News & Exhibitions

Hungarian National Gallery – Magyar Nemzeti Galéria



A large and significant exhibition titled Hungarian Photography in the New Millenium, curated by Péter Baki, director of the Hungarian Photography Museum, opened on May 10 2013 in the Hungarian National Gallery. The show presents 21 photographers, amongst them Mátyás Misetics.

The exhibition is open until July 28, 2013.






Works sold to private collections at ArtParis artfair!





Works at the Radiator Arts Gallery in New York City


Radiator Gallery presents “LET’S FACE IT”
New York’s ambitious Radiator Gallery and Eastern Europe’s successfully emerging international art fair, Art Market Budapest joined forces to present LET’S FACE IT, a selection of predominantly photo works by emerging and established Hungarian artists both living in Hungary and the U.S. LET’S FACE IT literally shows faces and characters of men and women as actual actors of contemporary society analyzing the place, possibilities, roles and limits of the individual, the dichotomy between the real face and the mask we need to wear every day.




Memory Stones – solo exhibition at Várfok Gallery

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Várfok Project Room’s next exhibition will present the space specific project of Mátyás Misetics titled Memory Stones.
Mátyás Misetics (Budapest, 1982) received his master’s degree in photography at the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design in 2007, where he is doing his doctoral studies at the moment. He joined Várfok Gallery’s artists’ circle together with Peter Korniss during Autumn 2011 – this choice proves well the mostly ’painting-centric’ Várfok Gallery’s overture towards new directive lines. Memory Stones is the first solo show of Misetics at Várfok Gallery.
Misetics is a devotee of preconceived photography: surrealistic night scenes illuminated by only artificial lights have become a kind of ’trade-mark’ of his art. Night, intense lights, empty streets, figures transported by their lucid dreams, metamorphosis of branches and leaves – these are characteristic constructive elements of his photos. Misetics proceeds from a reality of which we are also aware of, but ends up totally elsewhere. His pictures mostly focus on themes like alienation and isolation together with one of photography’s fundamental notion: the thematic of reality’s two-dimensional interpretation. It seems that in the case of the next project – Memory Stones – this latter ambition becomes absolutely powerful. The two-dimensional scenes fall apart to then unite again inside a black space, this time in the shape of 3D cristals. They are the successors of a Platonic perception of the universe, being the perfect basic shapes to which Plato has dismantled the cosmos and has associated the classical elements. In a paradoxical way, the scenes, memories of a civilisation desintegrated into small elements, continue to live through these permanent forms, which – deprived of all material environments – float in a vacuum until the end of time, just like time-capsules or Memory Stones.

Misetics – with this series – manifestly experiments how to expand the limit of photography by first of all diverging from photography’s traditional pictural structure. In his reasoning, he consciously opens towards the field of fine arts, which approach is accurately reflected by two ’objects’ shown also at the exhibition together with the photo-series: a light-installation and a prism which take too, as a basis, the specular qualities of the cristal. The show is open until April 7th.

Várfok Gallery is one of the first privately founded galleries after 1989, showing contemporary art in Hungary that has been able to function continuously to this day. Károly Szalóky founded it under the name Várfok 14 Műhelygaléria/Várfok 14 Studio Gallery in 1990.




GRID Photo Festival Amsterdam


 The ARTIFICIAL LIGHT series will be exhibited at the International Photography Biennial: GRID 2012. This year Amsterdam Photo Foundation organises the fifth edition of GRID – International Photography Biennial – from May 16th until July 1st 2012. GRID is a bi-annual photo festival focussed on contemporary image culture, which will show- case works of international renowned photographers and emerging talents. GRID2012 will be hosted in: Amsterdam, Am- stelveen, Haarlem, Amersfoort, Apeldoorn, Zaanstad and De Beemster.

As a first, GRID2012 has a central theme: Urban Reality Check – Reflections on changing behaviour and space. Worldwide society and communities are constantly changing, which has intrusive effects on its people, both economic and social. All participating artists express their personal vision of (urban) reality in their work.

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