Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

5th Aug - 25th Sep

Street View: ‘Above The Fold’ by Noel Bowler

Belfast Exposed is proud to present Street View: Above The Fold by artist Noel Bowler.Above The Fold is the culmination...

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5th Aug - 25th Sep

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2020

Belfast Exposed presents Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2020 which showcases new photographic works by two early-career artists, S...

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Community

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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1st Mar - 22nd Apr

Natural Connections

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' whic...

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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.