Museo Amparo presents Kati Horna exhibition

. January 18, 2014

Museo Amparo presents Kati Horna an exhibition on view December 7, 2013–April 28, 2014.

Kati Horna in collaboration with Wolfgang Burger, Serie Hitlerei, 1937. Gelatin silver print, 16.8 x 12 cm. Archivo Privado de Fotografía y Gráfica Kati y José Horna

Kati Horna in collaboration with Wolfgang Burger, Serie Hitlerei, 1937. Gelatin silver print, 16.8 x 12 cm. Archivo Privado de Fotografía y Gráfica Kati y José Horna

Commemorating the centennial of the birth of Kati Horna (Szilas-Balhas, Hungary, 1912–Mexico City, 2000), celebrated in 2012, Museo Amparo in collaboration with the Jeu de Paume in Paris present the homonymous exhibition Kati Horna, with the intention of generating international recognition of this versatile photographer of a committed humanism, highlighting her unique creativity and contributions made to the development of photojournalism and photo-essay.

The exhibition Kati Horna seeks to present an extensive account of her work, permitting a revaluation and recovery of this artist who began delving in photography at the age of 21 in Hungary, surrounded by the rise of the European avant-garde of the 1930s, showing for this purpose her vast production spanning over six decades in Europe and in Mexico, her adopted country.

More than 150 works—most of them vintage prints—are presented, of which 70% are unpublished or rarely seen works. In addition, extensive documentation is included along with personal photographs of the artist, as well as journals with which she collaborated in her journeys through Hungary, France, Spain, and Mexico. The works come from the Archivo Privado de Fotografía y Gráfica Kati y José Horna, Centro de Documentación de la Memoria Histórica de Salamanca, and private collections.

The curators of the exhibition are Ángeles Alonso and José Antonio Rodríguez.

Museo Amparo
2 Sur 708, Centro Histórico
Puebla, Pue.
México
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