Opening: March 2nd 2016 8 p.m.
Opening by: Miklós Mécs
Curator: Borbála Laczkovich
Open: until April 2nd from Tuesdays to Fridays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Krisztina Erdei studied philosophy and political theory, which is so apparent in her choice of subjects and in her sensibility toward social issues. Her latest works provide a novel approach to the possibilities of photography. She has chosen a new genre, the animated gif, which is so popular and widespread on the internet but which can open up new possibilities in visual thinking when used as an artistic way of expression. This is what Krisztina Erdei makes use of in her photos exhibited here.
The pictures, which she has converted into animated gifs, are expressive in their own right, but they can be interpreted completely differently when, displayed as a sequence of frames, they turn into stories. The stories presented by the photographer may as well be published as a volume of short stories. But they are not just interesting in themselves as they call our attention to the long-term possibilities of gifs: at the exhibition the works are presented as examples of the disadvantaged state of visual education.
While we are exposed to an ever growing amount of visual information, the majority of people would still prefer math classes to drawing lessons. Even today 30-50-year-old methods are being used when teaching the interpretation of pictures in primary schools. But the exhibition offers a new alternative, a potential teaching aid and warns us of the importance of emphases in visual information.