PÉTER NÁDAS

EXHIBITION Sep 12 — Dec 15, 2012

PÉTER NÁDAS (*1942)

Das Kaffeehaus New York im unterschiedlichen Vormittagslicht, 1962

gelatin silver print, printed later

23 x 17,5 cm

© Péter Nádas / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

PÉTER NÁDAS (*1942)

Blick auf den Hauptplatz von Makó, 1962

gelatin silver print, printed later

23 x 18 cm

© Péter Nádas / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

PÉTER NÁDAS (*1942)

Vater, Kinder und Großmutter, 1968

gelatin silver print, printed later

22 x 23 cm

© Péter Nádas / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

PÉTER NÁDAS (*1942)

Jéghoki a pusztán / Eishockey in der Tiefebene, 1963

gelatin silver print, printed 2007

22,8 x 22 cm

© Péter Nádas / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

PÉTER NÁDAS (*1942)

Búcsúban / Am Kirmes, 1967

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1967

24,1 x 18,5 cm

© Péter Nádas / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

PÉTER NÁDAS (*1942)

Katze im Küchenfenster, 1964

gelatin silver print, printed later

22 x 21 cm

© Péter Nádas / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

PÉTER NÁDAS (*1942)

Ein kleiner Junge, eingesperrt, 1963

gelatin silver print, printed later

23 x 18 cm

© Péter Nádas / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

PÉTER NÁDAS (*1942)

Külvárosi utcarészlet, ahogy a pinceablakból látható / Straßenabschnitt in einem Vorort, vom Kellerfenster aus gesehen, 1973

gelatin silver print, printed 2003

23,9 x 18,4 cm

© Péter Nádas / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

PÉTER NÁDAS (*1942)

Veszprémi apácák / Nonnen aus Veszprém, 1961

gelatin silver print, printed 2003

17,9 x 24,3 cm

© Péter Nádas / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

PÉTER NÁDAS (*1942)

Éjjeli mulató/ Nachtlokal, 1970

gelatin silver print, printed 2003

17,5 x 24,5 cm

© Péter Nádas / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

PÉTER NÁDAS (*1942)

Cèllövölde / Scheibenschießen, 1967

gelatin silver print, printed 2003

17,4 x 24,3 cm

© Péter Nádas / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

PÉTER NÁDAS (*1942)

Ferencvárosi ablak/ Franzstädter Fenster, 1972

gelatin silver print, printed 2003

23,7 x 18,3 cm

© Péter Nádas / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

On the occasion of the fifth annual European Month of Photography Berlin, Kicken Berlin will exhibit works by Péter Nádas. Hungarian writer Péter Nádas has, since the late 1950s, created a today little-known body of photographic work. Beginning as a photo reporter, he accompanied life in cities and in the countryside as a silent observer, finding in his images increasingly immaterial, moving allegories in light and shadow. He focuses on the usually little-noticed, unspectacular objects of nature and everyday life. His recent two-volume publication with the Swiss publishing house Nimbus Verlag is entitled Story of Shadow - Story of Light. Both Nádas’s journalistic works and his everyday observations have the effect of surreal miniatures, contextually removed from their immediate surroundings, but retain the pictorial language of humanistic and empathetic reportage. These are collected in the Story of Shadow. The Story of Light, photographs taken between 1999 and 2004, affixes transitory shadow images with the strong contrasts of surprisingly beautiful, tender overlays. The visual narrative corresponds with an essay on intuitive seeing. The overarching contemplation of text, image, and the philosophical world is also the focus of the current solo exhibition of Nádas’s work at the Kunsthaus Zug in Switzerland.