10th Annual Open Exhibition
A juried international exhibition of contemporary fine art
PH21 Gallery
Valid World Hall
I Carrer de Buenaventura Munoz, 6
Barcelona, Catalonia
May 9 – 15, 2022
Opening Reception:
May 9
7:30 p.m. CET (UTC+1)
Exhibited Works: Aesthetic Intoxication, A Consequence of Intuition
Aesthetic Intoxication, 2021
Aesthetic Intoxication, 2021
A Consequence of Intuition, 2014
A Consequence of Intuition, 2014
Although photography first emerged as a technological invention, it was also quickly conceived as an artistic practice as well. Pictorialist photographs in the nineteenth century were created to look like paintings, while advocates of straight photography in the first part of the twentieth century strived for the purely photographic means of creating photographic meaning. Street photographers devoted the medium to capturing the fleeting moment, while in the last part of the twentieth century many photographers turned to staging and directing in order to utilize photography for artistic visual communication.
Art photography also includes numerous genres and creative practices from portraiture, landscape and still life to abstract and conceptual photography. In this exhibition, contemporary photographers show how they understand art photography in the twenty first century.
PH21 Gallery is a contemporary exhibition space established in 2012 in Budapest, Hungary. The gallery curates open group and solo exhibitions for contemporary photographers around the world, both emerging and established. Our main exhibition space is located in one of the most exciting and lively neighbourhoods in the centre of Budapest, at 55 Ráday St. The PH21 Gallery Project Room, a second space just across the street, opened in January 2019 at 52 Ráday St. PH21's Project Room programmes are supported by the Local Government of Ferencváros District (Budapest Főváros IX. Kerület Ferencváros Önkormányzata).
This exhibition is held in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, at the Valid World Hall Gallery: a multifunctional space located in the heart of Barcelona, in a private zone next to l’Arc de Triomf.
Curator & Juror of AWARDS
Zsolt Bátori
Zsolt is a philosopher of art and photographer. He currently serves as dean of the Faculty of Art and Creative Industries of the 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.