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2021.10.12. - 2021.11.28.
Budapest
2021.10.10. - 2021.11.28.
Budapest
2021.10.10. - 2021.11.28.
Budapest
2021.10.06. - 2021.12.05.
Budapest
2021.09.24. - 2022.01.30.
Budapest
2021.06.22. - 2021.12.31.
Debrecen
2021.01.15. - 2022.01.15.
Budapest
2012.03.01. - 2012.03.31.
Vác
2012.02.01. - 2012.02.29.
Miskolc
2012.01.22. - 1970.01.01.
Budapest
2011.10.04. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.10.01. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.10.01. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.09.30. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.09.30. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.07.04. - 2011.07.08.
Budapest
Kunsthalle - Budapest
The gallery
Address: 1146, Budapest Dózsa György út 37.
Phone number: (1) 460-7000, (1) 363-2671
Opening hours: Tue-Wed 10-18, Thu 12-20, Fri-Sun 10-18
2021.10.12. - 2021.11.28.
literature, still photography, temporary exhibition
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Museum tickets, service costs:
Ticket for adults
1200 HUF
Ticket for adults
(valid for the Kunsthalle and the Ernst Museum)
1400 HUF
Group ticket for adults
(from over 10 people)
800 HUF
/ capita
Ticket for students
(EU citizens from the age of 6 to 26 )
600 HUF
Ticket for students
(valid for the Kunsthalle and the Ernst Museum, 6-26 years of age)
700 HUF
Group ticket for students
(from over 10 people)
400 HUF
/ capita
Ticket for pensioners
(valid for the Kunsthalle and the Ernst Museum, 62-70 years of age)
700 HUF
Ticket for pensioners
(EU citizens from the age of 62 to 70)
600 HUF
Ticket for families
(1 adults + 2 children)
1800 HUF
/ family
Ticket for families
(2 adults + 2 children)
2400 HUF
/ family
The photography exhibition titled Layers of Incidence is organised by the Imre Kertész Institute within the framework of the Pilinszky 100 series. This remarkable show mounted in the Műcsarnok’s Chamber Hall presents photos taken by János Pilinszky more than fifty years ago.

Pilinszky, a Kossuth Prize laureate poet, turned to photography in 1965, by which time his volume titled On the Third Day (1959) had been published. This work represented the peak of his career up to that point but it also carried the threat of the artist eventually being silenced. Trying to escape the nightmare of such a threat, in his articles he increasingly explored the question of focusing one’s attention. He believed that a camera was an excellent tool enabling its user to keep a continuous openness or ’presence’ about him, but newly emerging travel opportunities also supported his shift to photography.

The selection of 66 photographs displayed here mainly comprise pictures Pilinszky took on his trips abroad: he often captured sacred buildings, objects and monuments but during his trip to London in 1967 – when the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s album was released – he also took street shots of the young people, whose novel way of thinking he saw as sincere and hopeful for the future. Besides these, he made a photo-series of Jutta Scherrer, one of his most important loves.

The rarely seen photographs exhibited now in the Műcsarnok bear witness to Pilinszky’s visual sensitivity and his attraction to still images, which he actually called his oratorio, his plays and a great many of his poems.