Exhibition in NextWave, Budapest
Attracting international acclaim, documentarist works by Krisztina Erdei were shortlisted for BMW prize at Paris Photo2010. Erdei’s spicy humor and inventive cultural analysis sheds new light on one’s everyday surroundings, typical situations of life.
It is never irrelevant where they have been taken–these pictures unfold histories in which the spirit of the locus speaks. All that takes place in the so-called peripheries, could not underestimated. Contemporary feel in Erdei’s photos does not equal with worldly sterility of the iconic places, but rather in the grotesque found in hidden contexts, the triumphs of reinterpreting the local and the petty with a vividness of perspective.
These pictures are critical without becoming judgmental. Providing analysis with apparent care and fondness–although they notice what is revealed in rustic misinterpretations appearing as absurd with globalized eye, they do not prompt condescending laughter, but rather true, thorough attention.