Recorded Memories

poly-perspective images

Iosif Király: "This project investigates, by means of photography, the issue of time and memory, how our mind forgets and remembers. The Reconstructions are compound poly-perspective images where each snapshot acts as a byte of information and memory. The fact that these snapshots are taken approximately from the same spot (location) but at different moments (after periods of minutes, days, months, years) give the final image a spatial coherence but a temporal discontinuity.
Each Reconstruction is influenced by several factors such as the context where it occurs, the emotional state at the moment of remembering, and experiences accumulated from the moment the event took place until the moment it is remembered, etc. Thus some details can be given more importance than others, and some elements can be highlighted whereas others can diminish or even fade out, being replaced with elements taken from ulterior happenings or even indirectly experienced events such as information received from the mass-media or other sources and taken as our own at a subconscious level. Some of these panoramas extend the private memory into a historical context, investigating the transformations that took place during the last two decades in various urban places in Romania and abroad."


Iosif Király
Born 1957 in Reșița, Romania; lives in Bucharest, Romania

Király holds an MA in architecture at Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism Bucharest and a PhD in visual arts at The National University of Arts Bucharest. He works both as an individual artist and as a member of subREAL group.

Solo exhibitions:
Photography: From Melancholy to Trauma, from Document to Monument, Intact Gallery Cluj, Romania, 2013. subREAL – Retrospect 1990–2012, MNAC, Bucharest, Romania; SALT, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012/13. Then and Now. Between Layers of Memory, Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2012. Reconstructions – Camera Austria, Graz, Austria, 2010. Blau, Die Erfindung der Donau, Technisches Museum Wien, Austria, 2005
Group exhibitions:
Second Life in Communism, Platforma MNAC, Bucharest, Romania, 2012. Doppio gioco – Double Game. The Ambiguity of the Photographic Image, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy, 2012. European Central Bank Annual Photography Award 2009, MNAC, Bucharest, Romania, 2010. Subversive Practices, Art under Conditions of Political Repression 60s–80s South America/Europe, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany, 2009. History Memory Identity, Contemporary Photography from Eastern Europe, former Sant’Agostino Hospital, Modena, Italy, 2009