Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

6th Apr - 20th May

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 4 Touring Exhibition

Belfast Exposed is delighted to be hosting the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 4 Touring Exhibition from 6th April – 20th May 202...

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2nd Feb - 25th Mar

Futures Curator Award: Nothing But A Curtain

Belfast Exposed presents a  journey along the former Iron Curtain from Polish-born documentary photographer Zula Rabikowska,...

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Community

24th May - 25th May

Belfast Exposed Photography Academy Showcase 2022

Belfast Exposed is proud to present The Belfast Exposed Photography Academy Showcase 2022, an exhibition featuring work from ...

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14th Oct - 25th Nov

Looking Through Our Eyes

Belfast Exposed present a photographic exhibition exploring the theme of portraits by a group of individuals who have an acqu...

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Memorabilia

Gallery 1

29th Jun 2017 to 19th Aug 2017

About The Exhibition

In the years following the death of Hungarian artist Emese Kudász, her son Gábor Arion Kudász catalogued her entire estate and photographed it to secure her fast-fading trace in time, so as to establish a guide to the workings of memory. The method of the photographic research disrupted the order of things she had created, the context that surrounded her and was distinctively her own. Through these cracks hidden aspects of her personality emerged, together with a previously unrealized coherence among her objects; it is no longer possible to tell whether these had existed before or were only the result of the intervention.

Whatever has been in the ground for a long time, say archaeologists, has probably found its best place there. What they mean is that while the excavation may promote knowledge, an important part of the context preserved under the layer of ground is lost when disrupted. The central conflict Kudász faces in his Memorabilia is that on one hand excavation and the documentation of the past serve understanding, on the other hand they accelerate the process of disintegration.

The Artists

Gábor Arion Kudász

Artist Biography

Gábor Arion Kudász was born in Budapest, 1978. He is a photographer, teacher of photography, maker of limited edition photobooks, and a father of three children. He received the Rudolf Balogh award of the Hungarian Republic in 2013 and the Robert Capa Grand Prize in 2015. He graduated in Photography at the Hungarian University of Art and Design in 2003, where he earned his doctorate degree in 2016.

He dedicates his works to the study of human presence unfolding in the interplay of man and his environment, often incorporating fictional elements into documentary photography. He is currently teaching at the Photography MA program of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design.

Acknowledgements

Memorabilia by Gábor Arion Kudász is generously supported by Arts Council Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council.