Gabor Szilasi - The Eloquence of the Everyday

From October 8, 2010 to February 6, 2011

This exhibition has ended.

This exhibition is organized by the Musée d'art de Joliette and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.

Gabor Szilasi (b. Budapest, 1928) has created, over the course of the last 50 years, one of Canada's most significant and influential bodies of photographic work, by documenting a society that is in constant flux.

The exhibition Gabor Szilasi - The Eloquence of the Everyday is comprised of portraits, domestic and commercial interiors, urban views of Montreal and Budapest, and images of rural Quebec, all contributing to the creation of an intricate social and historical record.

Discover the evolution and reach of Szilasi's work through this exhibition of 124 iconic photographs, starting October 8, 2010.


Gabor presents
The artist presents his practice and artistic vision through his photographic work.
Tuesday, November 2, at 6 p.m., in English
Thursday, November 4, at 6 p.m., in French

Conversation between photographers
Gabor Szilasi discusses photography with artists and friends in the field.
Thursday, January 27, 2011, at 6 p.m., bilingual

  • Photographers: Michel Campeau, Aislinn Leggett and Leo Rosshandler
  • Animators: Hélène Samson and David Harris

*Free activities. Places are limited.

Photo credit
Gabor Szilasi, Motorcyclists at Lake Balaton (detail), 1954. Collection of the artist. © Gabor Szilasi, 2009


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