraction & Experiment in Hungarian Photography at Alma Gallery, May 10 – June 18, 2016

Impact: Abstraction & Experiment in Hungarian Photography highlights László Moholy-Nagy’s experimental drive and his tendency toward abstraction. It juxtaposes his photograms and photo-collages with the work of twenty other artists, past and present, who share these impulses. Moholy-Nagy’s fascination with new media is evident in his remarkable color film, “Light Machine” (1941), and it is echoed in Theodor Kraynik’s “Video Luminar” (1967), a pioneering video that will premier at Alma Gallery.

Moholy-Nagy Nude negativ hi res

László Moholy-Nagy, Nude Negative, 1920, print 1973. Silver gelatin print. Hungarian Museum of Photography

Moholy-Nagy Nude positiv hi res

László Moholy-Nagy, Nude Positive, 1920, print 1973. Silver gelatin print. Hungarian Museum of Photography

Moholy-Nagy Photogram (self portrait) hi res

László Moholy-Nagy, Untitled (Self-Portrait), 1926. Silver gelatin print, 1973

Moholy-Nagy Photogram w Julia hi res

László Moholy-Nagy, Untitled (Self and Lucia), modern silver gelatin copy print of a lost photogram of 1926, made from a vintage glass copy negative (Hattula Moholy-Nagy). From the portfolio László Moholy-Nagy (Munich and Milan, Heiner Friedrich and Editioni O), 1973

Moholy-Nagy Photogram circles and rectangles hi res

László Moholy-Nagy, Untitled. Photogram. n.d. (1920s), modern silver gelatin copy print, 1973

ágnes Eperjesi -Giant Density Green

Ágnes Eperjesi, Giant Secondary Density [Green], 2009. Color photogram. Hungarian Museum of Photography

Balász Sprenc. Memories of a surgery

Balázs Sprenc, Memories of a Surgery, 2015 Unique silver gelatin chemigram Courtesy Alma and the artist

Balázs Telek Vitruvius Uomo I (2000)

Balázs Telek, Vitruvius Uomo I, 2000. Silver gelatin print. Courtesy Alma and the artist’s estate

MonochromeClack 1.2

Éva Köves & Andrea Sztojánovits, Monochrome Clack 1.2, 2009-2016. Multimedia installation (music mix by Kinga Kovács a.k.a. DJ Sanyi. Courtesy Alma and the artist

Gabor_KEREKES_NY Window

Gábor Kerekes, Window, 2008. Toned gelatin silver print, four-lens Holga camera. Nessim Galéria

Gabor_KEREKES_NY_Flag

Gábor Kerekes, Flag, 2008. Toned gelatin silver print, four-lens Holga camera. Nessim Galéria

Gabor_KEREKES_Over Roswell 1 #2

Gábor Kerekes, Over Roswell I, 2, 2002. Black and white Polaroid contact. Nessim Galéria

Gabor_KEREKES_Over Roswell 1 #_4

Gábor Kerekes, Over Roswell I, 4, 2002.lack and white Polaroid contact. Nessim Galéria

Magdolna Vékás - New York #31

Magdolna Vékás, New York series 31, 2002-2016. Photo emulsion on offset plate. Körmendi Gallery

Szacsva y Pál Reprojection VII

Szacsva y Pál, Reprojection VII, 1999. C-print. Courtesy Alma and the artist

photogram #2142117 Gyarmathy

Tihamér Gyarmathy, Photogram #2142117, 1952. Photogram. Körmendi Gallery

1 Tibor Hajas, photo. János Vető Surface Torture III, 1978

Tibor Hajas & János Vetõ, Torturing the Surface III, 1978. Silver gelatin print. Courtesy Alma and János Vetõ

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