Group Exhibition:
​​​​​​​Portraits Without Faces
A juried international Photography Exhibition
PH21 Gallery
55 Ráday St.
Budapest, Hungary
July 2 – 25, 2020
Selected: Short Walk, Long Night
Selected: Short Walk, Long Night
Portraiture emerged as one of the most prominent genres of depictive media early in the history of the visual arts; tacit or explicit rules, conventions and cultural expectations have always influenced the ways in which artists approached the genre. Photography is no exception. Numerous different and characteristic styles of portraiture emerged throughout the history of the medium. We usually assume that faces are necessary components of portraiture; we may, however, learn just as much about the character, the personality of a person by looking at images that depict other parts of their bodies, show us the objects or places associated with them. Not focusing on the face may open up a new dimension of interpretation. "Portraits Without Faces" is dedicated to this challenging divergence from the more conventional approaches to the genre.
Curator: Zsolt Bátori
Zsolt is a philosopher of art and photographer. He currently serves as director of the Institute of Art and Design Theory, Faculty of Art and Creative Industries, Budapest Metropolitan University, and visits the University of Murcia, Spain for regular research collaboration. He has conducted research and taught philosophy of art and photography courses at various universities in Hungary, the United States, Spain and Argentina, and has exhibited his photographic work internationally. Zsolt is also the founder and director of PH21 Gallery.