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Budapest Photo Festival 2018

Budapest Photo Festival 2018

The Budapest Photo Festival is an annual city-wide exhibition series what represents the contemporary and classical values of the photography by the presence of the Hungarian and international art scene. The aim of the Festival is to create Budapest to be the „City of Photography”.

Date: 28.02. – 20.04.

Venue: Budapest Projekt Gallery
1053 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos utca 14-16.


The festival has two highlighted exhibitions as a frame: the opening international show and a Hungarian contemporary overview. The emphasis, – next to the two highlighted exhibitions – , is on the presentation of the international contemporary scene, by the program of the International Cultural Institutes, beside the exhibitions of the biggest galleries, museums and art schools of the Hungarian Capital. The Festival involves many public programs also: lectures, workshops, photomarathon, museum educational events, portfolio review and photobook show, what will place at the Festivalcenter Budapest Project Gallery.

Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters

If you had any doubts about John Malkovich being able to play the role of a little girl – perhaps two little girls – or impersonating Marilyn Monroe, the American sex symbol on a nude photograph, after seeing the exhibition in Kunsthalle (Műcsarnok), all doubts will banish.

Diane Arbus Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey (1967), 2014

Diane Arbus Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey (1967), 2014, photo:

The unrestrained but not diffuse, the quite serious but entertaining artistic game involves two “magicians”: actor and photographer. The highlight of Budapest Photo Festival 2018 – the project of the renowned American photographer Sandro Miller, and the famous actor John Malkovich is quite a venture. Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters

The fantastic photographs, that are an unusual homage to iconic masters of cinema and photography, finally arrive to Hungary as well.

The photo-project is a salute to such artists as the expert of creating tension in motion picture, Alfred Hitchcock, the icon of pop art, Andy Warhol or one of the classics of portrait photography, Annie Leibovitz. Sandro Miller – “Sandro” as he is called – has been a key figure of American photography for more than three decades. He is a photographer of celebrities, whose commercial- and fashion works hallmark several famous big companies and whose artistic works have been published in nine photo albums. He and Malkovich are both “colleagues” and friends – they have been working together not only on photographs but on several experimental short films as well.
Curator: Klára Szarka

Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle
Date: 2018.02.28. – 05.13.
Adress: 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 37.

Opening hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00–18:00, Thursday 12:00–20:00 Saturday, Sunday 10.00-18.00


1 Comment

  1. Sander Driessen

    Sisters of Soros?

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