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1day1photo: printing – Liget Gallery

1day1photo: uploading – Műcsarnok / Menu Point Gallery

July 3–31, 2008

Opening: Wednesday, July, 2, 2008, 6 p.m. – Liget Gallery
                Wednesday, July, 2, 2008, 7 p.m. – Menu Point
                                                                        Gallery

Curator: Tibor Várnagy

Owning a history of less than a decade, the photo blog is a new, innovative genre, which reviews and partially transforms the rules of classic photography. Its importance is comparable to the widespread availability of small-format cameras that began in the first half of the 20th century.

The photoblog at 1day1photo.com is the simultaneous journal of three female photographers who live in cultures divided by great distances. Each of the artists, Judit Katalin Elek(Budapest), Enikő Hangay (New York) and Lei Ben Ben (Beijing), has agreed to contribute a photo a day, uploading at least one picture she made the same day.

We assumed that the artists would influence one another during their collaborative effort, and would gain insights into each other’s lives, learn more about the other cultures and creative methods. It was also interesting to wonder how their relationship would be effected by a personal encounter. Would they find the photoblog exciting enough to continue it after meeting and having a joint display?

The exhibition, which is divided between Liget and Menü Pont galleries, features more than 100 photos and interactive slideshows to reveal the interplay between the approximately 1500 photos that have been made since December 2006. The pictures that are made while the show is open are also incorporated in the exhibit.

 
The exhibit is an event in the series What’s Up – A Panorama of Hungarian Contemporary Art, organized by Műcsarnok as part of the Year of Renaissance – 2008.

Main sponsors: Year of Rennaisance – 2008, Ministry of Education and Culture, Hungarofest Nemzeti Rendezvényszervező Kht.

Supporters: ACAX – Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange, ZARF, Digital Fotó Labor Kft.

Liget Gallery
1146 Budapest, Ajtósi Dürer sor 5.