Photography (The Retoucher)
2015. 11. 08. /// 14:41
P h o t o g r a p h y (The Retoucher)
An exhibition of Viola Fátyol and Anna Nemes
Curated by: József Mélyi
Opening: November 3, 2015, Tuesday, 7 pm
Artist talk: November 18, 2015, Wednesday, 6 pm
Pál Zolnay’s film entitled Photography was released in 1973. In this film the main characters, the photographer and the retoucher travel to the countryside, and offer to the villagers to take photographs of them or retouch their old photos. During the commissions the difference between their points of view become more and more perceptible: while the photographer wishes to capture reality as faithfully as possible, the retoucher finds idealized pictures marketable. While the conflict between them slowly develops, the question arises: how can reality be grasped?
Viola Fátyol and Anna Nemes, the photographer and the painter examine the problematics of the graspability of today’s world with the help of their own (double) portraits.