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Fossils of the Past

An exhibition of Jerzy Lewczyński

Curated by: Łukasz Rogowski

Opening: 27 September, 2018, 6 pm

On view until 31 October, 2018

‘A camera in a photographer’s hand is a kind of eternal pen, writing down his inner tensions, among other things, for the future.’ - described the Polish photographer Jerzy Lewczyński his relation to the camera in an interview. Lewczyński started to create carefully composed photographs in the 1950s, depiciting symbolic objects and moments of everyday life influenced by the formal experiments of avant-garde art. Later he began to incorporate pictures of other authors, reproductions and found photographs in his work. This collection of images was Lewczyński’s artistic method of processing the past as well as his way of showing human interactions and emotions. The exhibition of Trapéz will be the first presentation in Budapest of his unique photographic practice featuring his works from the 1950s until the 1970s. 

The exhibition is supported by the Polish Institute in Budapest.