Thursday, June 11, 2009

Gabor Szilasi - Eloquence of the Everyday

Gallery artist Gabor Szilasi is exhibiting his photographs at the Museé d'art de Joilette.

Eloquence of the Everyday
May 24 - August 30, 2009

Curated by David Harris

Au Lac Batalon, Hongrie, 1954

To mark Gabor Szilasi's 81st birthday, the Musée d'art de Joilette, in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, presents the Eloquence of the Everyday, an important retrospective of the work of the Hungarian-born Quebec artist. Structured around three themes - Hungary, Rural Quebec and Montreal - the exhibit brings together 130 photographs culled from diverse private and public collections both. These emblematic snapshots - some of which have never before been shown - form urban landscapes, architectural views and ambiance portraits testifying to Szilasi's indefatigable faith in the innately humanistic and documentary qualities of photography.

With his remarkable images of Quebec and Europe, Gabor Szilasi has produced, over the last fifty years, one of the most significant bodies of photographic work in Canada. Thanks to a European point of view rooted in the "savoir-faire" of Budapest's pictorial school, Szilasi has highlighted the specificities of the communities he photographed, creating touching documents that act as witness to the singular character of Hungarian and Quebecois societies of the latter half of the 20th century.

For more information visit:
Musée d'art de Joilette
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography

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