This is a photo book about shop windows of small shops in Budapest and Vienna:
Dialogue Budapest Vienna can be seen as a reflection upon contemporary urban developments and as a contribution to the history of everyday life in the city of Budapest. The photographs in this book are the reuslt of a one-year workshop held by Martin Frey in Budapest during the academic year 2016/17 with students at the School for Decoration and Window Dressing.
An artistic and urban-research photo project on the display windows of small shops and businesses was carried out together with the students in the streets of Budapest. Over 200 photographs of display windows were created during a number of photographic explorations carried out together in very different districts and parts of Budapest. The photos selected for a slide show presentation and this book were picked during a collective process carried out together with the students and enter into an associative dialogue with Viennese display windows. The one-year workshop concludes with a final project in which a vacant shop in the 8th district of Budapest is transformed into a Local Hero / Helyi Hos in the form of a multimedia installation.
During the workshop Dialogue Budapest Vienna and the resulting time spent in Budapest, this dialogue expanded thematically and Martin Frey bundled it together in two other independent photographic works: His photo series “Love Is the Answer” and the photo installation “Das Eisstanitzel / A Fagyi”, which includes a sculpture by László Korga.
All works are shown during Budapest Windows It´s all about shop windows but also more
A series of exhibitions by Martin Frey & Hanna Schimek (AT), presented in Budapest from 23rd November to 11th December 2017 at FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture and PUCCS Contemporary Art, in cooperation with Dekorator és Kirakatrendezo Iskola (School for Decoration and Window Dressing) and students from the class of Eszter Sárkics, Miklós Erhardt, László Korga, János Sugár, Gruppo Tökmag (HU) and Victoria Square Project (Athens/GR).